Upset Minded Camels Visit Trinity for NESCAC Quarterfinal Sunday

Tri-Captains: Kristen Dirmaier, Kelsey Fredericks & Ellen Cavanaugh
Tri-Captains: Kristen Dirmaier, Kelsey Fredericks & Ellen Cavanaugh
NEW LONDON, Conn. -The Connecticut College field hockey team (5-9) will visit Trinity College (13-1) Sunday afternoon for a New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship Quarterfinal in Hartford, Conn. The eighth seeded Camels completed the regular season with a 3-6 record in the conference. The top seeded Bantams have climbed all the way up to number four in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) national poll. The Camels will be making their first appearance in the Championship Tournament since they faced Williams College back on Oct. 30, 2005. Jill Mauer ´08 had a hat-trick for the sixth seeded Camels in a 5-3 loss at #3 Williams. The Bantams reached semifinals of the 2008 Championship before they were eliminated by top seeded Tufts. The Camels would like to get junior forward Abby Hine (Madison, Conn.) involved early and often. Hine is having another huge season with eight goals, six assists and 22 points and is in fifth place on the program´s all-time scoring list with 68 points. Senior tri-captains Ellen Cavanugh (Cheshire, Conn.), Kristen Dirmaier (South Burlington, Vt.) and Kelsey Fredericks (Nantucket, Mass.) are all experienced starters that have come through in clutch situations for head coach Debbie Lavigne´s squad. Steph Quinn (Arlington, Mass.) has been providing consistent goaltending all season long and is second in the NESCAC and 23rd in the nation with 8.6 saves per game. 2009 NESCAC FIELD HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP Quarterfinals - Sunday, November 1 at Higher Seeds No. 8 Connecticut College at No. 1 Trinity - 1:00 p.m. No. 7 Wesleyan at No. 2 Tufts - 1:00 p.m. No. 6 Bowdoin at No. 3 Amherst - 1:00 p.m. No. 5 Williams at No. 4 Middlebury - 1:00 p.m. Semifinals - Saturday, November 7 at Highest Remaining Seed 11:00 a.m./1:30 p.m. Championship - Sunday, November 8 Semifinal winners - 12:00 p.m.

October 31, 2009

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