-Score: Springfield College 6, Clark University 0
-Records: Clark (7-8, NEWMAC 0-6), Springfield (10-5, NEWMAC 4-2)
-Location: Worcester, Mass. (Granger Field)
-The Lead: The Clark University field hockey team suffered a setback to the Pride of Springfield College in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action at home on Tuesday evening. The Pride are now in a 3-way tie for second place in the NEWMAC standings with a 4-2 record.
HOW IT HAPPENED
-Springfield got on the board first at the 13-minute mark when first year Emma Wesoloski (South Deerfield, Mass.) collected the ball off a rebound and fired a shot to the bottom left corner for her first goal of the season (1-0).
-Nine minutes later the visitors struck again. After a shot by senior Amanda Nusbaum (Conway, N.H), Wesoloski was able to find the back of the net on the rebound for her second goal of the game (2-0).
-Springfield was able to put one more goal on the board before the break when junior Taylor Conley (Yarmouth Port, Mass.) sent the ball to the right corner (3-0).
-10 minutes into the second half, the Pride scored once more when first year Rachael Curtis (East Falmouth, Mass) was able to send the ball in between her defender's legs into the back of the goal (4-0).
-Clark picked up their offensive push on a fast break in the 46th minute of play when Senior Olivia Barksdale (Fort Washington, Md.) was able to rip one of her stick, but Springfield's keeper, Emmalie Drake (Pittsford, N.Y.) was there to deflect the shot. Sophomore Chase Collier (Libson, Maine) was there to corral the rebound and put a shot, but Drake was there to make a save.
-With 20 minutes remaining the second half first year Kyra Ashe (Longmeadow, Mass.) was able to sweep the ball into the back of the net off a pass from teammate Hannah Boylan (Mansfield, Mass). Just over a minute later it was Ashe again scoring off the pass for fellow first year Gabby Inkel (South Windsor, Conn making the game 6-0.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Springfield outshot Clark 37-7 (29-5 shots on goal).
-Senior Dani Michaud (Providence, R.I.) made an impressive 23 saves in the game as she falls to 5-6 on the season.
-Drake made 5 saves on the day for the Pride and improves to 9-3 on the season.
-Springfield was awarded 14 penalty corners while Clark was awarded just one.
-Clark is back home on Saturday, October 20th when they host MIT for a NEWMAC matchup at 2:00 p.m. for Senior Day.
-The Pride is home on Saturday, October 20th when they host Wheaton College for a NEWMAC matchup at 12:00 p.m.