HARTFORD, CT-Host Trinity broke a scoreless tie with three goals in the second half and went on to defeat the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's field hockey team, 3-0, in a non-conference match at Robin L. Sheppard Field Tuesday evening.
Olivia Tapsall broke the tie with an unassisted goal for the Bantams in the 39th minute. Paige Duke gave Trinity a 2-0 lead when she scored nearly 17 minutes later, and Hadley Duncan converted a pass from Duke with just over 10 minutes remaining to cap the scoring.
"Trinity was a solid team who we knew would be a match to make us stronger," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Nicole Castonguay. "We took a dose of humble pie tonight, and I know my players will use this as a motivator. I saw some glimpses of brilliance from our Corsairs tonight, and now we are going to work on the practice sets that will bring us to the next level. We have a big week ahead, and we look forward to what's in store for us."
The Bantams outshot the Corsairs, 25-4. Sophomore goalkeeper Lauren O'Brien (Rochester, MA/Old Rochester Regional HS) made 11 saves for UMass Dartmouth, while Anne Scalamnbrino made two saves for Trinity.
UMD dropped to 8-4 with the defeat, while Trinity improved to 6-4 with the victory. UMass Dartmouth will return to action when they visit Wesleyan Thursday evening. The Huskies will visit Bates Tuesday.
UMASS DARTMOUTH FIELD HOCKEY