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Trinity Pulls Out Wild Field Hockey Win At Endicott

Ellie Tate '21
Ellie Tate '21

Beverly, Mass. - Senior tri-captain Caroline Curtin (Andover, Mass.) scored twice, including the game-winner in overtime, to lead the visiting Trinity College Bantams to a 5-4 victory over the Endicott College Gulls in field hockey action this afternoon at North Field.  Trinity, ranked No. 17 in the nation, improves to 4-2, while the Gulls drop to 4-4.  Trinity will host No. 7-ranked Bowdoin in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) action on Saturday, September 28 at 11 a.m. in its next game.  Curtin scored 4:03 into the overtime from fellow senior tri-captain Jordan Ragland (Westport, Conn.), after sophomore midfielder Caelin Flaherty (Upton, Mass.) had forced the extra session with a fourth-quarter goal that tied the game at 4-all.  This was the first-ever matchup between the two teams.

Trailing, 1-0, early, Trinity scored twice in a row on rebounds by Curtin and Brown midway through the first quarter.   then scored two unanswered goals through Curtin who made it 1-1 at 6:06 and Kendall Brown (Greenwich, Conn.) who made it 2-1 at 8:32.  The Gulls responded with two goals of their own, as Sydney Poulin (Watertown, Mass.) tied the game at two at 27:36 and Julie Champigny gave Endicott a 3-2 lead at 31:16. The Bantams tied the game at 3-3 on a penalty stroke  by Flaherty at 42:57.  Jaylin Grabau (Lynnfield, Mass.) gave Endicott a 4-3 lead, but Flaherty answered with the game-tying goal from the top of the circle at 47:17.  Rookie goalkeeper Emma Cropper (Wilton, Conn.) made four saves for the Bantams.