Springfield, Mass. - October 15, 2019 - Playing in its non-conference finale, the Springfield College field hockey team was bested by Trinity College, 5-0, at Stagg Field on Tuesday afternoon.
The Pride slipped to 7-6 on the year, while Trinity evened its record at 6-6. Elizabeth Morehouse (North Attleboro, Mass.) tied her career-high with 11 saves in the setback, and Emma Cropper was credited with four stops for the Bantams. For the game, Trinity owned a 25-6 advantage in shots and an 8-4 edge in penalty corners.
The Bantams took advantage of of an early opportunity in transition to deliver the game's first goal. Kendall Brown slipped through the Pride defense for a breakaway chance just over a minute into the game, only to have Morehouse make a sprawling save. However, the visitors would follow up with a pair of shots off rebounds, resulting in Jordan Ragland tucking a shot inside the right post at the 1:14 mark.
Brown would find her way into the scoring column in the 19th minute, as she cleaned up a rebound off Ragland's drive to make it a 2-0 game entering the half.
The visitors tallied their third strike of the game with just under seven minute remaining in the third quarter as Brown delivered a tremendous feed to Caroline Curtin, who buried a shot on the run to make it a 3-0 contest. Curtin added another goal with less than a minute left on the clock to give the visitors a four-goal edge. The final goal of the afternoon came from Caelin Flaherty, who flipped a back-handed shot from five yards out into the back of the cage at the 59:21 mark.
On Saturday, Springfield will host Wellesley in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play starting at 1:00 pm.
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