Field hockey wins their game 3-1 over nationally ranked Trinity Bantams

An impressive run continues for field hockey, beating nationally ranked Trinity Bantams. Continuing their impressive start to the season, the Women’s field hockey team extended their winning streak to three and remain undefeated thus far. Taking on the nationally ranked Trinity College for the first time this year, the Mules earned a hard-fought victory against the Bantams. Trinity field hockey is currently ranked 15 nationally. With seven new players joining the team this year, Colby will certainly be looking to take full advantage of building their potential while using the experience of the returning players to make a mark this season. 

Prior to this week, for conference play, the Mules beat Connecticut College 2-1 and now sit 2-0 in conference play with a win over Trinity this past Saturday. Though the weather looked as if heavy rain was near, the actual downpour held off for the most part throughout the match, allowing for uninterrupted play. 

Heading into the game against Trinity, Colby had not beat the Bantams since September of 2017, giving the team a great opportunity to break Trinity’s win streak and make a statement against a nationally ranked team. However, the start of the game was somewhat slow with Colby having the only shot of the first quarter just six minutes into the game. Trinity took the first lead of the game with a shot slipping past Colby nine-minutes into the second quarter. Despite going down in the second, goalie Emily Buckman ’20 faced an additional four shots in the second that she saved all of, helping keep Colby in the game. As for Colby, they were again only able to record one shot for the quarter. 

Down one heading into the second half, the Mules came out with some very strong play to get themselves back into the game. With both strong offensive and defensive play, the Mules pressed back against Trinity and in the final four minutes of the third quarter, Lauren Walter ’21 scored from an assist by Kaitlyn Smith ’23. Having finally tied the game 1-1 Colby looked to take the lead early in the fourth quarter. Just a minute into the fourth quarter, Emily Hogan ‘21 scored with the assist going to Eliza Mell ’20. With this, Colby took the lead 2-1. The Mules continued their strong play while looking to extend their lead. Not four minutes later Colby scored a third goal. In minute 49 Smith ’23 scored the final goal for Colby, bringing the score to 3-1. At the end of regulation Colby had a total of five shots on net and Buckman recorded a total of five saves against six shots from the Bantams. 

With this victory over Trinity, Colby has certainly made their voices heard as they head further into the season. Looking ahead, the team will have two matches this coming week. Firstly, the team will be heading down to Tufts this upcoming Saturday to take on the Jumbos and then immediately heading to Wesleyan the next day.

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