Field Hockey

2017 RECORD: 10-6; NESCAC: 5-5; NR: 18 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES: 5 NCAA RUNNER-UP: 1 (1999)

No. 11 Field Hockey Topped by Trinity, 4-0

No. 11 Field Hockey Topped by Trinity, 4-0

HARTFORD, Conn. – The Mammoths put 11 shots on frame and earned 13 corner opportunities, however the No. 11 Amherst College field hockey team was unable to find the back of the net as they fell to Trinity College, 4-0 Wednesday evening at Sheppard Field. 

With the loss, Amherst closes out the regular season with a 10-5 overall ledger and a 5-5 mark in conference play, while Trinity heads into the postseason with owning a 10-5 record on the year (5-5 NESCAC).

Kelcie Finn tallied her league-leading 20th goal of the season and the game-winner 13:41 into the contest. Gathering a one-touch pass from Kendall Brown behind the Amherst defense, Finn made the most of the breakaway as she stick handled to her right and sent a shot over the goal line.

Doubling the Bantam lead with no time on the clock at the end of the first half, Caroline Curtin converted on Trinity's first corner opportunity of the game following an impressive save by Emilie Flamme '20 on the initial blocker high shot. Finding the loose ball to the right of the net, Curtin slide a shot past the Mammoth goalie.

Finn and Chandler Solimine directed Trinity to the 4-0 win, notching scores at the 57:18 mark and 62:20 mark, respectively. Finn logged her second goal of the tilt on a sweeping shot after protecting the ball as she raced down the left sideline, while Solimine deflected a shot from the top of the circle into the bottom right corner of the goal.

Kendall Codey '19 had one of Amherst's best chances to avoid the shutout 10 minutes later. Following a penalty corner insertion pass, Codey ripped a shot on target from the top left of the circle, however the Trinity netminder came up with a kick save to keep the Mammoths' scoreless.

GAME NOTES

  • Flamme (8-4) made nine stops for the Mammoths in 63:01 in between the pipes in the loss, while Katie Savage '19 played the final 6:59 in relief. In net for Trinity, Lori Berger (10-5) registered 11 saves in the winning effort.
  • Amherst owned a slight 19-17 edge in shots in the matchup and a 13-5 advantage in penalty corners.
  • Elizabeth Turnbull '18 led the Mammoths with five shot attempts, while Codey chipped in four.