SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – First year Colby Newsham scored the game's only goal late in the first half to lead the Mount Holyoke College field hockey team to a 1-0 victory over Springfield College on Saturday at Stagg Field.
With the loss, Springfield falls to 5-6 on the season, and 1-3 in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC), while the Lyons improve to 7-5 overall, and 2-2 in league play. Mount Holyoke outshot the Pride, 11-6 over the course of 70 minutes, while both sides registered six penalty corners in the match.
Springfield's Katie Gill (Wallingford, Conn.) tallied a pair of shots in the game, while goalie Timarie Villa (Mashpee, Mass.) made seven saves. For the Lyons, junior goalkeeper Liz DiCesare (Westford, Mass.) finished the game with a pair of saves, while Sophie Perekslis (Millerton, N.Y.) and Charlotte Wagner (West Chester, Pa.) both notched three shots in the contest.
Mount Holyoke recorded the game's lone goal with 10:18 remaining in the first half, when Sarah LaQuerre (Old Orchard Beach, Maine) slid a pass across the goal mouth to an open Newsham (Harvard, Mass.), who then found the back of the net to give the Lyons a 1-0 lead.
Though it was back-and-forth play for the remainder of the contest, Springfield was not able to break the shutout, as the Lyons grabbed the one-goal win.
Up next, Springfield will host Trinity on Tuesday, October 13 at 6 p.m. Mount Holyoke returns to action next Saturday, hosting Babson at 2pm.
Game release courtesy of Jon Santer, Springfield Athletic Communications.