LEWISTON, Maine -- Senior forward Shannon Beaton scored near the beginning of both halves as the Bates College field hockey team won for the fourth time in five games, 2-0 over Trinity College on Saturday at Campus Avenue Field.
The Bobcats (4-3, 2-3 NESCAC) outshot Trinity by a 12-9 margin and held off a late charge by the Bantams, who accumulated five penalty corners in the final six minutes but couldn't convert.
The visiting Bantams' (4-4, 3-3 NESCAC) three-game winning streak was snapped, as was their three-game conference winning streak.
Beaton (West Newbury, Mass.) gave Bates a 1-0 lead in the fourth minute of the game, on Bates' first shot of the game. The senior captain knocked the ball past a defender near midfield and streaked ahead for a breakway. Beaton carried just inside the circle before unleashing a hard shot that found a gap between Trinity goalie Sophie Fitzpatrick and the near (right) goalpost.
Beaton then scored her team-high fifth goal of the season with 32:51 left in the second half, taking one touch on a Bates penalty corner, inserted by first-year Adah Lindquist (Wayne, Pa.), before striking the ball home just off the center of the cage.
Trinity attempted four shots in the final nine minutes, three of them blocked by Bates defenders and one saved by goalkeeper Cristina Vega (Needham, Mass.) off the stick of Mia Olsen.
Vega made four saves to post her first shutout of the season. Fitzpatrick made five saves for Trinity.
Bates plays a non-conference game at Endicott on Wednesday at 7pm.
March 23, 2016 Field hockey recognized by NFHCA for academic excellence
November 30, 2015 Caroline O'Reilly named all-region in field hockey
October 28, 2015 Field hockey wins 1-0 at Colby, earns first playoff bid since 2010
October 24, 2015 No. 3 Panthers move past field hockey 5-0
October 22, 2015 Field hockey falls on penalty strokes at Southern Maine, 4-3
October 18, 2015 Amherst tops field hockey 3-0 with three first-half goals
October 17, 2015 Field hockey falls 5-0 to No. 16 Jumbos
October 14, 2015 Bates field hockey stuns No. 9 Babson, 1-0
October 10, 2015 Connecticut College tips field hockey, 1-0
October 7, 2015 Beaton, O'Reilly score as field hockey wins 2-1 at Endicott
October 3, 2015 Beaton powers field hockey to 2-0 win over Trinity
September 27, 2015 No. 18 Williams pulls away from field hockey in second half, 3-0
September 26, 2015 Beaton, Lough lead field hockey past Wesleyan, ending NESCAC drought
September 23, 2015 Lough's hat trick marks 4-0 field hockey win over Thomas
September 15, 2015 Field hockey holds No. 2 Bowdoin close for a half, falls 5-0
September 12, 2015 Field hockey plays well in 1-0 loss at Hamilton
September 9, 2015 Field hockey finishes suspended game vs. Husson with 4-1 victory
September 8, 2015 Youthful Bates field hockey team eager to go in 2015