Bears Fall to #14 Springfield 2-0

NEW LONDON, CONN.--(9/17/11)--Seniors Katie Mantie and Amber Thorn scored first half goals leading Springfield, ranked 14th nationally, to a 2-0 win over Coast Guard in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) opener for both teams.

Mantie scored an unassisted goal in the ninth minute while Thorn gave the Pride a 2-0 lead in the 17th minute with sophomore Ashley Carresi assisting.

Junior Erin Greenstein and senior Hanna MacDougall combined to make just one save in goal for the Pride, who improve to 4-1 overall and 1-0 in conference play.

Coast Guard senior Mary Mills had a season-high 13 saves in net for the Bears, who were outshot 25-2.

The Bears saw their three-game win streak snapped dropping to 3-2 overall and 0-1 in NEWMAC play.