Cambridge, Mass. - October 22, 2016 - Junior defender Cam Powell (Housatonic, Mass.) found the back of the net with 8:21 remaining in the contest to lift the Springfield College men's soccer program to a 1-0 win over MIT in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play on Saturday afternoon at Steinbrenner Stadium.
With the win, Springfield College, which was ranked No. 7 in the latest National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Division III men's soccer regional rankings, improves to 14-1-1 on the year with a 4-1-1 mark in the NEWMAC. With the loss, MIT is now 4-10-1 overall and 1-5 in league play.
In goal for Springfield College, senior goalkeeper Zach Richard (Millbury, Mass.) posted three stops, while his counterpart, Cole Hoffer (Tucson, Ariz.) notched two saves in the setback. The Pride held a 13-7 shot advantage over 90 minutes of play, while also holding a 5-4 margin on corner kicks.
With just under nine minutes to play, Powell picked a loose ball out of a group of MIT defenders in their own box, pulled the ball to his right and chipped a shot from two-yards out into the back of the net to give the Pride a late one-goal lead.
Despite a late rally from the Engineers, the Pride was able to hold on for the critical NEWMAC victory.
Up next, Springfield College will travel to Fitchburg State on Tuesday, October 25 for a non-conference battle with the Falcons at 7 p.m.