Springfield, Mass. – April 7, 2011 - Jackie Moscardelli poured in six goals but it wasn't enough as the Springfield College women's lacrosse team lost to visiting Williams College, 13-11, in a non-conference battle on Stagg Field Thursday evening.
Williams, which is ranked 16th in the country, improves to 6-4, while the Pride fall to 6-3.
Emily Jablonski netted four goals and added an assist to lead the Ephs to victory. Becca McGovern added three goals and an assist, while Margie Fulton also registered a hat trick. Nicolle Perry picked up four of Williams' 15 draw controls, and Julia Schreiber was credited with the victory in goal as he made five saves, two of which came in the final minute to quiet the Pride comeback. Williams was especially efficient on offense, putting 20 of their 23 shots on goal.
Moscardelli netted six goals in a game for the second time this season to lead the Pride attack. Meagan Dobson dished out a game-high four assists and Kelly Gallo netted two goals to go along with an assist. Allie Davis scooped up five ground balls and Meghan Flanagan notched five draw controls. Anne Versprille took the loss despite making seven saves.
After Moscardelli opened up the scoring at the 26:49 mark, Williams poured in six-straight goals to take a 6-1 lead with 13:25 remaining. McGovern netted three goals in the stretch, while Jablonski recorded two goals and an assist.
Despite trailing by five, Springfield regrouped with four-straight goals of their own, as four different Springfield players found the back of the cage to get within one at 6-5.
However, the Ephs ended the opening 30 minutes of play with the final three goals to go into the half up 9-5. All three of the goals came in a 1:13 span, including a pair of back-to-back unassisted strikes from Meera Sivalingam and Anne Marie Burke just 15 seconds apart.
Springfield scored the first three goals of the second half as Moscardelli dictated the play, netting two strikes. Gallo fired home her second goal of the game with 23:03 left in regulation to get Springfield within one at 9-8, but the Ephs answered back. Once again, the visitors needed just 15 seconds to do their damage as tallies from Jablonski and Fulton gave Williams a three-goal cushion. Moscardelli's final goal of the game with 7:10 remaining after a terrific feed from Dobson made it 12-11, but Fulton closed the door on the game with a goal the 5:31 mark.
The Pride made a late push, but Schreiber came up with a pair of big stops, including one on a free-position shot, to give the Ephs the win.
Springfield will challenge New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) rival Wellesley on Saturday afternoon at 1:00 pm on Stagg Field.