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Women's Soccer Picks Up Big NEWMAC Victory


WORCESTER, Mass., Oct. 26, 2004 – Led by two goals by Amanda Nealon, Springfield College defeated Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 3-0, tonight at WPI’s Alumni Field in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference contest.

With the win, SC raises its record to 6-9-2 overall, and 4-4-1 in the NEWMAC. The Pride, which has 14 points, moved into sixth place in the NEWMAC, just one point of a three-way tie for third between Babson, Smith and MIT. WPI falls to 10-6-2 overall, and 5-3-1 in the NEWMAC.

The game’s first goal was scored with 15:25 remaining in the first half by Nealon, a junior forward from East Falmouth, Mass. She had worked her way down the left side after she had taken a nice pass from senior midfielder Molly Desroches (Belchertown, Mass.). Nealon then put the shot cleanly away from about 12 yards out.

In the second half, towards game’s end, Nealon was pulled down in the penalty box. She then converted the penalty kick with 10:07 left in the contest.

Then just 1:20, senior forward Jessica Kovacs (Dalton, Mass) put in a rebound after sophomore midfielder Allison Barendse (Utica, N.Y.) had hit the crossbar with a shot.

For SC, junior Christina Davis (Newington, Conn.) recorded the shutout, making two saves.
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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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