Oct. 4, 2008
Courtesy of Springfield Sports Information Departmetn
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The Springfield College field hockey team netted a goal in the first four minutes of play and never looked back en route to a 3-1 victory over MIT in NEWMAC play on Saturday morning.
With the win, the 17th-ranked Pride improve to 6-3, 2-0 in league play while the Engineers drop to 5-7, 0-2.
The Pride jumped on the board first as Becca Gamble took a feed from Alexa Carlson during a scramble in front of the cage and poked the ball past MIT goalie Keri Dixon just 3:40 into the contest.
Morgan Rein gave the Pride a 2-0 advantage off a penalty corner with 9:53 left in the first half. Rein ripped a shot from seven yards out into the back of the cage after she received a pass from teammate Meg Bradley. Springfield ended the half with a 2-0 lead after controlling much of the play in the opening stanza.
However, Springfield, which applied constant pressure throughout the contest, put the game away two minutes later as Jane Kelleher netted her team-leading seventh goal of the year.
Carlson finished the game with two assists for Springfield, while Alison McCarthy recorded the win in goal, making just one save on four shots faced.
The Pride outshot the MIT, 29-4, in the game as Dixon made five stops in the cage for the visitors.
The Engineers will look to pick up their first conference win Tuesday, October 7 when they travel to Babson.