Field Hockey Powers Past Fitchburg State, 7-3
Fitchburg, Mass. - September 7, 2021 - The Springfield College field hockey team used three third-quarter goals to pull away from host Fitchburg State in a 7-3 non-conference triumph at Elliot Field on Tuesday afternoon.
With the win, Springfield boosted its record to 2-0, while Fitchburg State slipped to 1-2. The Pride owned a 22-9 advantage in shots for the contest, while the Falcons held a slight 7-6 edge in penalty corners. Today marked Springfield's first road game since November 7, 2019.
Carly Torrance (Concord, N.H.) found the back of the cage twice in the victory, while six other student-athletes scored for the Pride. Lyndsey DeLasho (Croton on Hudson, N.Y.) needed to make just three saves to earn the win in goal.
After Fitchburg State opened up the scoring just 2:07 into the contest, Emma Robinson (Wilbraham, Mass.) responded with an unassisted marker at the 11:15 mark to even the contest up heading into the second quarter. Torrance gave the Pride the lead for good when she slotted home a Aidan Bourbonnais (Southwick, Mass.) feed in the 28th minute. Just 39 seconds later, Audrey Bresciano (Greenfield, Mass.) pushed the visitors lead to 3-1 with her third goal of the season.
Springfield opened up the second-half scoring on a Kaitlyn Plummer (Naples, Maine) goal in the 34th minute for what would prove to be the game-winning goal, only to have Fitchburg respond with a goal in the 41st minute. However, Grace Levansavich (Auburn, Mass.) and Torrance buried unassisted strikes just over three minutes apart to make it 6-2. A goal from Grace Majka (Simsbury, Conn.) allowed the Pride's lead to balloon to 7-2 in the 49th minute, and the Falcons would score the game's final goal with 32 seconds left in regulation to close out the scoring.
On Thursday, Springfield will continue its five-game roadswing as it heads to Worcester State for a 7 pm contest.
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