SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Sept. 3, 2004 – Springfield College senior midfielder Amber Paradee (Sheldon, Vt.) scored two goals on Saturday morning, September 3rd, as the Pride defeated Eastern Connecticut State University, 6-1, in the opening game of the 2005 Zenaty Invitational held at Benedum Field.
The Pride moves on to face Western New England College in the championship game for the second year-in-a-row, on Sunday afternoon (Sept. 4) in a 1:00 p.m. start.
Sophomore forward Brittany Veazie (Dexter, Maine) also netted two goals for SC (1-0) off the bench today, recording the first score of the game in the 16th minute of play and the last score of the match, in the 64th minute of action. Seniors Alisha Miner (Sanbornton, N.H.) and Meghan Bascetta (Granby, Conn.) scored and assisted on one goal each.
The Pride looks to win its ninth-consecutive Zenaty Invitational crown and second-straight under head coach Melissa Rogers.
Sophomore forward Stephanie Mongelli scored the lone goal of the match for the Warriors (0-2).
Western New England 3, Endicott 2
Western New England College sophomore forward Cori Eggert netted the game-winning goal with just 22 seconds left in regulation as the Golden Bears edged Endicott College, 3-2, and advanced to meet Springfield College in the championship game of the 2005 Zenaty Invitational.
WNEC (2-0) junior forward Allison Jameson scored the first goal of the afternoon for the Golden Bears and then assisted on the remaining two scores to help lift WNEC over the Gulls.
Endicott (0-1) received goals from senior midfielder Ashley Wallace and sophomore forward Jennifer Rheaume.