Springfield, Mass. - April 21, 2018 - For the second time this season, senior attacker Shelby Corsano (Bourne, Mass.) etched her name into the Springfield College women's lacrosse program's record book, as she earned six points to push her career total to 221, surpassing Holly Carmody '06, who had 220 points from 2003-2006. With Corsano's six-point effort, the Pride was able to defeat Wellesley, 20-4, in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play on Saturday afternoon at Stagg Field.
The Pride, which has now won its last six games, improves to 11-5 overall and 6-1 in league play, while the Blue is now 1-14 on the year with a 1-6 mark against league opponents. Springfield College owned a 17-9 advantage in draw controls over 60 minutes of play, while also winning the ground ball battle, 21-18. The Pride also recorded 34 shots compared to the Blue's 14, 10 of which came in the first half.
Along with six points from Corsano, senior attacker Kayla Schroeher (Riverhead, N.Y.) had five goals, while Amanda Nusbaum (Conway, N.H.) found the back of the net three times. Senior midfielder Ann Mahoney (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) was a force for the Pride, causing five turnovers, picking up seven ground balls and securing seven draw controls, while Corsano pulled down a game-high nine draw controls in the win. In net, sophomore goalkeeper Brenna Keefe (Acton, Mass.) made 10 stops to pick up her 11th win of the year.
Wellesley was led by two goals from Jenny Gubner (Pleasonton, Calif.), while in net, Chloe Tucker (San Ramon, Calif.) had 12 stops for the Blue.
Springfield College jumped out to an early 3-0 lead on goals from Schroeher and Taylor Kane (Woburn, Mass.), before Corsano converted a free-position chance with 20:57 on the clock. After Mariana Hernandez (Orlando, Fla.) got the Blue on the board at the 15:42 mark, the Pride answered back with an unassisted goal from Schroeher, before Gubner canned her first of the day to make it 4-2 with 13:48 to play in the half.
From there, the Pride went on another three-goal run, including markers from Mahoney, Corsano and Nusbaum to take a 7-2 lead with 3:24 remaining in the half. Olivia Strobl (Stafford, Va.) would convert a chance in side to cut the Blue's deficit to four, but Schroeher notched her third goal of the half to make it 8-3, Pride, at the break.
Springfield College opened the second half with back-to-back goals from Kate Sarnacki (Granby, Mass.) and Allie Goddard (Acton, Mass.), before Gubner stopped the run again to make it 10-4 with 23:23 to play. From there, it was all Springfield College, as Nusbuam tallied her second of the game, before Katie Campbell (Somers, N.Y.) picked up a rebound and converted to make it 12-4. Junior Katie Stallone (Seaford, N.Y.) scored in transition to make it 13-4, before Mahoney, Kristen Steidler (Somers, Conn.) and Corsano scored goals to force a 16-4 lead with 11:24 on the clock.
Senior defender Julia Bireley (Franklin, Mass.) pushed the Pride's lead to 13 with 8:19 to play, before two more from Schroeher and another from Nusbaum sealed the win for the Pride.
Next, the Pride will hit the road to play its final NEWMAC contest of the season on Saturday, April 28 at 1 p.m.