By Tyler Browne
SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield College field hockey team’s first NEWMAC game of 2019 didn’t go as planned, and the Pride fell 4-0 to the Babson College Beavers on Saturday.
“We didn’t play consistent enough to do our job on the [offensive] end of the field,” said Springfield coach Melissa Sharpe.
The Pride got off to a good start, keeping the Beavers to just one goal in the first half. Springfield goalie Elizabeth Morehouse made 11 saves, and the only goal came on a penalty stroke by Babson’s Maddy Paro.
“In the first half, I thought she played well. I mean, she came up big on some 1v1’s for us,” said Sharpe.
However, Morehouse’s dominant play did not carry over into the second half. Tori Roche and Lauren Curley each scored a goal for the Beavers in the third quarter, and Gwen Smith replaced Morehouse in the goal for the last quarter.
This was not enough, as the Beavers scored another goal in the fourth, cementing their victory.
The loss is the second in a row for Springfield, who were shut out by Williams 6-0 on Wednesday. Moving forward, the Pride need to capitalize on scoring opportunities. They made only four shots on the goal in the entirety of the game, and didn’t score once.
The Pride will return to action on October 1st, when they travel to Mount Holyoke.
Photo courtesy Helen Lucas