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Springfield women’s soccer drops regular season finale to Emerson, 1-0

By Chris Gionta

Springfield College women’s soccer lost their regular season finale by the score of 1-0 against Emerson at Brock-Affleck Field on Saturday afternoon.

The rain was very much present at the start of the game at Brock-Affleck Field, and it only intensified from there. The same way that the precipitation was ever-present, the Emerson defense also established its standing, and only got better as the game continued.

Springfield did not get its first shot off until about 37 minutes into the game when senior defender Heather Jennato fired off two shots in a 25-second span, with each of them being rejected by Emerson’s goalkeeper. That span of less than half a minute was the only time during the game in which the Pride got off any shots.

Meanwhile, Springfield’s defense and goalkeeping held up to an equal result in the first half. In the first 12 minutes, the Pride’s goalkeeper, Taryn Ryan, was able to gather two saves. There was not another scoring scare from Emerson until about 25 minutes later. This was when they were able to crowd the goal and fire three shots in ten seconds. But, Ryan was able to reject two, while the other was a header off the left post. When the first half came to a close, the game was still scoreless.

Quickly into the second half, the Lions came with another attack. This time, it was a shot from the left foot of defender Anna Swisher, who placed it perfectly into the top right corner for the game’s first goal. From that point forward, it was an offensive struggle for both teams. Springfield did not get any shots off for the remainder of the game, and Emerson only got two more.

Emerson took home the victory, 1-0. This was Springfield’s final game of the regular season, where they finished 6-8-2, while going 4-4-2 in the conference. For the postseason, they will be travelling to Clark University for a game against them on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the NEWMAC tournament.

Photo: Gillian Dube/The Student

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