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Smith Beats Women's Soccer On Penalty Kicks

NORTHAMPTON, Mass., Oct. 30, 2004 -- Third-seed Smith College outscored sixth-seed Springfield College, 4-3, in penalty kicks to advance to the semifinals of the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Tournament this afternoon.

The match ended in a 1-1 draw after two overtimes.

Junior keeper Christina Davis (Newington, Conn.) made seven saves and allowed just one goal in 110 minutes for the Pride, which ends the season with a 6-9-3 overall mark.

The Pride took a 1-0 nothing lead when Smith scored an “own goal” as a Pioneer deflected the ball into Smith’s goal off a corner kick in the 77th minute. The Pioneers tied it up with two minutes remaining in regulation on a goal by Kendra Olivieri off a corner from Catherine Peo.

With the score knotted at 3-3 in penalty kicks, Peo found the back of the net as the Pioneers advanced to the semifinals.

The NEWMAC semifinals and final will be hosted by Wheaton College on Sat., Nov. 6 with top-seed Wheaton facing No. 1 Babson, and Smith taking on No. 7 Clark. Match times are 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The championship match will be played the following day at 1 p.m.
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John Gibson John Gibson, a native of London, England, enters his 14th season as head women's soccer at Springfield College in the fall of 2013. Gibson has led the Pride to the NCAA Tournament in six of the last eight years and has established the Pride as one of the top programs in the country. His clubs have registered an impressive a 165-75-21 record. Read more.

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