No. 6 Babson Tops Field Hockey
Springfield, Mass. - October 9, 2021 - The Springfield College field hockey team was topped by Babson College, 6-0, in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play at Stagg Field on Saturday.
The Beavers, who were ranked sixth in the nation in the most recent NFHCA National Poll, won their seventh-straight contest to improve to 11-1, 4-0 in confence play. The loss drops the Pride to 3-8, 0-4.
Babson netted the game's first goal just under three minutes into the contest as Quinn Greer redirected Ellie Bisceglia's bid towards the cage to give the Beavers an early 1-0 cushion. Springfield played stout defense against a steady stream of shots from visitors and trailed 1-0 after 15 minutes of play.
The Beavers cashed in on their eighth penalty corner of the afternoon at the 22:04 mark when Brianne McGrath delivered a terrific centering pass which Millie Brady hammered home on a one-time blast.
Babson broke the game open in the third quarter as it netted three goals in a three-plus minute span. Meara Hanyon started the scoring at 32:47 when she converted her penalty stroke attempt before Brady buried an unassisted strike just 43 seconds later. In the 37th minute, Jessica Evans redirected a Brady drive to make it a 5-0 contest.
Andrea Marguerite concluded the scoring as she cleaned up a loose ball in front of the cage at the 51:05 mark.
The Pride will not play again until next Saturday, when it hosts Clark at 1 pm.
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