Hartford, Conn. - March 7, 2017 - The Springfield College women's lacrosse team suffered its first setback of the season to nationally-ranked Trinity College, 13-3, on Tuesday evening at Sheppard Field.
With the loss, the Pride is now 2-1, while the Bantams, which were ranked No. 3 in the latest Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) National Poll, improves to 3-0 with the win.
Trinity held a 23-10 shot advantage over 60 minutes of play, while picking up 11 draw controls to Springfield College's four. The Bantams also held an 18-12 edge in the groundball battle in the victory.
In net, senior goalkeeper Gabby Anderson (Mahopac, N.Y.) registered 10 saves in the contest, while Zoe Ferguson (Ridgewood, N.J.) and Caroline Cranley (Summit, N.J.) combined for seven stops over the course of the game for Trinity.
Springfield College got on the board just 2:36 into the contest when Shelby Corsano (Bourne, Mass.) found the back of the net on a free-position chance, but the Bantams countered with goals from Allie Barrett (Concord, Mass.) and Kiley Coffey (West Newbury, Mass.) over a span of 1:30 to take a 2-1 lead.
From there, Trinity pushed its lead to three on goals from Clare Lyne (Concord, Mass.) and Abby McInerney (Cape Elizabeth, Maine), before the Pride made it a 4-2 contest when Corsano found an open Amanda Nusbaum (Conway, N.H.) for her third goal of the season with 7:15 remaining in the half.
Trinity would end the stanza with a pair of goals from Lyne and Coffey to take a 6-2 lead into the locker room.
The Bantams would take an 8-2 advantage just 6:01 into the second half on goals from McInerney and Lyne, before Kristen Steidler (Somers, Conn.) registered her fourth goal of the season to cut the Pride's deficit to five with 17:13 to play.
From there, Karly Simpson (South Hadley, Mass.) would find the back of the net to push Trinity's lead back to six, before Lyne and McInerney posted back-to-back goals just 25 seconds apart to make it 11-3 with 10:12 to play. The Bantams would tack on two more goals, including strikes from Mary French (Gloucester, Mass.) and Emma Malicki (Loudonville, N.Y.) to seal the 13-3 win.
Up next, Springfield College will travel to Clermont, Fla. for a 5 p.m. contest with Denison on Sunday, March 12, before taking on Endicott College on Wednesday, March 15 at 9 a.m.