SPRINGFIELD, Mass., October 14, 2006 – Springfield College junior goalkeeper Ryan Driscoll (Wilmington, Del.) made three stops in 90 minutes in goal this afternoon, but it was the WPI Engineers which slipped past the Pride on ‘Senior Day’ during SC’s Homecoming Week, 1-0, in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play at Brock-Affleck Field.
WPI (7-4-1, 2-2 NEWMAC) senior forward Sean O’Keefe scored his second goal of the season and the eventual game-winner in just the ninth minute of action (8:18) to lift the Engineers. O’Keefe now has two goals and one assist on the year for five total points of offense.
The Pride (4-9-2, 1-4 NEWMAC) had a multitude of chances during regulation, outshooting WPI by a 22-7 margin overall and a 10-4 margin in the shots-on-goal department. Engineer senior goalkeeper Brian Catalano saved an impressive 10 Pride shots to pick up his seventh victory of 2006 (7-1-1). Catalano has now recorded five shutouts on the season.
SC will next hit the road for three consecutive away matches to finish the regular-season. The road trip starts with a match in Waltham, Mass., against non-conference opponent, Brandeis University, on Wednesday evening, October 18th at 7:00 p.m.