Springfield, Mass. – November 12, 2017 – The Springfield College women's soccer team cruised past Marywood, 5-0, in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Championship Quarterfinals on Sunday afternoon at Brock-Affleck Field. With the win, the top-seeded Pride improved to 15-6-1 and will host the remainder of the ECAC Championship next weekend, starting with the semifinals which will take place on Saturday.
Kim Quiles (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) was sensational in the win for Springfield as she netted four goals, including three in the second half. Sara Swetland (Manchester, Conn.) delivered three assists, while Dakota Kelly was responsible for a goals and an assist.
Despite Springfield's offensive highlights, the game proved to be a historic one on the defensive end as well, as Ciara Boucher (Manchester, Conn.) set the program record for career shutouts, besting Erin Greenstein's mark, as she delivered the 30th shutout of her career. Additionally, Boucher registered her 10th blank sheet of the season, which ties the single season mark.
Quiles broke free for the games first goal just over five minutes after the opening whistle as she took a great feed from Swetland and drilled a shot from the right wing into the top left corner of the net. The Pacers were able to keep the Pride off the scoreboard as Springfield was unable to solve the visitors offside trap.
Springfield scored early and often in the second half, pumping in three goals in the opening eight minutes to seize complete control of the game. Quiles took advantage of a miscue by the Marywood goalkeeper playing the ball out of the box and finished an uncontested shot into the empty net in the 48th minute.
Kelly made the most of a rebound off a Swetland shot for the game's third goal at the 52:10 mark, before just 35 seconds later, Mikaela Coady's (Middletown, Conn.) bid was saved but deflected towards an empty net that Quiles poked home.
The hosts made it a 5-0 contest in the 61st minute on another combo by Swetland to Quiles, as the senior delivered her fourth goal of the game after getting behind the Pacers backline on Swetland's third helper of the contest.