#3 Trinity College 2, #6 Connecticut College 1
Hormel Scores Second Half Goal for Camels
Hartford, Conn.--(Trinity College Sports Information) The Trinity College Bantams hung on for a 2-1 win over the Connecticut College Camels in men's soccer New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship Tournament Semifinal action today on Campus Field.
Trinity, ranked No. 9 in New England and seeded No. 3 in the NESCAC Tournament, improves to 9-4-2 overall and 6-2-2 in the league with its fourth straight win. Connecticut College, seeded No. 6 in the tournament, ends their season with a 9-5-1 overall record and a 5-4-2 league mark.
Both teams had scoring opportunities early in the match, including a shot off the crossbar by senior Oscar Brown (Ridgefield, Conn.), but with an energized home crowd behind them, it was Trinity to strike first with a goal by sophomore Graham Goldstein (Mill Valley, Calif.) on a perfectly placed cross by senior co-captain Wesley Updike (Cambridge, Mass.) from the left side. Freshman Timothy Shea (Somerset, Mass.) picked a good time to score his second career goal, starting the second half with a score to increase Trinity's lead to 2-0, giving the Bantams a cushion that would prove handy. Goldstein's goal was also just the second of his career.
With a thick snowfall mounting in the second half and time thinning, Trinity would be tested before the game's end as the Camels struck back with a goal, courtesy of sophomore Ryland Hormel (San Francisco, Calif.), with just 8:50 remaining on the clock. The score, which was the first that Trinity has allowed in their last four games, gave the Camels some late energy, but the Trinity defense held its ground, sending the Bantams into the NESCAC Semifinal Round for just the second time in program history.
With the support of another strong defensive effort, senior captain goalkeeper Grant Schonberg (Mendham, N.J.) needed just one save for the win, allowing his first goal in the last 423:02 minutes played. Casey Marini (Hampden, Mass.) made five saves for the Camels.
October 29, 2011