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Strong Second Half Leads Women's Soccer to 3-0 Result Against UMass Dartmouth

Strong Second Half Leads Women's Soccer to 3-0 Result Against UMass Dartmouth

Dartmouth, Mass. - September 11, 2018 - The Springfield College women's soccer team registered three goals in the second half and defeated UMass Dartmouth, 3-0, at Cressy Field on Tuesday evening. With the win, the Pride remains unbeaten and improves to 4-0-1 on the year, while the Corsairs fall to 2-2-1 overall.

Finding the back of the net was sophomore forward Sara Swetland (Manchester, N.H.), freshman midfielder Kaleigh Dale (Mansfield, Conn.) and junior defender Chrissy Conley (East Providence, R.I.). In net, senior goalkeeper Jackie Davis (Ringoes, N.J.) notched her third win of the year as she made five stops in between the pipes to pick up her second shutout of the year.

The Pride held a 19-9 shot advantage over 90 minutes of play, including a 9-3 margin in the first half of play. Additionally, the Pride was awarded nine corner kicks compared to the Corsairs' one.

Springfield College had an opportunity to take an early 1-0 lead in the seventh minute when Sydney Wine (New Braintree, Mass.) had a pair of shots turned away, before Wine was stopped again in the 18th minute, keeping the Pride at bay.

Opening the second half, Swetland found the back of the net just 18 seconds into the frame as she took advantage of a deflection in the middle of the field and notched her second goal in as many games, before the Pride pushed its advantage to a pair in the 60th minute when Conley buried a corner kick from Wine to make it 2-0. 

Dale would seal the game with her fifth goal of the year in the 82nd minute as Conley crossed a ball into the box before the freshman gathered the feed and drilled a shot into the back of the net to ice the 3-0 win for Springfield College.

The Pride will return to action on Saturday, September 15 when the Pride travels to Coast Guard for its first New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) game of the season. The match is set to begin at 2 p.m.