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Women's Soccer Opens '03 Season Thursday

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Sept. 3, 2003 -- The SC women's soccer team opens the 2003-2004 athletic season when it hosts Western New England on Thursday, Sept. 4 at 4 p.m. at Brock-Affleck Field.

The match kicks off a busy week of Pride athletics. The eight-team SC Women's Volleyball Invitational begins on Friday at 5 p.m. and continues Saturday, and the field hockey team faces Westfield State on Saturday in the opening match of the SC Invitational on Saturday at 11 a.m.

Despite the departure of seven seniors from last fall’s women's soccer squad, coach John Gibson will field a veteran team hungry to take the next step towards an NCAA Division III Tournament appearance. The Pride looks to return to its 2001 form when it compiled a school-record 14-6-1 mark, which included second place in both the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) regular season and post-season tournament.

Leading the offensive attack will be juniors Molly Desroches and Jessica Kovacs. Desroches was named a 2001 All-NEWMAC selection after finishing second on the team with 23 points (7 goals, 9 assists), while Kovacs tied for second on the team in scoring last fall.

Senior captain Colleen McGovern, a NEWMAC All-Conference pick as a sophomore, and senior Asheley Bardin return to anchor in the midfield, along with senior Laura Harwood. Senior captain Kim Capodiece returns as the team’s top sweeper.
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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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