Williamstown, Mass. - September 16, 2009 - The 18th-ranked Springfield College women's soccer team lost their first game of the season, 4-0, at No. 3 Williams in a non-conference matchup on Wednesday afternoon.
Annelise Snyder scored three goals and Sarah Walmsley connected with Snyder on all three goals, while Bret Eisenhart scored her team-leading fourth goal of the season for the Ephs.
Williams scored the only goal of the first half late in the period at the 38:53 mark. Walmsley found Snyder on the right side of the net, who took a shot that bounced off a Pride defender and in for a 1-0 lead heading into halftime.
Williams found their stride in the second period, scoring their final three goals in a fourteen-minute span. Eisenhart found her way into the mix at the 67:07 mark, directing the ball from mid-air to the back right corner of the goal. Brianna Wolfson had attempted to shoot the ball but was blocked by a defender, and Eisenhart capitalized on a second-chance effort. Snyder struck just four minutes later for the 3-0 lead. Walmsley crossed the ball to Samantha Vilboa, who in turn found Snyder streaking down the lane for the goal.
The final goal of the afternoon came off a quick transition play by the duo of Walmsley and Snyder. After a cleared corner, Walmsley dribbled the ball upfield on a fast break on the left side, while Snyder raced ahead in the middle of the field. The Ephs senior found her junior teammate up ahead and Snyder got off a perfectly placed arching shot for the clean goal.
Katie Delude made seven stops between the pipes for the Pride.
Springfield will look to get back on the winning track on Saturday afternoon when it hosts RPI at 3:00 pm.