By Nick Pantages
Field Hockey: A 9-0 loss to No. 2 Babson ended the Pride’s season in the NEWMAC semifinals. The Pride only registered one shot on net, but goaltender Remy Niland provided a bright spot, stopping a career-high 18 shots in the loss. Springfield finished the season with a 10-10 record.
Football: Mike Cerasuolo’s squad dominated Norwich 58-7, opening with 30 unanswered points. Arsen Shtefan and Blane Hart both ran for over 100 yards and scored twice, with Jacob Silvester, Johnell Fillippini and Thomas Tini also finding the end zone. Defensively, Colby Richardson, Tyler Paladino and Corbett Cimini had interceptions, and Hunter Hayes scored off a blocked punt. Shtefan also became the 13th player in program history to run for 1,000 yards in a season.
Women’s Soccer: Three first half goals doomed the Pride in a 6-1 loss to No. 14 MIT in the NEWMAC semifinals. Kaitlyn Suller got on the scoresheet with a 61st minute goal, and Taryn Ryan made 10 saves. Springfield completed its season with a record of 8-5-6.
Men’s Swimming and Diving: The Pride fell to No. 4 MIT on the road. Springfield’s best finish in individual events was third, highlighted by Gerold Gutierrez in the 100 and 200 back. Chris Carey, Rocky Tang, Luke Zonghetti and Ryan Goolsbey also finished top three. Christian Butler came in second in the one and three meter dives.
Women’s Swimming and Diving: No. 9 MIT clipped the Pride in their second meet this season. Kay Shen had the only individual victory in the 50 free. Erin Kelaher and Nina Lamb earned runner-up in the 100 free and 100 breast respectively. Elizabeth Athanas, Carolyn Blenk and Emma Savoie all recorded third place finishes.
Wrestling: Springfield finished third out of 12 at its opening meet, the Ithaca Invitational. The Pride had a number of top five finishes, with Jacob Deguire’s title at 174 leading the way. He collected three pins, including a 41 second takedown in the title match. Isiac Paulino and Jack Callahan finished second and third at 125, while Myles Leonard got third at 165. Nick Rogers took home fourth at 197, and Ty Stewart did the same at 149.
Women’s Volleyball: An electric Blake Arena crowd helped power the Pride to victory over Babson to clinch first in the NEWMAC, then defeated Smith in the quarterfinals. Emily Keaveney, Natalie Billet and Maeve Voltz stepped up offensively in the five-set win over Babson, and Olivia Nealy and Ally Townsend delivered season-highs in digs, with 20 and 30 respectively. Voltz and Olivia Gentry carried the load in a 3-1 win over Smith, combining for 26 kills and 11 total blocks.
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