Three freshmen lead Panthers in scoring
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Junior Allie Davis and senior Jackie Moscardelli scored two goals in the first minute of overtime Wednesday evening and the Springfield College women's lacrosse team went on to defeat Plymouth State University, 17-15, in a non-conference game at SC's Stagg Field.
Plymouth State led most of the second half before Springfield rallied to tie the score at 13-13 with 13 minutes remaining. The Pride pulled ahead a minute later on a goal by junior Meghan Flanagan and maintained the one-goal lead down the stretch until PSU sophomore McKenna Bay scored with 2:03 left in regulation play to even the score at 14-all and force overtime.
The Panthers had a chance to win the game in the waning moments of regulation but a free-position strike by freshman Meghan McNabb with 16 seconds left was snuffed out by SC sophomore goalkeeper Anne Versrprille.
The game went to two three-minute overtime sessions. Plymouth State closed the gap early in that session when freshman Molly Gleason scored with the assist from Bay, but Pride sophomore attacker Kelly Gallo put on the exclamation with a one-on-one goal with just two ticks left.
PSU was led in scoring by three freshmen, with McNabb recording four goals and three assists, Amy MacDonald adding four goals and Shannon Connerty chipping in with three goals and an assist. Bay finished with two goals and two assists, and junior Caitlin Swanson collected a goal and an assist while leading the team with eight draw controls and picking up three ground balls.
The Panther are back on the field next Wednesday, Mar. 14, with a non-conference game at Worcester State University.
(Courtesy of Springfield Sports Information)
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