Williamstown, Mass. - September 27, 2018 - Playing a nationally-ranked team for the third-straight outing, the Springfield College field hockey team was bested by Williams College, 3-0, in non-conference play on Thursday evening.
Williams, which was ranked 13th in the most recent Penn Monto/NFHCA Division III National Coaches Poll, improve to 5-1, while the Pride dropped back-to-back games for the first time this season to fall to 5-3.
The Ephs struck for the game's first goal at the 6:10 mark when Isabelle Perry knocked home a rebound. Springfield was able to keep the score at 1-0 with a beautiful kick save by goalie Emmalie Drake (Pittsford, N.Y.), before she made a diving save followed by a flurry of stops to keep the hosts off the scoreboard.
Springfield will return to New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play on Saturday when it hosts WPI at 12 pm.
Photo by John Inkel