Springfield, Mass. - April 27, 2019 - The Springfield College women's lacrosse team registered 18 goals in the first half as the Pride defeated Emerson, 21-4, in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play on Saturday afternoon at Stagg Field. Prior to the game, Springfield College recognized the nine members of its graduating class.
With the win, Springfield College pushed its win streak to seven games and closes the regular season with a mark of 10-6 overall, with a 6-2 record against league opponents. Emerson wraps up the 2019 season with a record of 0-11 with a 0-8 mark in NEWMAC play.
Leading the Pride offensively was Kate Sarnacki (Granby, Mass.), who had a game-high seven points on four goals and three assists, while Allie Goddard (Acton, Mass.) produced five points on two goals and three assists. Additionally, Taylor Pichel (Hopkinton, Mass.) and Gabby Fogg (Wells, Maine) each had four points, as Pichel finished with two goals and two assists, and Fogg registered three goals and added a helper.
Defensively, Katie Campbell (Somers, N.Y.) and Taylor Kane (Woburn, Mass.) had five draw controls apiece, while Lilly Barraclough (Dover, N.H.) added three, and Sarnacki led with four caused turnovers. In net, Brenna Keefe (Acton, Mass.) made one save, as Abby Koehler (New Durham, N.H.) came on for the final 10:30 to seal the win.
Springfield College scored just 1:41 into the contest with a goal from Sarnacki, assisted by Goddard, before Fogg scored back-to-back goals to make it 3-0. From there, Sarnacki and Goddard added two apiece as the Pride took a 7-0 lead. After Emerson scored its first of the game at the 20:42 mark, Springfield College responded with two goals from Katie Martel (Granby, Conn.), with a marker from Pichel in between, before Sarnacki notched her fourth of the game with 17:46 to play in the opening half, making it 12-1.
Freshman Anjelia Altebrando (Miller Place, N.Y.) hauled in a pass from Sarnacki and finished off a point-blank opportunity, setting up another goal from Martel at the 12:39 mark and a strike from Camryn Field (Walpole, Mass.) that was assisted by Jamie Jutras (Litchfield, N.H.) with 6:49 left to push the score to 15-1. Wrapping up the first half, Marella Verde (Mahopac, N.Y.) and Fogg would add goals, before Andie Stone (Burlington, Conn.) scored her first-career goal with 19 seconds left, sending the Pride into the locker room with an 18-1 advantage.
Entering the second half, Kane scored unassisted, before Emerson scored twice to make it 19-3. From there, Stallone buried a free-position chance at the 10:45 mark, before Amanda Picozzi (Wyoming, R.I.) finished off the Pride's day with her first-career goal with 7:48 to play.
Springfield College has now earned the No. 3 seed in the upcoming NEWMAC Championship Tournament, and will host No. 6 Smith on Tuesday, April 30 at 7 p.m. on Stagg Field.
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