Field Hockey Falls to Fifth-Ranked Trinity, 2-0
Oct. 14, 2009
NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-The fifth-ranked team in Division III had a bit too much for the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's field hockey team in a non-conference match at the UMass Dartmouth Athletic Complex Wednesday night. The Corsairs turned in a strong effort, but fell to the Bantams, 2-0.
Trinity took a 1-0 lead with 7:06 remaining in the first half. Senior forward Carrie Wolcott (Hamilton, MA/Groton HS) followed up a shot by junior forward Robin Williams (Bulawayo, Zimbabwe/Girls' College) and scored to put the Bantams on the board. Williams scored the second and final goal of the game on a shot from the goal line with 9:15 remaining.
"If we compete with top 10 teams, we'll be a lot more ready for Little East competition," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Nicole Castonguay. "We made some great plays. I expected this to be a close game, because we have the talent to compete with them. Trinity is very good at getting opportunities, and taking advantage of them, and that's what they did tonight. Our defense did a good job, and (senior goalkeeper) Seana (Golden) was great. (Freshman defender) Taryn (Cardiel, Moorpark, CA/Moorpark HS) played like a senior tonight, and (freshman forward) Eleanor (Taylor, Fairhaven, MA/Bishop Stang HS) played very hard as well."
The Bantams out shot the Corsairs, 17-11. Golden made 10 saves, while sophomore goalkeeper Gina Dinallo (West Hartford, CT/William H. Hall HSD) made six.
UMass Dartmouth dropped to 8-5 with the defeat, which snapped a five-match winning streak, while Trinity remained undefeated at 10-0. The Corsairs will return to action when they visit Southern Maine Saturday. The Bantams will travel to Tufts Saturday.
UMASS DARTMOUTH FIELD HOCKEY