Springfield, Mass. – October 25, 2008 – The Springfield College women’s soccer team found the back of the net three times in the first half and held on for a 4-0 win over WPI on Saturday afternoon in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play.
With the win, Springfield improves to 11-3-2, 6-1-1 in league play, while the Engineers drop to 6-10-1, 1-6-1. The Pride are currently ranked 22nd in the country in the latest NSCAA National Poll.
The Pride opened up the scoring in the 19th minute as Lauren Peltier found Jackie Moscardelli at the top of the box. Moscardelli fired an open shot past the diving Abaigeal Caras to put Springfield up 1-0.
Just under five minutes later, the Pride grabbed a 2-0 advantage as Shanda Kogut banged home a rebound after Caras made an initial save on Moscardelli’s attempt.
Springfield then tallied its third goal of the first half at the 31:23 mark off one of its four-first half corner kicks. Brittany Collins sent the ball in from the corner, which Peltier headed home for her third goal of the season.
Caitlin Sawczuk netted the Pride’s only goal of the second half just over seven minutes into the stanza as she ripped a shot into the bottom left hand corner of the net for an unassisted tally.
Springfield dominated the contest, holding WPI without a shot in the game as the Pride held a 26-0 advantage in the shot department.
Caras finished with 10 saves in goal, while Sue Jenney and Katie Delude split time between the pipes for the Pride in the victory.
The Pride wrap up the regular season on Tuesday evening when it hosts Smith. Kick off is slated for 7:00 pm.