Springfield, Mass. - October 22, 2013 - The Springfield College women's soccer team won its third-straight New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) match up on Tuesday, topping Mount Holyoke, 2-0.
The Pride improve to 9-4-1 overall and 6-1-1 in the NEWMAC while Mount Holyoke drops to 5-11 overall and 0-8 in conference play.
Kim Rasmussen (East Berlin, Conn.) notched the game's first goal, scoring in the 15th minute on an assist from Jessica Miller (Southbury, Conn.). Miller received the ball on the right side of the field where she sent a pass into the middle to Rasmussen who shot the ball across the goalie into the left side of the net for a 1-0 Pride lead. Rasmussen has a team-high four goals this season.
Vicky DiNatale (Weymouth, Mass.), the reigning NEWMAC Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week, made it a two-goal game when she scored unassisted in the 24th minute for the Pride. After a few shot attempts by Springfield, DiNatale sent a shot through traffic and into the goal for a 2-0 lead before the half.
The win gives Springfield three-straight wins in conference play, all three of which have come in shutout fashion for the Pride. Springfield now has eight shutouts on the season and the Pride hasn't allowed a shot on goal in two-straight games.
Lucy Gillett (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) earned the win in goal for Springfield without making a save while Mount Holyoke's Mackenzie Randall (Harwinton, Conn.) made 10 saves.
Springfield will travel to WPI on Saturday for a conference clash beginning at 11:00 a.m. Mount Holyoke will host Smith College next Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.