Field Hockey Stumbles Against Trinity
Oct. 11, 2011
NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's field hockey team lost to visiting Trinity, 2-0, in a non-conference match at Cressy Field Tuesday evening.
In the 57th minute of play, Trinity broke a scoreless tie when sophomore Paula Shea (Longmeadow, MA/Longmeadow HS) snuck a loose ball past Corsair sophomore goalie Kelsey Gallo following a penalty corner for the Bantams. Trinity sealed their victory with 12:11 left in the game on a goal from junior Alanna Capasso (Weston, MA/Weston HS), assisted by junior Hadley Duncan (Rye, NY/Holy Child HS).
"I'm really happy with a lot of parts of our game," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Nicole Castonguay. "Our main goal was to play strong against a NESCAC team to prepare us for the next level and I feel like we did that in a lot of areas. Our team defense was better, it was tough on their two goals, I felt like they could've been stopped and when you're down against a team like Trinity, it's really hard to catch up. (Sophomore) Devon Herlihy (Stratham, NH/Exeter HS) played an amazing game, I'm really happy with my backfield and I feel like there's a lot more team play. My forward line was tending to play a little bit safe, so one of our goals going into our next game will be to play to win big, not just to win or defend. Overall, I'm proud of where the team has gone from September to now."
The Bantams outshot the Corsairs, 9-2. Gallo made four saves for UMD, while senior goalkeeper Gina Dinallo (West Hartford, CT/William H. Hall HS) stopped one shot for Trinity College.
The Corsairs fell to 7-6 with the loss, while the Bantams improved to 8-2 with the victory. UMass Dartmouth will return to action when they visit Bridgewater State Saturday. Trinity will visit Middlebury Saturday.
UMASS DARTMOUTH FIELD HOCKEY