Springfield, Mass. - April 5, 2017 - Junior attack Shelby Corsano (Bourne, Mass.) registered her 100th-career goal as the Springfield College women's lacrosse team picked up a 14-1 victory over the Coast Guard Academy in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action at Stagg Field on Wednesday night.
With her four goals this afternoon, Corsano becomes the 15th student-athlete in the history of the Springfield College women's lacrosse program to notch 100 career goals, as she also added an assist to lead the Pride to victory.
The Pride improved to 6-4 overall and 3-0 in conference play with the win, while the Bears fall to 3-8 on the season and 0-3 in the NEWMAC. Springfield College held a 31-3 shot advantage over 60 minutes of play, while also securing 11 draw controls to Coast Guard's three. The Pride also won the ground ball battle, 17-9.
Along with Corsano's five points, classmate Kristen Steidler (Somers, Conn.) registered three goals in the first 10:31, while also picking up an assist to finish with four points in the win. In net, Gabby Anderson (Mahopac, N.Y.) made two saves in the victory, while Brenna Keefe (Acton, Mass.) came on in the final 16:35 to seal the win.
For Coast Guard, Anna McGoldrick (Glenside, Pa.) scored the lone goal for the Bears, while in net, Hannah Delguercio (Edgerton, Wis.) finished with nine saves in the loss.
Junior Kayla Schroeher (Riverhead, N.Y.) started the scoring when she converted a free-position chance just 1:48 into the contest, before back-to-back goals from Allie Goddard (Acton, Mass.) and Steidler gave the Pride a 3-0 lead with 22:50 on the clock. From there, Corsano converted a free-position chance of her own, which was followed by a pair of goals from Steidler to push Springfield College's lead to six with 19:29 to play in the half.
The Pride closed the stanza with two goals from Corsano to take an 8-0 lead into the locker room at halftime.
Opening the second period, Goddard hauled in a pass from Corsano and found the back of the net to make it 9-0, before McGoldrick countered with a goal of her own to cut the Bears' defecit to eight with 27:25 remaining. From there, Corsano canned her fourth marker of the day, before the Pride received two goals apiece from Julia Bireley (Franklin, Mass.) and Katie Stallone (Seaford, N.Y.) to seal the win.
Up next, Springfield College will hit the road when it takes on Mount Holyoke on Saturday, April 8 in NEWMAC play. First draw is set for 12 p.m.