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Cabral Lifts Field Hockey Past Clark, 4-1

Cabral Lifts Field Hockey Past Clark, 4-1

Springfield, Mass. - October 21, 2014 - Junior forward Olivia Cabral (Sayville, N.Y.) found the back of the net twice as the Springfield College field hockey team raced to a 4-1 victory over the Clark University in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) affair on Tuesday evening at Stagg Field. 

With the victory, Springfield improves to 6-8 overall and 2-4 in league play while the Cougars fall to 7-8 on the season and 1-5 in the NEWMAC.

Springfield held a 17-8 advantage in shots putting constant pressure on Christine Tinsman (Prairie Village, Kans.) in goal. Junior goalkeeper Timarie Villa (Mashpee, Mass.) finished the game with three stops, while Tinsman posted seven, before Olivia Landry came in and made three saves in relief. Springfield also held an 11-4 margin in penalty corners over the course of the game.

The Pride were awarded two penalty strokes during the game.  The first attempt ended up just wide on a shot by Kristina Krull (Leicester, Mass.), but Cabral her opportunity on the second to put Springfield on top 1-0. 

Just 4:15 into the second half Linnea Quist (New Preston, Conn.) put her mark on the game off a pass from Maggie Kennedy (Clay, N.Y.) for her team-leading ninth goal of the season. 

After the Quist goal, Cabral hammered home her second goal of the game for the Pride when she received a penalty corner and fired a shot from the top of the arch to give the Pride a 3-0 lead. Springfield then pushed its lead to four when Kennedy capitalized on a nifty pass from Tori Stollmer (Hopwell Junction, N.Y.).

With 15:17 left to play in the game, Clark got on the board after Kiah Murphy (Westport, Mass.) found Lauren Mackey (Dublin, N.H.) for the Cougars lone goal of the game.

The Pride will return to action when it will host NEWMAC-foe Smith College this Saturday at 12 p.m.