Beverly, Mass. - September 20, 2016 - The Springfield College women's soccer program struck first, but fell to the Endicott College in double overtime, 2-1, on Tuesday night at Hempstead Stadium.
With the loss, Springfield College drops to 3-2-1 on the year, while Endicott, which was ranked No. 8 in the latest National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Division III Women's Soccer Regional Rankings, improves to 6-0-1 overall.
In net for the Pride, junior goalkeeper Ciara Boucher (Manchester, Conn.) posted three saves in the loss, while her counterpart, Caroline Armbruster (Stowe, Vt.) notched five stops and picked up her fifth win of the year. Springfield College held a 16-9 shot advantage on the evening, while the Gulls had eight corner kicks to the Pride's five.
Springfield College took an early lead over the Gulls just 22:15 into the match when junior forward Kim Quiles (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) tallied her second goal of the year to make it 1-0, Pride.
It took Endicott until the second half to get on the board, but the Gulls pulled even with 21:43 to play when Larissa Cade (Middlefield, Conn.) set up Sharlotte Pernice (West Springfield, Mass.) for her fourth marker of the year.
Despite controlling a majority of play in the overtime periods, an Endicott corner kick, that was sent in by Cade landed on the foot of Pernice, who set up Brady Sezon (Easton, Conn.) for her first of the year, sealing the victory for the Gulls.
Up next, Springfield College will return to Brock-Affleck Field, where it will take on MIT in a rematch of last season's NEWMAC Championship Semifinal. The start of the game is set for 2:30 p.m.