Field Hockey Drops Last Regular Season Game
The women’s field hockey team concluded its regular season play with a heartbreaking 2-1 loss to the Trinity Bantams this past Wednesday, Oct. 24.
It was clear from the start of the contest that this would be an intense matchup, as no one scored for the majority of the first half. However, Trinity’s offensive pressure eventually broke the deadlock and it was able to end the first half with a 2-0 lead.
After getting outshot by the Bantams 6-2 in the first half, the Cardinals looked to create more offensive chances. Just 6:53 into the second stanza, Ashley McLaren ’13 scored off a Taylor Wells ’14 penalty corner. With Trinity’s lead now cut to one, the Cardinals looked to earn the equalizing goal. Despite tallying more shots that half, the Cardinals were unable to score and the game ended in a 2-1 loss. The teams tied in shots 4-4 in the second half.
Goaltender Tori Redding ’13 collected a total of five saves in the contest, but it was just not enough to stop the powerhouse Bantams.
Both teams advance to the NESCAC playoffs, which start Saturday, Oct. 27. Trinity, as the fourth seed with a 7-3 conference mark, will host fifth-seeded Amherst in the opening round. Wesleyan, with its 4-6 NESCAC record, tied with Connecticut College and Williams for sixth place in the standings. However, none of the tie-breaking procedures could be used to separate the teams. Through a random selection process, Wesleyan got placed as the seventh seed and will face second-seeded Tufts in Medford, Mass. at 1 p.m.