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SC, Mount Holyoke Advance To NEWMAC Field Hockey Championship

Box score-SC 1, Clark 0

Box score-Mount Holyoke 4, MIT 1

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Nov. 8, 2003 – Springfield College junior midfielder Jennifer Durgin (Gorham, Maine) scored the match’s only goal but it was enough to lift the top-seeded Pride past fifth-seed Clark, 1-0, in the semifinals of the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Field Hockey Championship tonight at Springfield College’s Benedum Field.

The Pride will host No. 3 seed Mount Holyoke on Sunday, Nov. 9 at 3 p.m. at Benedum Field with the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament on the line. Mount Holyoke dispatched MIT, 4-1, in the other semifinal.

In the first meeting between the teams, Mount Holyoke edged SC, 2-1, on Benedum Field on Oct. 14.

Durgin’s goal, her fourth of the season, came 4:33 into the match. SC junior keeper Lindsey Pardue (Houston, Texas) made the lead stand, registering eight saves to record her fifth shutout of the ’03 season.

In the first semifinal, Mount Holyoke senior back Lauren Weiner (Kensington, Md.) scored two goals, including the game-winner, and had an assist as the third-seeded Lyons defeated No. 7 seed MIT, 4-1.

Mount Holyoke junior keeper Meg Barrow (Chester, Pa.) made six saves in the win. Junior midfielder Megan Entwistle (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) and sophomore forward Katie Marquis (Danvers, Mass.)added goals for the Lyons.

2003 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference Field Hockey Championship
Sat., Nov. 1
No. 1 Springfield 2, No. 8 Wheaton 1
No. 5 Clark 3, No. 4 Babson 2
No. 3 Mount Holyoke 1, No. 6 Smith 0
No. 7 MIT 2, No. 2 Wellesley 1

Sat., Nov. 8 (at Springfield, Mass.)
No. 3 Mount Holyoke 4, No. 7 MIT 1
No. 1 Springfield 1, No. 5 Clark 0

Sun, Nov. 9 (at Springfield, Mass.), Championship, 3 p.m.
No. 3 Mount Holyoke (15-5) vs. No. 1 Springfield (14-8)
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Melissa Sharpe After nine years as head coach of the Pride, Melissa Sharpe has continued the tradition of winning on the field hockey turf, posting an impressive 130-68 record, good for a winning percentage of .656 at the helm of her alma mater. Read more.

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