Worcester, Mass. – Clark University used a pair of late second half goals to propel them to a 2-0 win over Coast Guard in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men's soccer action on Saturday afternoon.
The win for the Cougars extends their season-opening winning streak to a school-record eight straight and they have now defeated the Bears in two straight matches in Worcester.
Score: Clark University 2, Coast Guard 0
Records: Clark University 8-0-0, 2-0-0 NEWMAC, 5-2-1, 1-1-0 NEWMAC
Location: Granger Soccer Turf, Worcester, Mass.
How It Happened:
After a scoreless first 70 minutes of action, the Scarlet and White dented the scoreboard twice in less than seven minutes.
The first strike came after Julian Feshbach-Meriney (Concord, Mass.) gained control of the ball deep in the corner and the ball eventually worked its way to Sean Munroe (Silver Spring, Md.) up the right flank and he found a streaking Demetri Boumis (Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.) who fired a rocket past Jake Sorenson at 70:32.
A little less than five minutes later, the Cougars were back on the board when Trevor Sheridan (Massapequa, N.Y.) took a header pass from Munroe, dribbled to the left and lofted a high floating shot into the right corner of the goal, doubling the Clark advantage.
Coast Guard actually had an excellent chance to go ahead in the 23rd minute when Alex Lane (Shorewood, Wisconsin) was awarded a penalty kick after an attacking Coast Guard player was taken down in the box. Lane's penalty attempt was denied by a diving Connor Maguire (Dunstable, Mass.), keeping the match scoreless.
Maguire, who only needed to make one save to register his second shutout of the season, was incredibly effective, jumping out on crosses, charging balls and anchoring the Cougar backline.
Man Of The Match:
Munroe had a hand in both of the Clark goals, giving him a team-best three goals, three assists and nine points.
The Cougars return to action on Wednesday with a home non-conference showdown against the University of New England. Coast Guard, meanwhile, will play again on Wednesday as well when they host Mitchell College.