Wellesley, Mass. - October 18, 2014 - The Springfield College field hockey program dropped a 5-0 decision against No. 8 Wellesley College on Saturday afternoon in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play.
Junior goalkeeper Timarie Villa (Mashpee, Mass.) posted a game-high 10 saves against the Blue. For the hosts, sophomore Lucy Hurlock made one save in the Wellesley cage, earning the victory. Hamilton came on in relief and made a pair of stops in the final fifteen minutes of the play.
The Pride move to 5-8 on the season, 1-5 in conference play, while Wellesley improves it's record to 14-2, remaining undefeated in NEWMAC competition. The Blue held a 12-3 advantage in penalty corners while outshooting the Pride 19-6 in the contest.
Junior Hannah Flesch scored her team-leading 17th goal of the season, and the eventual game-winner, just 2:24 into the contest, finishing on Sharkin's first helper of the afternoon following Wellesley's second penalty corner opportunity in the first two minutes.
Wellesley added its second goal of the day just before half as Sharkin found Meghan Peterson for her first goal of the season at 32:01 of the first. Meghan Peterson would add her second goal at 52:44 of the second half, but not before Courtney Peterson scored a pair of her own.
With the Blue leading 2-0 to open the second half, Peterson scored a pair of goals 1:29 seconds apart to give the Blue a commanding 4-0 lead. Peterson finished on assists from a pair of seniors, scoring her ninth goal of the season on a feed from Lukens at 42:53 before finding the back of the cage on an assist from Gruet at 44:22.
Both teams will continue NEWMAC play on Tuesday evening. Wellesley will travel to nearby MIT for 6 p.m. start, while Springfield will host Clark at 7 p.m.