Springfield, Mass. - October 3, 2010 - Head coach Peter Haley won his 200th game at Springfield as the men's soccer team posted a 3-0 win over visiting Mitchell College on Sunday afternoon in a non-conference clash. Danny Amato was responsible for a pair of assists in the win, while Ryan Malone tallied the game winner just 5:39 into the contest.
The win boosts Springfield's record to 8-3 on the season, while Mitchell evens its record at 4-4.
Haley, who is in his 26th season at the helm of the Pride and is just the seventh coach in program history, earned his historic win in today's victory.
Malone netted his team-leading fifth goal of the year in the sixth minute as he buried an Amato corner kick into the top right corner of the net.
Mitchell nearly tied the game with nine minutes remaining in the first half as John Burkart's shot hit the post. The ball deflected towards Christopher Rapuano, who shot was snuffed out by Springfield goalie Chris Walton.
In the second half, Springfield's Dan Sheldon and Tyler Fletcher each scored their first collegiate goals as the Pride rolled to a three-goal victory. After a free kick by Amato was initially blocked, Sheldon corralled a bouncing ball and slotted home a goal in the 59th minute.
Fletcher added the final goal of the game in the 76th minute as he received a pass from Amato and slotted his shot into the lower right corner of the net.
Walton and DJ Brock combined for the shutout, with Walton making two saves. Kevin Woodford made six saves in goal, while on two occasions Mitchell defenders cleared the ball off the goal line, preventing a pair of Springfield goals.
For the game, Springfield held a 16-3 advantage in shots and took all 11 of the game's corner kicks.
The Pride will play another non-conference game on Wednesday evening when it hosts Framingham State at 7:00 pm.