Field Hockey Downs Wildcats, 2-1

Field Hockey Downs Wildcats, 2-1

THE BASICS

-The Score: Clark University 2, Johnson & Wales University (JWU) 1

-Records: Clark University (6-11), JWU (4-12)

-Location: Worcester, Mass. (Granger Athletic Complex)

-The Lead: The Clark University field hockey team picked up a 2-1 non-conference road victory over the Wildcats of Johnson & Wales on a rainy Wednesday evening. Junior Olivia Barksdale (Fort Washington, Md.) lifted the Cougars to victory with both goals on the night.

HOW IT HAPPENED

-The Cougars got on the board first with a goal just five minutes into play. Clark was awarded a penalty corner that was sent out to Cheyanne Zappala (Laconia, N.H.). Zappala fired a shot to Barksdale who was on the post to tip the ball in for the early 1-0 lead.

-15 minutes into the second half Barksdale struck again on another penalty corner to give Clark the 2-0 lead.

-With nine minutes to play in the game the Wildcats cut Clark's lead to 2-1 on a goal from Giovanna Ciavardoni (Latham, N.Y.) that was assisted by Shaina Thompson (Delmar, Del.). That was as close as they would come though and the Cougars took the ultimate 2-1 victory.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

-The Wildcats outshot the Cougars seven to six. Both teams were awarded four penalty corners.

-Junior goalkeeper Dani Michaud (Providence, R.I.) made one save in net for Clark while Claire Nolan (West Bridgewater, Mass.) made three saves for the home team.

UP NEXT

-Clark hosts Smith College on Saturday, October 28th at 1:00 p.m. in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference action. Clark will celebrate the field hockey program's 40th anniversary this day.

-Johnson & Wales begins the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Tournament on Saturday when it hosts Mount Ida at 4 p.m. in the first round

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