|Lyndsay Beaton '12 has scored goals against three nationally-ranked opponents.|
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Hadley Duncan scored two goals to lead No. 11 nationally ranked Trinity College to a 5-1 win over the Bates College field hockey team in NESCAC action on Robin Sheppard Field Saturday. Trinity improves to 3-2 overall and 2-1 in the league, while Bates drops to 1-4 overall and 0-4 in the league.
Payson Sword got the scoring started for the Bantams with a goal in the 11th minute. Lyndsey Shepard followed that up with her first career collegiate goal, giving the Bantams a 2-0 lead in the first half.
With just under four minutes remaining in the half, Bates junior Lyndsay Beaton (West Newbury, Mass.) brought the Bobcats within a goal after finding the back of the net for her team- and career-high third goal this season.
Duncan opened the second half with an immediate goal, and followed up with another later in the period. Christy Bradley scored the fifth Bantam goal midway through the second frame, and the defensive unit continued to frustrate the Bobcats, keeping them out of the offensive zone in building a 25-4 advantage in shots.
Junior Gina Dinallo (West Hartford, Conn.) made four saves in goal for the Bantams, while senior goalkeeper Katie McEnroe (Hockessin, Del.) made 11 stops for the Bobcats.
Bates next plays a non-conference game at UMaine-Farmington on Wednesday at 4 p.m.