Worcester, Mass. - October 11, 2016 - Three goals in a span of 6:09 in the first half helped the Springfield College women's soccer program defeat Clark University, 4-0, in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play on Tuesday night at the Granger Soccer Turf.
With the win, the Pride improves to 7-3-2 on the year, with a 3-1-2 mark in the NEWMAC, while the Cougars are now 7-5-1 on the year, with a 1-4 record in league play. Springfield College held a 21-11 shot advantage over 90 minutes of play, while Clark held a 5-3 margin in corner kicks.
Junior forward Mikaela Coady (Middletown, Conn.) netted a pair of goals to bring her season total to six, while the Pride also received scoring from Mary Silva (Ludlow, Mass.) and Kim Quiles (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.), who also picked up an assist in the contest. In net, junior goalkeeper Ciara Boucher (Manchester, Conn.) posted three saves, while Brooke Fairman (Huntington, Mass.) came on in relief and made one stop to preserve the shutout.
All of the Pride's first-half scoring came in a span of 6:09, as Silva notched her third goal of the season 22:41 into the contest when Quiles sent the junior in behind the Clark back line for an easy finish, before Coady scored her first of the game on a play where Silva and Quiles were both credited with assists.
With 15:28 remaining in the first half, Quiles posted her fifth goal of the year when Dakota Kelly (Bethany, Conn.) passed a ball to the top of the middle of the box, that was contained by Quiles, who then turned and fired a shot into the back of the net to make it 3-0, heading into the halftime break.
Springfield College's lone goal of the second half came with 22:38 remaining in the contest when first-year Mackenzie Luiz (Newington, Conn.) set up Coady for her team-leading sixth goal of the season to seal the 4-0 win for the Pride.
Up next, Springfield College will travel to Emerson College on Saturday, October 15 for a 1 p.m. contest with the Lions.