Henniker, N.H. – Playing in a rare Sunday afternoon affair, the Clark University women's soccer team posted their sixth shutout of the season with a 3-0 win over New England College in non-league action.
Score: Clark University 3, New England College 0
Records: Clark University 7-2-1; New England College 7-4-0
Location: Don Melander Field, Henniker, N.H.
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The Cougars got on the board first in a different kind of way to go ahead 1-0 in the 25th minute. Simone McGuinness (Chevy Chase, Md.) would get a foot on the ball out off of a corner but a Pilgrim defender would fail on a clear attempt recording the own goal.
Clark would tack on a goal in the 65th minute of play as Kara Fischer (Belmont, Mass.) dribbled around several Pilgrim defenders and found the lower left corner of the net for her team-best third goal of the season. Fischer then added another unassisted marker at 74:04 – her third career multi-goal contest.
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The Scarlet and White held a commanding 17-5 edge in shots, including a 15-1 advantage in the final 45 minutes. Julianna Christy (Plainville, Conn.) continued her excellent play in goal for the Cougars, making four saves before giving way to Emma Russell (South Portland, Maine), who made her first collegiate appearance and didn't face a shot in her 13 minutes of action.
"Another great team win," said Clark head coach Brie Smith. "Glad to see Kara be rewarded for her efforts. She's been knocking on the door all season. We really turned it on in the second half and got a much needed lift from our bench. We hope our second half effort gives us the confidence we need headed into the toughest part of our season."
Clark will hit the field again on Wednesday, when they travel to Mount Holyoke for a NEWMAC showdown with the Lyons.