Hartford, Conn. - October 11, 2016 - The Springfield College field hockey team fell to nationally-ranked Trinity College, 8-2, on Tuesday night in Hartford. With the loss, the Pride is now 5-7 on the year, while the Bantams, which were ranked No. 12 in the latest National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) National Rankings, improves to 9-2 overall.
Springfield College received scoring from senior forward Tori Stollmer (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.) and first-year Taylor Conley (Yarmouth Port, Mass.), who sits atop the NEWMAC in goals scored among freshmen. In net, freshman Abbey Doherty (Hampton, N.H.) made a career-best 18 saves, as her counterpart, Lori Berger (Scottsdale, Ariz.) made five stops in the win.
The Bantams out shot the Pride, 36-12, while also holding an 8-6 advantage in penalty corners over 70 minutes of play.
It only took Trinity only 25 seconds to get on the board, as Kelcie Finn (Weymouth, Mass.) found the back of the net on a feed from Chandler Solimine (Pelham, N.Y.), before Finn added her second of the contest just 7:15 later to make it 2-0, Bantams. Finn set up a goal by Sydney Doolittle (Milford, Conn.) to make it 3-0, before Stollmer found the back of the net to cut the Pride's deficit to a pair with 15:10 remaining until halftime.
Trinity scored back-to-back goals to take a 5-1 lead in the early goings of the second half, receiving markers from Doolittle and Finn, before Conley notched her team-leading 12th goal of the year to make it 5-2 with 23:22 to play in the game.
The Bantams added three more goals in the final minutes of the game, as Madison Thomas (Norwalk, Conn.) scored twice in a span of 12:08, before Solimine netted Trinity's eighth goal of the game with 3:20 to play.
Up next, Springfield College will head to Wellesley for a 1 p.m. contest on Saturday, October 15.