Williamstown, Mass. - April 20, 2010 - The Springfield women's lacrosse team fell behind 3-0 in the opening 10 minutes of play and couldn't recover as it dropped a 13-8 non-conference decision at Williams on Tuesday afternoon.
The loss drops Springfield to 7-6 this season, while the Ephs improve to 9-4.
Allie Bazzano led Springfield with two goals, an assist, three draw controls and three ground balls, while Jackie Moscardelli added two goals in the loss. Lauren McAulay made nine saves and picked up four ground balls in goal for Springfield.
After the Pride dug itself into an early 3-0 hold, Springfield battled back to make it a 6-4 game after Nicole Soucie tallied an unassisted goal with 3:15 left in the first half. However, Margie Fulton scored her second goal of the half just 37 seconds later to give the hosts a 7-4 advantage after 30 minutes of play.
The teams traded goals in the second half as Springfield maintained its two-goal deficit for much of the stanza. Allie Davis scored an unassisted strike with 9:42 left in regulation to make it a 10-8 ball game, but Williams answered back with the final three goals of the game en route to the 13-8 victory.
Sam Weinstein and Fulton were the difference in the contest as Weinstein scored a game-high five goals and Fulton tacked on four goals and an assist in the win. Julia Schreiber posted 12 saves between the pipes for the Ephs to earn the win.
Springfield held a 27-26 advantage in shots and owned a 21-15 edge in ground balls, however went 0-for-5 in free-position shots. Williams won 14 of the 25 draws in the game, led by Whitney Thayer who snagged five draws.
Springfield will return to action on Thursday afternoon when it squares off against another NESCAC team, this time Connecticut College, at 4:30 pm.