Springfield, Mass. - October 26, 2013 - The Springfield College field hockey team showcased its most dominant performance of the season on Saturday, cruising to a 10-3 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) win over Smith on Homecoming Weekend at Stagg Field.
For the Pride, it was the most goals scored in the program's Division III history. Springfield was coming off a big conference win over Clark and has now won two-straight NEWMAC match ups.
The Pride improve to 5-10 overall and 3-4 in the NEWMAC while Smith drops to 10-6 on the season and 2-5 in conference play.
Springfield was led by MK Murray (Killingworth, Conn.) with three goals and an assist. Smith's Allie Stein (Ann Arbor, Mich.) scored the game's first goal just 1:30 into the game on an assist by Alexa DeJesus (Somerset, Mass.), but Murray answered back, scoring the next two goals in the 12th and 14th minutes for a 2-1 Springfield lead.
Springfield took a 3-1 lead on a goal by Linnea Quist (New Preston, Conn.) in the 27th minute. Katie Gill (Wallingford, Conn.) had the assist.
Smith made it a one-goal game in the 29th minute on Stein's second goal of the game. Jenny Estes (Falmouth, Mass.) took a shot that was deflected by Springfield goalie Juliana Barrasso (Bayport, N.Y.), but Stein came in and scored from eight yards out.
From then on it was all Springfield as Libby Hart (Chatham, Mass.) and Tori Stollmer (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.) each scored before halftime to give Springfield a 5-2 lead.
Smith opened the second half with a goal by Elsie Odhiambo (Oyugis, Kenya) just 1:13 in, but the Pride went on to score five unanswered goals to end the game.
Olivia Cabral (Sayville, N.Y.) and Quist scored Springfield's sixth and seventh goals in the 48th and 56th minutes. Sarah Ducharme (Dudley, Mass.) added Springfield's eighth goal in the 64th minute and Taylor Friedman (Lebanon, N.H.) scored just three minutes later to make it a 9-3 Pride lead.
Murray scored Springfield's 10th goal and her third of the game with 1:36 left on the clock on a penalty stroke.
Barrasso made two saves in goal for Springfield. Smith's Maddi Wyda had 11 saves.