Wellesley, Mass. - October 7, 2017 - The Springfield College women's soccer team picked up its 10th win of the season on Saturday afternoon, as the Pride defeated Wellesley College, 4-1, in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play. With the win, Springfield College is now 10-1 on the year and 4-1 in NEWMAC play, while the Blue is now 3-7-2 overall and 2-3 against conference opponents.
Springfield College held a 16-13 advantage in shots over 90 minutes of play, while the Pride was awarded four corner kicks compared to the Blue's two. In net for Springfield College, Ciara Boucher (Manchester, Conn.) made two stops as she cruised to her 10th win of the season, while her counterpart, Olivia Reckley (Grosse Ile, Mich.) made four stops in the setback.
Springfield College got on the board just 2:26 into the conteste when Mikaela Coady (Middletown, Conn.) found the back of the net on an assist from Mackenzie Luiz (Newington, Conn.), as Luiz snuck a pass through the Wellesley back line before Coady finished one-on-one with Reckley. After coming out of the halftime break with a one-goal advantage, it took just 4:18 into the second stanza for the Pride to push its lead to a pair as Sydney Wine (New Braintree, Mass.) set up Coady with a similar through ball, which resulted in Coady's second of the game with 40:42 to play.
Wellesley pulled to within one just 2:46 later when Emily Tran (Vienna, Va.) found the back of the net following an assist from Gen Crotty (Toronto, Ontario, Canada).
With 13:57 to play in the game, Kim Quiles (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) contributed to the Pride's offensive output as she notched her seventh of the season to keep pace with Coady for the team's lead in goals scored, as Springfield College found the back of the net once more 3:33 later when Luiz set up Wine for her first-career goal, sealing the 4-1 win for the Pride.
Up next, Springfield College will return to Brock-Affleck Field on Tuesday, October 10 when the Pride hosts Babson College at 4:30 p.m.