SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Springfield College's Taylor Low tallied three goals and two assists to lead the Pride past Clark University, 6-1, in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action at Stagg Field on Tuesday night.
Score: Pride 6, Cougars 1
Records: Clark University (8-7, 2-3 NEWMAC) | Springfield College (9-6, 3-3 NEWMAC)
How it Happened
Springfield struck for the game's first goal on its first shot as Emma Wesoloski converted a goal on the first feed of the game from Low just seven minutes into the action. The Pride doubled up their lead before the end of the opening frame as Low set-up another goal, this time connecting with Taylor Conley in the 12th minute for the 2-0 advantage.
Low continued her strong performance in the second period as the junior deposited her third marker of the season, tucking in a shot just inside the left post to provide the host with a 3-0 cushion in the 21st minute.
Springfield extended its hold following the halftime intermission, producing a goal following an elongated offensive possession. After a pair of chances from a short-corner, Low again came through for the Pride, rifling a shot low to the turf and to the back of the cage.
Clark University sliced into the deficit in the 40th minute as senior Mikayla Pantano (East Bridgewater, Mass.) recorded her third goal of the season, finishing off a pass by junior defender Mackenzie Stewart (Pomfret Center, Conn.) to make the score 4-1. Stewart picked up her first assist of the season and second of her career on the play.
Springfield regained the separation just six minutes later with Low collecting her hat trick as the junior linked up with Conley for the second time of the game. The Pride finalized the scoring in the 55th minute when Grace Majka made her way onto the scoresheet after an assist from Audrey Bresciano for the 6-1 score.
Junior goalkeeper Katie Crowley (Bolton, Mass.) faced a barrage of shots from the Pride, turning aside six of the 12 shots faced during a complete-game effort in the cage. Springfield led the shot total for the game by a 17-10 clip while maintaining a 12-3 lead in shots on goal.
Clark University hits the road for its final road game of the regular season when it travels to Cambridge, Mass. on October 26 for a 1:00 pm clash with NEWMAC foe MIT.