Springfield, Mass. - September 24, 2016 - The Springfield College women's soccer was unable to erase an early deficit, as the Pride fell to MIT in New England Women's and Men's Athletics Conference (NEWMAC) play, 1-0, on Saturday afternoon at Brock-Affleck Field.
With the loss, the Pride is now 3-3-1 overall, and 0-1-1 in conference play, while the Engineers improve to 6-3 on the year, with a 1-1 mark in the NEWMAC.
The Engineers outshot the Pride 14-8, while also holding a 6-4 margin in corner kicks. In net, Springfield College's junior goalkeeper Ciara Boucher (Manchester, Conn.) posted six saves in the loss, while her counterpart, Lauren Ullmann (Princeton, N.J.) made four stops over 90 minutes of play.
The lone goal of the game came just 19:07 into the contest when freshman midfielder Emily Berzolla (Riverside, Conn.) sent in a corner kick, that was initally headed out by a Springfield defender, but sophomore midfielder Shannon Miller (Pittsford, N.Y.) claimed the loose ball and set a pass across the goal mouth that freshman forward Montana Reilly (Los Angeles, Calif.) tipped in to give the Engineers a 1-0 advantage.
Despite multiple chances on cage, Ullman, along with the stingy MIT defense were able to keep the Pride at bay throughout the remainder of the contest.
Up next, Springfield College will travel to UMass-Dartmouth on Tuesday, September 27 for a 7 p.m. non-conference match.