Springfield - 1975


GAA: .53 GPG: 3.29 MOV: 2.76

AIAW 3rd place

The 1975 Springfield team had enjoyed two seasons of an unblemished record, finishing 1973 and 1974 without a loss, but there was no national championship in those two years. The 1975 version opened up the season with five consecutive shutouts, outscoring opponents 27-0. A 2-2 tie to New Hampshire broke that streak but kept the undefeated one going. The Pride kept moving on, going through the end of the regular season 4-0-1 to finish a third consecutive regular season without a loss. In the regional tournament, Springfield put together an impressive 8-0 goal scoring run over three games to enter nationals as the #4 seed overall with a 12-0-2 record. After a default win in the opening round, the Pride put up a 4-0 game against Central Michigan, who had also not lost a game to that point. In the semis, a 5-1 loss to eventual champion West Chester relegated the Pride to the third place game, which they won 3-0 over William & Mary for the program’s 13th shutout of the season. Denise DeSautels scored 20 of her school-record 79 this season.

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