Boston, Mass. – Host Emerson College scored the game's first four goals on their way to a 5-1 win over Clark University in New England Women's And Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women's soccer action on Saturday afternoon.
The loss for the Cougars concludes their 2016 campaign, while the Lions will enter Wednesday's quarterfinal game at Springfield as the No. 5 seed.
Score: Emerson College 5, Clark University 1
Records: Clark University 8-9-1 (2-8 NEWMAC); Emerson College 10-9 (5-5 NEWMAC)
Location: Rotch Field, Boston, Mass.
How It Happened:
Jess Frost finished the afternoon with two goals and two assists to spark the high-scoring Emerson offense.
After Victoria Alberts put the Lions ahead 1-0 less than three minutes into the match, Frost found the back of the net less than two minutes later with help from Elizabeth Noble.
Ahead 2-0, Noble and Frost reversed roles in the 37th minute giving Emerson a 3-0 lead heading into halftime.
Any thoughts of a Clark comeback were quelled when Frost connected with Paige Haley at 50:56 to push the lead to 4-0.
The Cougars did get on the board moments later when Kara Fischer (Belmont, Mass.) – playing in her final contest along with classmate Haley Connors (Burrillville, R.I.) – scored an unassisted marker in the 54th minute.
Emerson closed out the scoring less than a minute later when Frost capped her huge afternoon with her second strike at 54:21.