South Hadley, Mass. - April 8, 2017 - Led by eight points, including three goals and five assists from junior midfielder Kristen Steidler (Somers, Conn.), the Springfield College women's lacrosse team remained unbeated in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play with a 16-5 win over Mount Holyoke on Saturday afternoon.
With the win, Springfiield College improves to 7-4 overall with a 4-0 mark in league play, while the Lyons are now 2-9 on the season and have yet to win a NEWMAC contest, dropping to 0-4.
Along with Steidler's eight-point performance, the Pride also received five goals from Shelby Corsano (Bourne, Mass.) and four goals and an assist from Kayla Schroeher (Riverhead, N.Y.) in the win. In net, senior goalkeeper Gabby Anderson (Mahopac, N.Y.) made four saves, while Brenna Keefe (Acton, Mass.) came on in the final 13:07 to preserve the victory.
For the Lyons, Charlotte Wagner (West Chester, Pa.) and Kaitlin Braz (Tolland, Conn.) registered two goals apiece, while Isa Rodriguez (Columbus, Ohio) and Mia Wysocki (Longmeadow, Mass.) each played one half in between the pipes for Mount Holyoke.
It didn't take long for the Pride to break the silence, as Schroeher converted a free-position chance just 32 second in to make it 1-0, sparking a four-goal run for the Pride. After Corsano buried a feed from Steidler with 17:56 on the clock, Ann Mahoney (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) and Schroeher scored just 1:07 apart to make it 4-0.
After a goal from Wagner, Julia Bireley (Franklin, Mass.) and Corsano netted back-to-back goals just 50 seconds apart to make it 6-1, before Braz scored to make it 6-2 with 8:02 to play in the half. From there, Corsano scored two more, assisted by Allie Goddard (Acton, Mass.) and Steidler, respectively, before Steidler found the back of the net with one second left to give the Pride a 9-2 edge heading into the break.
Coming out of the locker room, Mahoney tacked on her second of the day to make it 10-2, before Braz kept the Lyons within seven on an unassisted strike with 28:49 to play. Steidler and Nusbaum converted back-to-back free position chances to make it 12-3, Pride, before the Lyons countered with consecutive goals from Wagner and Mazzie Meotti (South Glastonbury, Conn.) to stay within seven.
The Pride would score the final four goals of the contest, including two from Schroeher and one apiece from Steidler and Corsano to seal the 16-5 win.
Up next, Springfield College will return to Stagg Field on Wednesday, April 12 when it hosts Westfield State at 6 p.m.