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Field hockey falls 2-0 at Trinity

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Trinity College won its third straight game and kept the Bates field hockey team winless in NESCAC play on Saturday, prevailing 2-0 in an evenly contested game.

The Bobcats have little time to rest, with a game at Amherst on tap for Sunday afternoon.

In a game played largely outside the circles, only 14 shots were attempted by either team, though 12 of them were off of Bantam sticks.

With the victory, the Bantams improved to 5-2 overall and 3-1 in league play, while the Bobcats fell to 1-5 on the year and 0-5 in conference tilts.

Bantams forward Brenna Hobin opened the scoring in the 29th minute netting her third tally of 2014 off a pass from Cara Daly. The goal was all Trinity would need thanks to ball control and a stout defensive effort. The Bantams back line allowed less than three shots for the second time this year.

In the second half, Casey Quinn gave the Bantams some breathing room with an insurance goal in the 39th minute. Olivia Tapsall picked up the assist on Quinn's marker.

Trinity goalkeeper Sophie Fitzpatrick recorded her second consecutive shutout to notch her fifth win of the season. Fitzpatrick turned aside the only shot she faced en route to her third clean sheet of the year. On the opposite end, Bates junior Cristina Vega (Needham, Mass.) made eight saves in a losing effort for Bates.

Bates juniors Shannon Beaton (West Newbury, Mass.) and Danielle Pierce (Parsonsfield, Maine) attempted the Bobcats' two shots on the game.