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Field Hockey Rolls Past Wellesley, 6-1

Field Hockey Rolls Past Wellesley, 6-1

Wellesley, Mass. - October 13, 2018 - The Springfield College field hockey picked up an important New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) victory on Saturday afternoon as it cruised past host Wellesley, 6-1, at the Wellesley Fields Complex.

Springfield improves to 9-5 on the season and 3-2 in conference action, while Wellesley is now 4-9 overall and 1-5 in NEWMAC play.

First-year Kyra Ashe (Longmeadow, Mass.) led Springfield with two goals. Senior Emily Knobel (North Attleboro, Mass.), freshman Holly Rivers (Danbury, Conn.), junior Taylor Conley (Yarmouth Port, Mass.), and sophomore Kirsten Oliver (Vernon Center, N.Y.) also added goals for Springfield, while senior Amanda Nusbaum (Conway, N.H.) finished with a pair of assists. Wellesley senior Haley Chrobock (Branchville, N.J.) scored the lone goal for the Blue in the setback.

Ashe scored first for Springfield at 21:02 to give the Pride a 1-0 lead, before Knobel followed scoring on a penalty corner at the end of the half for what would be the eventual game winner as Springfield went into the half with a 2-0 advantage.  

Chrobock tallied her fifth goal of the season at 37:32, finishing on a feed from sophomore Hannah Maisano (Gambrills, Md.) to cut the Springfield lead to 2-1. However, the Pride responded with four unasnwered goals to take a commanding 6-1 victory. Rivers finished on a feed from Nusbaum at 38:15 to make the score 3-1. Conley then scored her team-leading 17th of the season at 39:34, before Ashe used a feed from Rivers to make the score 5-1 at 41:29. Oliver closed out the scoring with her second of the year at 68:50.  

Wellesley senior goalkeeper Maggie Connelly (Duxbury, Mass.) made six saves in the setback. Springfield senior goalkeeper Emmalie Drake (Pittsford, N.Y.) made nine saves in the triumph.

Springfield will look to string together its third-straight victory when they travel to Clark University for a 7:00 pm contest on Tuesday.