Springfield, Mass.—September 28, 2019—The Springfield College women's soccer team secured a 2-1 victory over Emerson College in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play on Saturday afternoon at Brock-Affleck Field.
The victory elevates the Pride's record to 5-2-1 and 1-1 in NEWMAC play, while the Lions fall to 6-3 and 1-1 in conference.
The Pride attack won the offensive battle in shots 14-3 and corner kicks 7-1 over the Lions.
In the first half, Emerson grabbed the lead first as Alexa Ingersoll barreled through the Pride defense and chipped a shot through for the 1-0 Emerson lead. The Pride looked to even the score off a shot from Mackenzie Luiz (Newington, Conn.) from outside the box, but keeper Megan Rose punched out. Emerson held onto the 1-0 lead going into halftime.
The Pride put together a complete second half and held Emerson to no shots and only one corner kick. Offensively, Springfield gained momentum with nine shots in the period.
At 56:37, Kinsey Colby (Easton, Conn.) would look to set up a kick into the box that would get deflected by Emerson into their own goal, evening the score at 1-1. From there, Springfield had controlled the ball well and swarmed the Emerson attack. At 65:16, Adalia Malick (Bristol, Conn.) would collect a turnover in stride and strike a shot from the right side that would give the Pride the 2-1 advantage.
In the 77th-minute, Emerson would break down the field and get a chance to tie, but Caitlin Normoyle (Springfield, Mass.) would make a play to swipe the ball away helping the Pride roll to the 2-1 victory.
The Pride will play one more non-conference game against Castleton St. on October 1 at 4 pm, before returning to NEWMAC play.
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