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LEWISTON, Maine — Kelcie Finn scored both goals as Trinity College took a 2-1 NESCAC victory over the Bates College field hockey team on Saturday, despite Bates controlling most of the action.

The host Bobcats (3-5, 1-4 NESCAC) outshot the Bantams (3-4, 2-4 NESCAC) by a 14-8 margin and had nine penalty corners to Trinity’s three.

Trinity picked up its second straight NESCAC victory after a 1-0 win at Connecticut College on Tuesday. Bates lost its second straight NESCAC game. All five of the Bobcats’ losses have been decided by one goal.

Bates outshot Trinity 10-3 in the first half, but the Bantams held a 1-0 lead at the break. In the 31st minute, Finn notched her team-high eighth goal, knocking a loose ball from 10 yards out past starting goalie Alyssa Souza.

Less than two minutes into the second half, the Bantams went up 2-0 as Finn finished off a Trinity offensive flurry. Katherine Devaney’s shot from in front was saved by Bates goalie Adelae Durand. Chandler Solimine’s shot off the rebound was blocked, but Devaney passed the carom ahead to Finn near the right post for the finish.

Bates quickly earned two corners after the goal, and with 29:16 left in regulation the pressure paid off, as junior Taylor Lough’s pass from the right outside of the circle reached junior Emma Patterson, who knocked in a 10-yard shot past Trinity’s Lori Berger to cut the deficit in half.

The teams kept the ball outside the circles for most of the remainder of the game, and Trinity held the Bobcats to one shot despite five more penalty corners earned.

Berger made three saves in the victory, while Durand made two saves in the second half for Bates.

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