Trinity Upends Field Hockey in Homecoming Showdown

Maddie Ferrucci kept the Polar Bears in the hunt with multiple sprawling saves against Trinity
Maddie Ferrucci kept the Polar Bears in the hunt with multiple sprawling saves against Trinity

BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Trinity field hockey team converted on a late penalty corner to complete the come from behind 2-1 victory against Bowdoin on Saturday afternoon.

The Polar Bears and Bantams share identical 8-2 regular season records. Bowdoin is 3-2 in NESCAC play, while Trinity is 5-2.

Game Highlights

  • Bowdoin scored with 14:56 remaining in the first half to take a 1-0 lead. Manveer Sandhu sparked the play as she broke through the center of the field, splitting a pair of defenders, and finding Kara Finnerty on the left side of stroke. Finnerty made a spinning pass to Emma Stevens on the far post for the goal.
  • Trinity responded seven minutes later. Nicole Quinlan inserted the ball to Chandler Solimine on a corner and Solimine fed the ball back low to Quinlan. Quinlan flicked the ball over Maddie Ferrucci to even the game.
  • Ten minutes into the second half, Ferrucci denied a promising Trinity bid as Solimine earned a breakaway one-on-goal. Ferrucci slide tackled the approaching forward to break up the play.
  • Ferrucci made another key save, this time denying Kendall Brown, with a diving stick save to her right side.
  • The Bantams broke through with seven minutes remaining in the game to take a 2-1 lead. Quinlan inserted on the corner and found Caroline Fisher at the top. Fisher lofted an aerial over the Bowdoin defense.

By the Numbers

  • The Bantams held a 15-9 edge in shots, with both teams earning five corners.
  • Ferrucci made nine saves. Elizabeth Bennewitz and Beth Koeller each recorded a defensive save.
  • Lori Berger made a pair of stops.

Up Next

  • The Polar Bears travel up the road to Colby for a Sunday game at 1:00 p.m.
  • Trinity hosts Springfield on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.