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No. 19 Women's Soccer Blanks Mount Holyoke, 3-0, To Wrap Up Regular Season

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South Hadley, Mass. - October 29, 2011 - The Springfield College women's soccer team won its ninth-straight game after besting Mount Holyoke, 3-0, in its regular season finale on Saturday afternoon in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play.

The match was called at the 19:18 mark of the second half, when the field became unsuitable for play. With its ninth straight win, Springfield clinched the NEWMAC regular season championship for the second year in a row. The Pride will enter next week’s NEWMAC Tournament as the top seed and will both Semifinal matches (Nov. 5) as well as the Championship (Nov. 6).

First years Amber Legare and Hannah Yee posted two shots apiece to lead the way for the Lyons, who closed out their season with an overall record of 5-11-0 and a NEWMAC mark of 2-7-0.

Springfield jumped out to a 1-0 edge just over nine minutes into the contest, when Jackie Moscardelli lofted a shot over the outstretched arms of first year goalkeeper Mackenzie Randall from about 25 yards out.

The Pride extended their cushion to 2-0 on a goal by senior forward Katie Mantie 2:47 later. After gaining possession of a long free kick from junior defender Mary Hogan in the middle of the box, she slipped a shot past Randall for her team-leading 13th tally of the fall.

Moscardelli scored one more time just over five minutes into the second stanza to extend Springfield’s lead to 3-0. This time, she fired a shot into the left side of the net from just outside the box. It was her sixth goal of the year.

The Pride finished with advantages in both shots (22-6) and corners (3-1). Junior goalkeeper Erin Greenstein made two saves en route to her ninth shutout of the season.

At the other end, Randall turned away five shots for the Lyons before giving way to junior Emily Shank, who made a pair of saves in the final 14 minutes.

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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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