DARTMOUTH, Mass. – A pair of goals from Springfield College junior Mickaela Coady (Middleton, Conn.) held on Tuesday evening, as the Pride edged the host Corsairs 2-1 despite a late goal from senior Erica Farias (Tiverton, R.I.) at Cressy Field.
Score: Springfield 2, UMass Dartmouth 1
Records: Springfield (4-3-1) UMass Dartmouth (2-6-1)
How it Happened
The Pride jumped out to the quick lead, when Coady corralled the rebounded shot off a corner kick and chipped it into the open side of the net just a little over a minute into the game. The remaining first half was easily controlled by the Pride, as the visitors outshot UMass Dartmouth 10-1.
Springfield once again pounced out of the gate, scoring ten minutes after the beginning of the second frame. Coady again found the back of the net when she redirected the cross-box pass from fellow junior Kim Quiles (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.), heading it into the bottom left corner of the net.
Fifteen minutes later, the Corsairs made it interesting when senior Nicole Starkey-Cox (Warwick, R.I.) dropped the pass to fellow senior Erica Farias (Tiverton, R.I.) in the far corner. Farias unleashed on the ball, finding the near crossbar on a slight bend from 15 yards cross-field to cut the lead in half.
In the 84th minute, Springfield's Jenacee Bradbury (South Portland, Maine) fired a shot from 35 yards out, but sophomore Korina Miguel (New Bedford, Mass.) was able to punch the ball over the crossbar to keep the Corsairs within striking distance, but the visitors defense held.
Inside the Numbers
- Miguel took the loss for the Corsairs, despite making nine stops in the first goalkeeper decision on her career.
- Junior Ciara Boucher (Manchester, Conn.) made one save in the net for the Pride.
- The Pride outshot UMass Dartmouth 22-3 and had all four corner kicks in the match.
- Farias' goal in the 72nd minute was the first goal for UMass Dartmouth against a Springfield College team since Sept. 20th, 1997 when the Pride won 4-1.
The Corsairs will next travel to Bridgewater State on Thursday night to square off with the Bears beginning at 6 p.m.