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No. 14 Springfield edges PSU Field Hockey

            SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Brittany Veazie (Dexter, Maine) tallied both of the Springfield College goals Tuesday evening as the No. 14 Pride defeated Plymouth State University, 2-1, in non-conference field hockey action at Stagg Field.

            The Pride improve to 15-3 on the season while the Panthers had their five-game winning streak snapped and fell to 9-6.

            After a scoreless first half, Veazie tallied the first goal of the game when she found the back of the cage off a feed from Morgan Rein (Mystic, Conn.) with 28:47 remaining in the game. Plymouth State answered right back to knot the contest at a goal apiece when sophomore Morgan Lemmon (Gilford, N.H.) tallied the equalizer five minutes later.

            Veazie, who took 11 shots in the game, recorded the game-winning mark with just 3:57 remaining in the game.  Veazie now has 16 goals this season, including six game-winners.

            Emma Kaplan (Ridgefield, Conn.) picked up the win in goal for Springfield as she made eight saves on the evening.   Her counterpart, Panther senior Leah Curtin (Londonderry, N.H.), kept the Panthers in the game throughout and finished with 17 saves.

            The Pride wrap up the regular season with a home game on Thursday evening against non-conference foe Trinity (6:00 p.m.)  PSU concludes its regular season this Saturday with a key Little East Conference home game against Bridgewater State (12:00 p.m.).  It will also be Senior Day at Arold Field.

(Courtesy of Springfield Sports Information)

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