Field Hockey Opens Up Season with 4-2 Victory over Keene State
Springfield, Mass. - September 4, 2021 - The Springfield field hockey program captured their first win of the 2021 season after beating Keene State 4-2 on Saturday afternoon at Stagg Field.
The Pride open up with a 1-0 record, while Keene State drops to 0-2.
For the game, Audrey Bresciano (Greenfield, Mass.) led Springfield with a pair of goals, while Carly Torrance (Concord, N.H.) registered a pair of assists. Emma Robinson (Wilbraham, Mass.) and Camryn Morano (Middleboro, Mass.) each pumped in a strike of their own. In the cage, Lyndsey DeLasho (Croton on Hudson, N.Y.) collected four saves en route to the victory. Springfield held the advantage in shots, 16-9, and edged the Owls in penalty corners, 7-5.
For Keene, Molly Edmark faced eight shots in the cage and saved four. Offensively, the Owls were led by Irini Stefanakos, who finished with a goal and one assist. Ellie Hunkins also added a goal for Keene.
At the 12:11 mark in the first quarter, Stefanakos broke free for the first goal of the game to give the Owls a 1-0 lead. Springfield evened the game, with 9:53 left in the first quarter, as Torrance entered the ball from the top of the circle to Bresciano for the strike. Springfield took the lead for good just before the end of the half as Morano secured a feed from Kaitlyn Plummer (Naples, Maine) and slotted home a shot with 13 seconds left in the second quarter.
Springfield made it a 3-1 game at the 31:53 mark as Robinson converted another Torrance feed, and Bresciano tacked on her second marker of the game in the fourth quarter to give the Pride a three-goal cushion. The Owls tallied the game's final goal in the 59th minute as Springfield held on for the season-opening win.
The Pride will return to action on Tuesday when it travels to Fitchburg State for a 4 pm tilt.
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