MEDFORD, Mass. – The Connecticut College field hockey team fell to #2 Tufts by a 5-0 score on Saturday afternoon at Ounjian Field.
Mary Kate Patton opened the scoring with an unassisted marker five minutes into the contest and never looked back. Celia Lewis then doubled the lead by potting a rebound in the 20th minute, and Hanaa Malik redirected a shot taken by Celia Lewis in the 24th to give the Jumbos a 3-0 advantage into the break.
Tufts (2-1, NESCAC 2-0) tacked on two more goals in the second half. Gigi Tutoni tipped in an initial attempt by Mary Kate Patton, and Claire Trilling provided insurance in the 41st minute of action.
Jumbo goalkeeper Emily Polinski made one stop to pick up the victory between the pipes, as the hosts outshot their guests by a 32-2 margin and had a 15-1 advantage in penalty corners. Freshman Andi McGraw (Sheffield, Mass.) made nine saves in the loss for the Camels, who had a scoring opportunity late in the first half when sophomore Courtney Peyko (Grand Isle, Vt.) took a shot that sailed high on a penalty corner.
Connecticut College (1-3, NESCAC 0-2), which has dropped three contests to teams ranked among the nation's top five by the NFHCA, visits Colby tomorrow at 1:00 p.m.