Jan Luchsinger wrote about their season for the 1970 Massasoit: “Under the excellent leadership of Coach Diane Potter, graduate Barbara Viesa, and captain and high scorer Joanne Benscoter, the Women’s Field Hockey Team finished its third consecutive undefeated season last fall with a 9-0 record. The season began with three games against two of Springfield’s toughest opponents: University of Massachusetts, 1-0 and 2-0, and Southern Connecticut, 4-2. With these substantial wins uner their belt, it was winning all the way for the Springfield girls, beating Mt. Holyoke 6-0 and University of Bridgeport 9-1. In a sports day at Skidmore College, Springfield was again on top, with victories over Keene of New Hampshire 1-0, Skidmore 2-0, and Bouve-Northeaster 1-0. In the final game of the seasons, the girls put the icing on the cake with a victory over Southern Connecticut, 2-1 and a total scoring record of 28 goals for Springfield and 4 goals against. The team will be bidding farewell to graduating senior, Sue Tierney, a four year member of the team whose contributions will be missed.”
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