Bristol, R.I. - March 1, 2014 - Michelle Dorsey (Wilbraham, Mass.) scored a program-record 10 goals to power the Springfield College women's lacrosse team to an 18-5 win over Roger Williams on Saturday afternoon.
The Pride improved to 2-0 win the victory, while the Hawks dropped their season opener to fall to 0-1.
Dorsey put on an offensive show en route to setting the program's record for goals in a game. Kelly Gallo (Westfield, Mass.) contributed a pair of goals and an assist while Connie Nielsen (Sayville, N.Y.) added three goals. Springfield out shot the Hawks 29-14 on their way to victory.
The Hawks attack was lead by Jessica Searl (Glastonbury, Conn.) with two goals and Kelsey Rahilly (East Longmeadow, Mass.) with three assists and a goal. Deven Machette (Norwalk, Conn.) pitched in with a goal and an assist along with Kristen Pingree (Georgetown, Mass) for a goal.
Springfield jumped to a lead in the first half outscoring the Hawks 11-2. The Pride took advantage of its free positions, scoring on four of the eight-meters in the first half and twice in the second half.
Dorsey started off scoring for Springfield 7:13 minutes into play. Continuing on with their momentum, they added five more unanswered goals by 15 minutes in to raise the score 6-1. Dorsey went on a four-goal streak until Nielsen finished out scoring in the half with an assist from Elizabeth Poitras (Somers, Conn.).
The Hawks came out strong with a goal three minutes in from Pingree off a pass from Rahilly. Rahilly found Searl less than four minutes later for another score. Machette finished off the scoring for the Hawks from a free position with 18:10 left in play.
Springfield scored seven goals in the second half. Dorsey started the Pride off with a goal 3:24 into the half. Less than 30 seconds later Heather Raniolo (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) found a cutting Jennifer McDonough (Holbrook, N>Y.), who put one in the back of the net. Unassisted goals and free position shots closed out the remainder of the Pride attack as it was in control throughout. The last goal being scored with 2:12 left in play by Raniolo left the final score at 18-5.
Kimberly Bolk (Port Jefferson Station, N.Y.) began her collegiate debut for Roger Williams with six saves during the first half. Annie Bartkus (Bedford, Mass.) began her career as well, with two saves in goal during the second half of play. For Springfield, Anne Versprille (Franklin, Mass.) had four saves in goal for the win.
Springfield will host Williams this upcoming Wednesday on Stagg Field at 7:00 pm.