Springfield, Mass. - April 15, 2010 - The Springfield College women's lacrosse team cut a six-goal deficit to just two goals with 3:21 remaining against fifth-ranked Trinity College, but the Bantams held on for an 11-9 victory in non-conference action on Thursday evening.
Springfield has now dropped its last three games to fall to 6-5. The Bantams, who are currently ranked fifth in the country in the latest IWLCA Coaches Poll, improve to 9-1 this year.
The Bantams opened up the game with four consecutive goals in the opeing 6:23 as they received goals from Alisen Urquhart, Sarah Remes, Caitlin Irvine, and Rachel Romanowsky to hold a 4-0 advantage.
Jackie Moscardelli finally netted Springfield’s first goal of the game as she fired home a feed from Meagan Dobson at the 19:37 mark. Dobson then pumped in a goal of her own as she took advantage of an Erin Doolan pass 1:12 later.
Romanowsky and Irvine tallied the game's next two goals as the Bantams lead increased to 6-2 with 11:35 on the clock. Allie Bazzano and Allie Davis sandwiched a Liz Bruno goal to close out the half as Trinity went into halftime with a 7-4 advantage.
Trinity took control of the game in the second half as it opened up with three-straight goals to take a 10-4 lead with 21:32 remaining in regulation, capped off by another Remes goal. However, from there on, the Pride put forth a spirited rally, netting four straight goals over an eight minute stretch to close within two at 10-8. Individual efforts spearheaded the run as Doolan, Dobson, and Bazzano all registered unassisted strikes before Doolan tacked on a free-position goal with 10:35 remaining, forcing a Trinity timeout.
Out of the break, the Bantams wasted no time regaining a three-goal advantage as Romanowsky connected with Irvine just 19 seconds after the restart to give the visitors a 11-8 lead. Meghan Flanagan slotted home a free-position strike with 3:21 left in what would prove to be the final goal of the game.
Romanowsky finished with six points off two goals and four assists to go along with four draw controls, while Irvine tallied four goals. Gina Dinallo totaled seven saves in the game, five of which came in the second half.
For the Pride, Doolan and Dobson each tallied two goals and an assist, while Bazzano added two goals. Lauren McAulay stopped 13 shots between the pipes for SC, as she limited Trinity to just 1-of-5 on free-position attempts.
Springfield will play its final regular season on Saturday afternoon when it takes on conference-rival Wellesley at 3:00 pm on Stagg Field.