No. 17 field hockey edged in clash of ranked NESCAC teams
Hadley Duncan broke a tie with a goal midway through the second half and nationally ranked No. 19 Trinity College went on to a 2-1 win against No. 17 Hamilton College in a NESCAC game at Trinity's Sheppard Field on Sept. 10.
The game was the 2011 opener for both teams. Nikki Haskins '14 scored Hamilton's goal, and Sarah Flisnik '12 was credited with the assist. Haskins posted 10 goals last year as a rookie. Victoria Trentini '15 made five saves and played all 70 minutes in her first game in the cage for the Continentals.
The Bantams won their fourth straight season opener. Alanna Capasso was credited with the assist on Duncan's game-winner, and Gina Dinallo made eight saves.
Trinity's Caroline Snite opened the scoring 12:20 into the first half on a rebound of her own shot that was initially saved by Trentini. Hamilton answered with 12:38 left in the half on Haskins' goal, and the teams were deadlocked at the break. Duncan netted the clincher in transition with 11:42 left.
The Continentals held an 11-7 shot advantage, and were awarded seven penalty corners to five for the Bantams. This marked the first meeting ever between the two teams. Erin McNally '12 nearly gave Hamilton a 1-0 lead less than four minutes into the first half, but her shot off a penalty corner hit one of the posts.
Hamilton hosts Utica College in non-conference action on Wednesday, Sept. 14.