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Women's Lacrosse Stifled by Endicott, 13-10, on Spring Break

Women's Lacrosse Stifled by Endicott, 13-10, on Spring Break

Clearwater, Fla. - March 19, 2019 - Sophomore attack Kate Sarnacki (Granby, Mass.) recorded five goals but the Springfield College women's lacrosse team fell to regional-rival Endicott, 13-10, at the Countryside Sports Complex as part of the Pride's annual Spring Break trip.

With the loss, the Pride has now dropped four-consecutive contests and falls to 3-4 on the year, while Endicott is now 4-2 with the victory. The Gulls recorded 27 shots, including 20 in the second half, while the Pride was limited to just 18, including six in the final 30 minutes. Endicott also held a 12-11 advantage in draw controls, while the maroon and white won the ground-ball battle, 17-15.

In net for the Pride, Brenna Keefe (Acton, Mass.) made made seven saves, while her counterpart, Bella Rino (Northborough, Mass.) also recorded seven wins and picked up her fourth win of the year.

Sarnacki led all players with five goals while Gabby Fogg (Wells, Maine) and Amanda Nusbaum (Conway, N.H.) recorded two apiece in the setback. Andie Stone (Burlington, Conn.) was a force defensively for the Pride as she had five caused turnovers, seven ground balls and a pair of draw controls in the loss.

Endicott's Ali Campbell (Lakeville, Mass.) and Jackie Healy (Northborough, Mass.) had three goals apiece for the Gulls, while Samantha Jones (Franklin, Mass.) had three caused turnovers and four ground balls in the win.

Springfield College jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the first 11:10 as Fogg scored on an assist from Katie Campbell (Somers, N.Y.) just 4:30 into the contest, before Sarnacki buried her first of the day on a feed from Allie Goddard (Acton, Mass.) at the 25:00 mark. Campbell found Sarnacki for her second of the game with 18:50 to play in the first half, before Endicott got on the board with a strike from Healy at 15:50. 

Just 2:00 later, Nusbaum pushed the Pride's lead back to three as she converted a feed from Goddard, but Campbell's free-position goal with 5:47 on the clock made it a two-goal game. Katie Stallone (Seaford, N.Y.) converted a free-position chance of her own with 2:02 on the clock to push the Pride's lead back to three, but Campbell added her second of the game with 1:30 to play to make it 5-3 at the halftime break.

Sarnacki scored her third of the game just 2:19 into the second half on a free-position chance to make it 6-3, but Endicott went on a three-goal run in a span of 2:34 to even the game at six apiece with 24:22 remaining. 

From there, Sarnacki scored unassisted at the 22:47 mark, but the Gulls would answer with a pair more to go up 8-7 with 20:08 to play. After Sarnacki's fourth of the game with 18:22 to play, Endicott rattled off three more goals to take an 11-8 advantage, but Nusbaum converted a free-position chance of her own with 6:54 remaining to keep the Pride within two. The Gulls answered with two more goals to make it a four-goal game with 5:33 to play. Fogg would add her second of the game with 4:55 to play, but Springfield College was unable to rally and fell short, 13-10.

Up next, Springfield College will travel to Cambridge, Mass. on Saturday, March 23 and will take on MIT in its New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) opener at 12 p.m.

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