Clermont, Fla. - March 15, 2017 - Behind three goals from both Amanda Nusbaum (Conway, N.H.) and Allie Goddard (Acton, Mass.), the Springfield College women's lacrosse team finished its annual Spring Break trip in impressive fashion, an 11-5 victory over Endicott at the National Training Center on Wednesday morning.
With the win, the Pride is now 3-2 overall, while Endicott falls to 3-2 on the season. Both sides finished the contest with 19 shots, while Springfield College held an 11-7 advantage in draw controls. The Gulls managed to pick up 13 times to the Pride's nine.
In between the pipes for Springfield, senior goalkeeper Gabby Anderson (Mahopac, N.Y.) put forth another strong effort, as she totaled 11 saves and held the Gulls to just 2-of-5 on free-position chances. For Endicott, Maura Grady (Marblehead, Mass.) got the start and did not make a save, while Bella Rino (Northborough, Mass.) came on towards the end of the first half and made five stops.
Along with Nusbaum and Goddard's three-point performances, Springfield College also received two goals from both junior Kayla Schroeher (Riverhead, N.Y.) and Taylor Kane (Woburn, Mass.). Defensively, Andie Stone (Burlington, Conn.) caused a pair of turnovers and picked up two ground balls in the win.
Endicott was led by freshman attacker Meghan Dutchyshyn (Cheshire, Conn.), who posted four goals on five shots, while Jennifer Lacroix (Wrentham, Mass.) secured a game-high four draw controls.
The Pride jumped out to an early 2-0 lead on back-to-back goals from Nusbaum and Kane just 3:12 into the contest, before Dutchyshyn found the back of the net to cut Springfield College's lead in half. From there, the Pride would score the next four goals of the game over 5:46, including strikes from Nusbaum, Kane, Schroeher and Goddard to take a 6-1 lead with 14:09 to play in the half.
After Emily Whitney (Rye, N.H.) scored to make it 6-2, Schroeher capitalized on a free-position chance, before Shelby Corsano (Bourne, Mass.) registered her team-best 13th goal of the season to make it 8-2 with 4:18 left in the stanza. After Dutchyshyn's second of the game with 3:07 on the clock, Nusbaum completed her first-half hat trick to give the Pride a 9-3 lead at the break.
Dutchyshyn picked up her third of the game just 2:16 into the second half to cut the Gulls' deficit to five, but back-to-back strikes from Goddard pushed the Pride's lead back to seven, sealing the win for Springfield College.
Up next, Springfield College will return to the Northeast and will take on No. 15 Amherst College on Tuesday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m.