Springfield, Mass. - April 17, 2019 - The Springfield College women's lacrosse team picked up their fifth-straight victory as they handled visiting Mount Holyoke, 21-8, in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) outing on Wednesday afternoon at Stagg Field.
The win boosted the Pride's record to 8-6, 4-2 in conference action, while the Lyons dropped to 7-6, 2-3.
For the game, Springfield owned a 37-14 advantage in shots, including a 22-6 cushion in the opening 30 minutes of play, and won 20 of the game's 30 draw controls. The Pride turned the ball over just 13 times on the afternoon.
Kate Sarnacki (Granby, Mass.) was outstanding in the victory, netting seven goals on seven shots to pace the Pride's offense. Katie Campbell (Somers, N.Y.) turned in six draw controls, four assists, two goals, while Taylor Kane (Woburn, Mass.) hauled in a game-high eight draw controls. Gabby Fogg (Wells, Maine) found the back of the cage three times and Katie Martel (Hartland, Conn.) produced two goals and two assists. Brenna Keefe (Acton, Mass.) needed to make just four saves between the pipes to earn the win.
For the visitors, Mia Wysocki (Longmeadow, Mass.) was credited with 12 saves and Caroline Flynn (Williamstown, Mass.) registered four goals on five shots to go along with four draw controls and an assist. Deyshca Smith (Boston, Mass.) also totaled a goal and assist in the loss.
The Pride stormed out to a 5-0 advantage just over seven minutes into the contest as both Sarnacki and Campbell netted a pair of early markers. After Flynn responded with the Lyons first goal of the game on a free-position attempt with 18:55 on the clock, Springfield rattled off another five-straight goals over a four-minute span, with Sarnacki again tallying two goals, to push the Pride's cushion to 10-1 with 8:30 remaining in the half. Another strike from Flynn at 7:37 made it an eight-goal game, only to have Allie Goddard (Acton, Mass.) produce the 100th point of her career on an assist to Sarnacki with 3:37 and follow up with a tremendous unassisted goal just over two minutes later to make it a 12-2 contest at the halftime break.
Mount Holyoke use consecutive goals from Flynn in the opening 3:37 of the second half to pull within 12-4, but less than two minutes Anjelia Altebrando (Miller Place, N.Y.) finished a great look from Martel to kickstart a nine-goal surge from Springfield to make it a 21-4 contest. Eight different student-athletes scored in the burst, including Jamie Jutras (Litchfield, N.H.), who scored for the first time in her career with 9:06 left in regulation. The Lyons would make one final push, netting four goals down the stretch, but Springfield would hang on for the 21-8 conference win.
This weekend, Springfield will hit the road for the final time this regular season when it faces Wellesley in a 12 pm conference showdown.
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