HARTFORD, Conn.--Trinity College (14-1), ranked #4 in the nation, battled back from a 1-0 first half deficit to defeat Connecticut College (5-10) 2-1 in a NESCAC Championship Quarterfinal contest played on Sheppard Field Sunday.
The Camels took the lead 15 minutes into the game junior Abby Hine (Madison, Conn.) finished with the 27th goal of her career on a pass from senior Ellen Cavanaugh (Cheshire, Conn.). But the Bantams answered by converting on a penalty corner with 10:32 remaining in the half. Robyn Williams (Bulawayo, Zimbabwe) buried a shot from near the top of the circle for the equalizer. Payson Sword (Princeton, N.J.) assisted on the goal as the inserter.
Trinity took the lead for good 4:17 later when Christy Bradley (Wellesley, Mass.) scored the difference maker on an assist from freshman midfielder Michelle Williams (Bulawayo, Zimbabwe) with 7:15 to play in the half.
Senior Steph Quinn (Arlington, Mass.) collected eight of her 10 saves in the second stanza to keep the Camels within a single score of the Bantams. Quinn thwarted Bradley´s bid for a second score in a breakaway situation with 3:46 left on the clock. The Camels had a pair of penalty corners in the closing moments but the Bantams were able to hold for the one goal victory.
Sophomore net-minder Gina Dinallo (West Hartford, Conn.) had one save in the victory for Trinity.
November 1, 2009