Trinity College 4, Connecticut College 0 Pianucci Impresses with Six Saves in Relief Duty for Camels

Trinity College 4, Connecticut College 0 Pianucci Impresses with Six Saves in Relief Duty for Camels

NEW LONDON, Conn.--Sophomore forward Kelcie Finn (Weymouth, Mass.) scored three goals to lead the visiting Trinity College field hockey team to a 4-0 victory at Connecticut College Tuesday night.

The Bantams improved their record to 4-3 (3-2 NESCAC) with their third straight win. The Camels fell to 1-7 and are 0-5 in conference play.

The visitors opened the scoring 3:39 into regulation. Junior Mia Olson (Granby, Conn.) assisted senior forward Olivia Tapsall (Greenwich, Conn.) for the score as the Bantams cashed in on a penalty corner.

Finn would score the next two goals in a 6:46 span of the opening half to vault the visitors out to a 3-0 advantage at the break.

With 24:42 remaining in regualation, senior Elizabeth Caporale (Glastonbury, Conn.) assisted Finn on her third scored of the night. It was Finn's team-leading eighth goal of the season.

Caporale had two assists for the Bantams.

Trinity senior net-minder Sophie Fitzpatrick (Duxbury, Mass.) made all three of her saves in the first half to earn the shutout for the visitors. Junior Ryley van der Velde (Louisville, Ky.) made six saves in the first half for the Camels while first year goalie Lauren Pianucci (Glen Gardner, N.J.) made six saves in a strong performance in relief duty.

Trinity held a 16-to-5 advantage on shots and enjoyed a 14-to-3 edge on penalty corners.

Camel Tracks-Not Including Tuesday Night's Game

Connecticut College - First-year forward Jamie Navoni (Natick, Mass.) scored twice in a 4-3 loss to Hamilton Saturday. Sophomore Katlyn Paiva (Rehoboth, Mass.) contributed a goal and an assist in two starts for the Camels this week.  Junior Ryley van der Velde (Louisville, Ky.) has made 45 saves and is tied for sixth place in the NESCAC with 6.43 saves per game.

Senior Heidi Halsted (Mill Valley, Calif.) has accounted for a team-best seven points with three goals and an assist. Paiva has scored two goals while assisting on two others to rank second on the squad with six points. Sophomore Jacqueline Murphy (Danvers, Mass.) is ranked 18th nationally with four defensive saves.