Springfield, Mas. - October 22, 2019 - Behind three goals and two assists from Taylor Low (Longmeadow, Mass.), the Springfield College field hockey team cruised to a 6-1 victory against Clark in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) clash at Stagg Field on Tuesday.
The Pride moved to 9-6, 3-3 in conference play, while the Cougars slipped to 8-7, 2-3. For the game, Springfield held a 17-10 edge in shots, while each team took six penalty corners.
After pouring in three assists in her last outing, Low continued her offensive outburst as she erupted for eight points. Taylor Conley (Yarmouth Port, Mass.) registered a goal and an assist and Elizabeth Morehouse (North Attleboro, Mass.) tallied two saves in the win.
Springfield struck for the game's first goal just 7:19 into the contest as Low connected with Emma Wesoloski (South Deerfield, Mass.) in transition, before Conley would deliver a goal at 12:58 to make it a 2-0 game. The goal proved to be the 50th of Conley's career, as the senior became just the seventh student-athlete in program history to reach the milestone. Springfield would take a 3-0 advantage into the half following an unassisted strike from Low in the 21st minute.
Low opened up the third quarter with another unassisted goal at 38:52, only to have Clark respond less than two minutes later when Mikayla Pantano finished off a feed from Mackenzie Stewart at 40:43.
Springfield pushed its lead to 5-1 at the 46:38 mark when Low completed her hat trick off a great endline feed by Conley, and Grace Majka (Simsbury, Conn.) cleaned up a scrum in front of the cage in the 56th minute to complete the scoring.
On Saturday, Springfield will travel to Wheaton for its road finale starting at 12 pm.
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