Hartford, Conn. - May 13, 2018 - The Springfield College women's lacrosse team scored all four of its goals in the second half as the Pride fell to nationally-ranked Trinity College, 16-4, in the Second Round of the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament on Sunday afternoon at Jessee/Miller Field.
With the loss, the Pride wraps up the 2018 campaign with an overall record of 15-7, while Trinity, which was No. 11 in the latest Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) National Rankings, improves to 12-6 on the year and will advance to take on Rhodes College in the Sweet 16.
Leading the Pride was offensively was senior attacker Shelby Corsano (Bourne, Mass.) as she recorded three points in her final game in maroon and white, scoring once and dishing out two assists in the setback. Ann Mahoney (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) added a pair of goals, five draw controls and six ground balls, as Corsano also had five draw controls on the day. In net, Brenna Keefe (Acton, Mass.) made seven stops on the afternoon, five of which came in the first half.
Trinity held a 32-14 shot advantage over 60 minutes of play, while the Pride held a 13-9 edge on the draw in the loss. Trinity picked up 19 ground balls compared to Springfield College's 16, as the Bantams also converted five of its 12 free-position chances.
Back-to-back goals from Allie Barrett (Concord, Mass.) and Kiley Coffey (West Newbury, Mass.) gave the Bantams a 2-0 lead just 4:17 into the contest, before the Pride was able to hold off the hosts until the 17:19 mark when Barrett found the back of the net for the second time. Abby McInerney (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) would score a pair and Grace O'Donnell (Yarmouth, Maine) would add her first of the game, before Sophie Berger (Bryn Mawr, Pa.) buried three to end the first half, giving Trinity an 11-0 lead at the break.
After the Bantams scored the first two goals of the second half to take a 13-0 advantage, Amanda Nusbaum (Conway, N.H.) and Mahoney scored consecutive goals to make it an 11-goal game, before Corsano and Mahoney netted back-to-back strikes, forcing a 14-4 margin. Within the last four minutes of the contest, the Bantams sealed the win with a pair of goals from O'Donnell and Kristina Cartwright (Braintree, Mass.).