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Peltier Lifts Women's Soccer Past MIT, 1-0, as Gibson Wins His 100th At Springfield

Lauren Peltier Box Score

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – October 4, 2008 - Senior midfielder Lauren Peltier broke a scoreless tie in the 70th minute to lift Springfield College to a 1-0 victory over MIT in NEWMAC women’s soccer action at Roberts Field on Saturday.

With today's win, head coach John Gibson won his 100th game at Springfield College.

Springfield (6-2-2, 1-0-1) controlled the tempo for most of afternoon, outshooting the Engineers, 14-3. The Pride held a 5-2 advantage in shots at the break, although neither team was able to generate a sustained attack.

MIT’s (3-6-0, 1-1-0) resiliency was apparent throughout the match and resulted in a physical game. Thirty-one fouls were called during the tilt.

Springfield secured the only marker of the day in the 70th minute on a terrific boot by Peltier. Taking a pass from junior Caitlin Sawczuk, Peltier drilled a line-drive from 35 yards out in the middle of the pitch. The well-struck ball began to sail as it reached the goal before lifting beyond the out-stretched hands of goalkeeper Stephanie Brenman.

MIT produced one good chance at delivering the equalizer on a near-breakaway by rookie Alisha Lussiez in the 75th minute, but the opportunity was thwarted as a Springfield defender slid in front of Lussiez’s shot on goal and deflected away the open on-net attempt.

Brenman finished with nine saves in the loss while Springfield net minder Sue Jenney made two stops en route to the shut out.

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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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