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Women's Soccer Cruises In '04 Opener

WESTFIELD, Mass., Sept. 4, 2004 -- Senior forward Molly Desroches (Belchertown, Mass.) scored two goals, and sophomore midfielder Michelle Bongiovanni (West Springfield, Mass.) and senior forward Jessica Kovacs (Dalton, Mass.) both tallied a goal and an assist to lead Springfield College to a 6-1 victory over Westfield State in the women’s soccer season opener for both teams.

Kovacs scored in the ninth minute after taking a short cross from Bongiovanni. Halfway through the first half, Bongiovanni scored on a beautiful header just outside the left post from a direct kick by junior Nora Clark (Springfield, Mass.).

The Pride took a 3-0 halftime lead on a Desrocher goal. She added her second goal in the 65th minute. Westfield made the score 4-1 with 10 minutes remaiing on a goal by sophomore forward Katelyne McMillan, following Elizabeth Rosales direct kick just over the outstretched arms of the SC goalie.

Sophomores Hallie Vail (Greely, Maine) and Courtney Russell (Ilion, N.Y.) added late-game goals for the Pride.

Scoring: SC: Jessica Kovacs (Michelle Bongiovanni), 8:53
SC: Michelle Bongiovanni (Nora Clark), 23:00
SC: Molly Desroches (Meghan McTear), 35:00
Springfield – Mollly Desroches, 65:00
Westfield: Katelyne McMillan (Elizabeth Rosales), 80:00
Springfield: Hallie Vail, 84:00
Springfield: Courtney Russell (Jessica Kovacs), 86:00

Goalie Saves: Westfield: Natalia Araszkiewicz (first half) 4 saves
Westfield: Jennifer Cyr (second half), 3 saves

SC: Christina Davis (70 minutes), 1 save
SC: Amanda Petri (20 minutes), 1 save

Shots: SC 12 shots; Westfield: 3 shots
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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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