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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: September 12, 2009
WATERVILLE, Maine --- The Colby College field hockey team battled back from 2-0 and 3-1 deficits against 12th-ranked Trinity College, but the Bantams scored 5:03 into overtime to earn a 4-3 victory in a New England Small College Athletic Conference opener for both teams Saturday at Bill Alfond Field.
Christy Bradley (Wellesley, Mass.) scored on a breakaway in overtime for the decisive goal.
Colby (0-1 overall, 0-1 NESCAC) fought back to tie the game with just 3:17 left in regulation on the first collegiate goal by Hannah O'Brien (Wolfeboro Falls, N.H.). Heather Quadir (Medfield, Mass.), who had one goal and two assists, had the assist on the play that started off a penalty corner.
Trinity (1-0, 1-0) had a 3-0 advantage in shots in the overtime session and forced Colby goalie Liz Fontaine (Wilbraham, Mass.) to make two of her nine saves in the game. Bradley got the winner when she received a long outlet pass a few yards past midfield. She went in on Fontaine from the right side and was able to get past her and ripped a low shot in the center of the goal.
Bradley also scored the opening goal of the contest at 14:52 of the first half when she tipped in a hard blast from Carrie Wolcott (Hamilton, Mass.), who had two assists on the day. The Bantams went up 2-0 just 5:08 later when Robyn Williams (Bulawayo, Zimbabwe) had a hard shot from about 12 yards out in front of the goal.
Ashley Wagner (Sudbury, Mass.) helped the Mules cut the lead to 2-1 at halftime when she tallied with just 7:13 to play. Quadir, near the sideline, hit a ball that Wagner managed to tip slightly on the run. Wagner and a Trinity defender kept up the chase after the tip and the ball got past Bantam keeper Gina Dinallo (West Hartford, Conn.).
The Mules made it 3-2 with 25:16 left in the second half off a penalty corner. Senior co-captain Meghan Saccone (Andover, Mass.) smacked the shot off the penalty corner and Quadir managed to deflect the ball past Dinallo.
Dinallo had six of her eight saves in the second half for Trinity.
Trinity 4, Colby 3, OT
T: Christy Bradley (Carrie Wolcott), 14:52 into game
T: Robyn Williams, 20:00
C: Ashley Wagner (Heather Quadir), 27:47
T: Michelle Williams (Carrie Wolcott), 40:15
C: Heather Quadir (Meghan Saccone), 44:44
C: Hannah O'Brien (Heather Quadir), 66:43
T: Christy Bradley, 75:03
Shots: Trinity 16, Colby 14. Goalies: Gina Dinallo (Trinity, 75:03, 3 GA, 8 saves); Liz Fontaine (Colby, 75:03, 4 GA, 9 saves).