Springfield, Mass. - November 2, 2019 - The Springfield College field hockey team was edged by MIT, 2-0, in their regular-season finale on Saturday in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play on Stagg Field.
Springfield, which had won its last four conference games, dropped to 10-7, 4-4, while the Engineers closed out the regular season with an 11-4, 7-1 mark.
The visiting Engineers held a slight 16-15 advantage in shots and took eight of the game's 12 penalty corners. Elizabeth Moorehouse (North Attleboro, Mass.) tied her career high with 11 saves for the Pride, while Grace Moore (Boston, Mass.) was credited with eight stops for MIT.
MIT wasted little time scoring the game's first goal as Amanda Garofalo (Fairfield, N.J.) redirected Devon Goetz's (Rockville, Md.) bid towards cage just over three minutes into the contest. It appeared as though Springfield tied the game up with 16 seconds remaining in quarter, only to have Audrey Bresciano's (Greenfield, Mass.) goal called back following a lengthy discussion by the referees.
The Pride dominated the second quarter, holding a 7-1 advantage in shots. However, MIT made the most of their one shot as Jennah Haque (Bethesda, Md.) sent a centering pass along the end line to Garofalo, who finished on the back post for her second marker of the game in the 26th minute.
Moorehouse came up with several critical stops in the third quarter to keep the game close as she made saves on all eight of MIT's shots. Despite a late fourth-quarter push that saw the Pride own a 3-1 edge in shots, Springfield could not find the back of the cage as it had its three-game winning streak snapped.
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