Springfield, Mass. - September 11, 2014 - A goal from senior Linnea Quist (New Preston, Conn.) with 13:24 remaining in the contest pushed the Springfield College field hockey team to a 1-0 victory over the visiting Keene State Owls on Thursday evening at Stagg Field.
With the win, the Pride remain unbeated in the 2014 season, improving to 3-0 overall. With the loss, the Owls fall to 3-2 on the year. After losing nine games by a margin of one goal during the 2013 season, Springfield has now opened the season with three-straight one-goal victories.
The last time Springfield started off the season with a 3-0 record was in 2007 when the Pride finished 21-4 and reached the Elite 8 in the NCAA Tournament.
With 13:24 remaining in the contest, junior forward Katie Gill (Wallingford, Conn.) fired a pass through the crease that snuck its way past a group of Keene State defenders, to Quist, who was waiting to fire a shot into the net on the backside of the net to give the Pride a 1-0 advantage towards game end.
Springfield out shot the Owls 8-4 in the contest, with the Pride putting 4 on the cage, while Keene State only managed to get 2 shots on goal.
Timarie Villa (Mashpee, Mass.) claimed her third victory of the season, making 2 saves in the contest and getting the shutout. Her counterpart, Shauna Whittemore (Bennington, Mass.) finished the game with 3 saves.
Up next, the Pride will host Connecticut College on Tuesday, September 16 back on Stagg Field. The game is set to begin at 7 p.m.