Field Hockey Falls to Smith in Season Finale

Field Hockey Falls to Smith in Season Finale

THE BASICS

-Score: Smith College 3, Clark University 1

-Records: Clark University (6-1, NEWMAC 1-7), Smith College (9-9, NEWMAC 5-3)

-Location: Worcester, Mass. (Granger Field Hockey Complex)

-The Lead: The Clark University field hockey team fell to the visiting Pioneers of Smith College on Saturday afternoon in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action. Clark celebrated the 40th anniversary of the field hockey program at half time and welcomed many alumnae back to the Granger Athletic Complex.

HOW IT HAPPENED

-After a scoreless first half the Pioneers got on the board first 10 minutes into the second half with a tally from senior Julia Hamilton (Williamstown, Mass.) who received a pass from Jenna Tampon (Oceanside, Calif.) and pushed it over the goal line for the 1-0 lead.

-The Cougars responded quickly with a goal of their own just two minutes later. They were awarded a penalty corner and Olivia Barksdale (Fort Washington, Md.) inserted the ball to Cheyanne Zappala (Laconia, N.H.) who fired a shot past Smith goalkeeper, Cameo Tietje (Massapequa, N.Y.) for the equalizer (1-1).

-With six minutes to play the Pioneers were able to notch two more goals to secure the 3-1 victory. Alex Larosse (Warwick, R.I.) put the visitors up 2-1 on a feed from Neva Richardson (Rehoboth Beach, Del.) and three minutes later she struck again. Hamilton assisted on the goal and Smith took the 3-1 final victory.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

-Junior goalkeeper, Dani Michaud (Providence, R.I.) made 14 saves for Clark and finishes the season with a 5-12 overall record.

-Tietje stopped five shots for Smith and improves to 9-9 this season.

-Smith outshot Clark 23 to seven and held a 12 to four advantage in penalty corners.