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Field Hockey Blanks Smith, 3-0, In Regular-Season Conference-Finale

Becca Gamble Box Score

Northampton, Mass. - October 28, 2008 - The Springfield College field hockey team wrapped up its regular-season conference play with a 3-0 win over Smith College to stay undefeated in New England Women's and Men's Conference (NEWMAC) play.

With the win Springfield improves to 12-5 (8-0). Smith now stands at 7-9 (2-6) on the year.

The Pride jumped on the board early, scoring 2:24 minutes into the first half with a goal by Emily Murray , assisted by Megan Bradley, off of an offensive corner. Alexa Carlson tacked on a goal at the 10:27 mark off of a rebound. The Pride's last goal came at the 24 minute mark in the first half on a goal by Becca Gamble (Granby, Conn.).

Offensively, Smith took 18 shots, 6 of which were on goal, but were unable to find the back of the net. Rebecca Capute (Easton, MD) and Sarah Knowles (North Kingstown, RI) led the way with 2 shots on goal a piece.

Alison McCarthy made 6 saves for the shutout victory for the Pride.. For Smith, Courtney Murphy (Florence, MA) had 13 saves while allowing the 3 goals.

Springfield returns to action Thursday as travel to take on Plymouth State for an out of conference match-up. Several NEWMAC games were postponed due to rain today, with Saturday's conference tournament match-ups to be determined from those outcomes.

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