Women's Soccer Edged by Trinity, 1-0
Contact: Mike O'Brien
HARTFORD, Conn. - A second half goal from Elisa Dolan '15 at the 61st minute lifted Trinity women's soccer to a 1-0 win over Amherst on Wednesday.
With the loss, Amherst finished the regular season 9-2-3 overall and 5-2-3 in the conference to earn the No. 5 spot in the NESCAC Championship. Trinity (11-3) moved ahead of the Jeffs in the final league standings to take the No. 4 spot with a 7-3 mark. The two teams will meet again Saturday, Nov. 2 in Hartford, Conn. for the NESCAC Quarterfinals.
Trinity came out strong to open the first stanza and narrowly missed on its first scoring chance when junior Karyn Barrett's attempt at the 1:39 mark hit the crossbar.
Amanda Brisco '14 entered the game at the ninth minute and made an immediate impact, recording the Jeff's first shot attempt shortly after but missed wide.
After a scoreless first half, the Bantams tallied the first and only goal of the game at the 61st minute when Barrett found Dolan for the game-winner.
Amherst retaliated and posted all four of their second half shots following the goal but were unable to find the back of the net. Brisco and Sarah Zuckerman '17 led the Jeffs with two shots a piece.
Amherst held a 9-6 advantage in corner kicks but were outshot 15-6. Holly Burwick '16 recorded three stops in goals for the Jeffs.
Prior to today's game, Amherst and Trinity wore t-shirts during warm-ups to promote the non-profit organization, Soccer Without Borders. Click here for more information.
2013 NESCAC Women's Soccer Championship
Saturday, November 2 at Higher Seeds
No. 8 Colby at No. 1 Middlebury – 12:00 p.m.
No. 7 Wesleyan at No. 2 Williams – 12:00 p.m.
No. 6 Tufts at No. 3 Bowdoin – 1:30 p.m.
No. 5 Amherst at No. 4 Trinity – 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 9
Semifinals – games at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Highest remaining seed vs. lowest remaining seed
Remaining first round winners
Sunday, November 10
Final – 12:00 pm