SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - April 5, 2008- Heather Dobson (Longmeadow, Mass.) netted six goals and added a pair of assists as the Springfield College women’s lacrosse team erupted for 20 goals en route to a 20-13 win over the visiting MIT Engineers in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference action this afternoon at Stagg Field.
With the win, the Pride improves to 6-3, and a perfect 3-0 in NEWMAC play, while the Engineers drop to 1-5, 0-1.
Springfield used a run of six unanswered goals to blow open the game in the second half. The Pride, which led by as many as 11 in the game, had seven different players find the back of the cage as it moved to 3-0 in league play. The Engineers netted the final four goals of the game to bring the final score to 20-13.
Springfield jumped out to a 5-0 lead, capped off by a free position goal from Alexandra Bazzano (Newington, Conn.) with 16:56 remaining in the half. The Engineers then netted their first goal of the game when Casey Flynn sliced through the Pride's defense at the 15:03 mark. Springfield extended its lead to 9-2 after Rachel Lampros (Boxborough, Mass.) raced down the field and blew past everyone en route to finding the back of the net with 5:08 to play. MIT ended the half scoring the final two goals of the half as Lily recorded a bounce shot with 31 seconds left and Flynn found the back of the cage as the halftime horn sounded.
Dobson was terrific as she accumulated eight points off six goals and two assists. Kaeleigh Lannan (Derry, N.H.) added four goals, while Lampros chipped in with two goals and four assists for SC.
Flynn paced the Engineers with five goals and an assist in the loss. Monique Squiers made 11 saves in the cage for MIT.
Springfield returns to action on Wednesday evening when it hosts Trinity at 7:00 pm in a non-conference contest.