Springfield, Mass. - October 11, 2011 - Katie Mantie scored a pair of goals in the opening 15 minutes of play to lead the Springfield College women’s soccer team to a 5-0 non-conference win over visiting UMass Dartmouth at Brock-Affleck Field on Tuesday evening.
Springfield has now won its last four games to improve to 8-3-1, while the Corsairs drop to 7-7-1.
The Pride broke through for the game’s first goal in the 13th minute on Mantie’s first goal of the game. Mantie carried the ball from 25 yards out and slipped home a shot into the bottom right corner of the net.
Just over two minutes later, Mantie produced again as he took advantage of a nice feed from Erica Donnelly. Donnelly delivered a feed into the box to an oncoming Mantie, who beat the Corsiars keeper to the ball before poking a shot into the left corner.
Springfield added its third goal of the opening half at the 44:22 mark. After a Springfield player was taken down inside the six yard box, the Pride was awarded a penalty kick. Vicky DiNatale stepped up and calmly tucked home a goal to give the hosts a 3-0 lead at the half.
Jackie Moscardelli added to the Pride's offense after she netted an impressive goal 2:08 into the second half. With a defender on her back inside the box, she spun free to her right and blasted a shot from 10 yards out to give the Pride a 4-0 advantage.
Springfield tacked on its fifth goal in the 72nd minute after Kim Rasmussen slipped through the UMass Dartmouth defense for her fifth marker of the year.
Springfield outshot the visitors 24-6, including 16-4 in the second half. Stephanie Borges made fives saves in the loss for UMass Dartmouth, while Erin Greenstein earned the win making two saves in just over 71 minutes of action. Hanna MacDougall played the final 18-plus minutes, recording a save.
Next up for the Pride is rival Wheaton College, who is currently ranked 17th in the country in the latest NSCAA poll. The Pride will travel for a pivotal conference match on Saturday beginning at 1:00 pm.