SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- September 2, 2007 --The Springfield College women’s soccer team tallied four goals in the first 20 minutes en route to a 9-0 victory over Elms in the Springfield College Invitational on Sunday evening. The win moves the Pride to 2-0 on the season while the Blazers fall to 0-2.
Lauren Peltier opened up the scoring for the Pride at the 7:14 mark when she converted a Lindsay Bugbee cross and headed home Springfield’s first goal from seven yards out. In similar fashion, Maria Evans finished a Bugbee cross just over five minutes later to give the home team a 2-0 lead.
The Pride continued to pour on the scoring as Jillian Periera blasted home a feed from Nicole Hanewich at the 18:28 mark. Evans tallied her second goal of the game as she slammed home a feed from Caitlin Sawczuk on the goal line. Sawczuk collected a Hanewich shot that deflected off the crossbar and found Evans for the tally.
Hanewich recorded her third tally of the season after Kayla Thibeault found the junior in full stride down the middle of the field. Hanewich beat keeper Shannon Donnelly to give Springfield a 5-0 advantage. Rory Pogmore wrapped up the first half scoring as she beat Donnelly near post on a breakaway to give the Pride a 6-0 lead at halftime.
Brittany Collins opened up the second half scoring for the Pride at the 46:58 mark and Megan Droelle added another after she finished a Gina Calabrese feed eight minutes later. Shanda Kogut wrapped up the scoring on the evening when she found the back of the net with just under 20 minutes to play.
Sue Jenney, Katie Delude, and Lindsay Volk combined to make the shutout on the evening for the Pride, who faced just two shots. The Pride registered 39 shots in the contest.
In the first game of the day, Heather Mortell’s early goal held up as the Western New England women’s soccer team topped MCLA, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon at Brock-Affleck Field.
At the 17:02 mark, Shivaun Wheeler dribbled down the right flank and sent in a cross that found Mortell all alone in the box. Mortell took full advantage of her opportunity and slipped the ball into the right side of the net to give the Golden Bears a 1-0 lead.
WNEC recorded 18 shots in the game while MCLA had 12 shots.
Kristean Kissel finished with 11 saves on the afternoon for MCLA while her counterpart, Jessica Covino, made five stops for the Golden Bears.