Worcester, Mass. – Clark University erupted for six first half goals enroute to a convincing 7-1 win over Daniel Webster on Tuesday evening in non-conference field hockey action.
The win for the Scarlet and White snaps a brief two game losing streak, while the Eagles remain in search of their first victory since late October 2013.
Score: Clark University 7, Daniel Webster 1
Records: Clark University 4-3, Daniel Webster 0-4
Location: Granger Turf Field, Worcester, Mass.
How It Happened:
Both Olivia Barksdale (Fort Washington, Md.) and Lauren Mackey (Dublin, N.H.) each had a pair of goals in the first half as the Cougars jumped on their visitors from the Granite State early.
Barksdale rattled the back of the cage twice in the first eight minutes to put Clark ahead. That was followed by consecutive goals by Mackey less than a minute apart to give the hosts a commanding lead less than 12 minutes into the contest.
After recording her first collegiate point on Mackey's first strike, freshman Mikayla Pantano (East Bridgewater, Mass.) got on the board herself with help from classmate Julia D'Antonio (Ramsey, N.J.) in the 16th minute of action.
The Scarlet and White closed out the first half scoring when Liz Grady (Worcester, Mass.) notched her second marker of the season at 17:01.
Down 6-0, the Eagles finally broke through when Madison Platte (Manchester, N.H.) connected with Alycia Sandella in the 44th minute.
Clark answered back, wrapping up the scoring when Alyssa Williams (New Sharon, Maine) sent a perfect ball through to Haley Mahan (Bedford, N.H.), who deposited it in the back of the goal for her second of the year.
News You Need:
The Cougars held a 27-5 edge in shots and a 9-3 advantage in penalty corners. Both Barksdale (6) and Mahan (7) actually had more shots as individuals than the Eagles had as a team.
Clark, which started the season with a heavy home schedule will now hit the road for their next three contests beginning with next Tuesday's visit to Elms College. Daniel Webster, meanwhile, returns to action on Friday when they visit Wheelock.