Springfield College’s field hockey team was hit with two consecutive losses this week. The Pride have opened another losing streak after defusing a four game drought to begin the month. Springfield, now 5-7, began the week with a loss at home on Oct. 10, as they dropped a defensive contest to Mount Holyoke, 1-0. Goalkeeper Timarie Villa finished with seven saves, but the offensive sticks of the Pride were thwarted again, as Holyoke limited their attack with six shots for the game. Springfield hosted Trinity of Connecticut on Tuesday, a matchup in which they lost 4-3.
The Pride reignited their offensive power that was present against Wheaton for their game against Trinity. Kristina Krull opened the contest with her fifth goal of the year, with 23:48 remaining in the first half, giving Springfield a 1-0 lead. Trinity would go on to score three unanswered goals, but Katie Gill took control in the second half, reviving Springfield from the 3-1 deficit. Gill netted two goals within three minutes (43:54-47:05 into the game) to even the score at three. Gill now leads the team in goals with seven on the year. Maggie Kennedy was responsible for all three Springfield assists on the night and now has five for the season.
The offensive effort would not add up to a win however, as Trinity’s Elizabeth Caporale scored the deciding goal with 16:00 remaining in the game, which handed Springfield the 4-3 loss.
The Pride will wrap up their home stand against NEWMAC titan Wellesley (4-1, 10-2) on Oct. 17. They will embark on a short road trip following Saturday’s game, where they will face Clark University on Oct. 20, and travel to Johnson & Wales on Oct. 22.
The Pride will again attempt to claw their way back to the .500 mark. Springfield is tied with Clark for sixth place in the NEWMAC. Their conference record stands at 1-3.