Northampton, Mass. – Host Smith College secured the second seed in the upcoming New England Women's And Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) field hockey tournament with a 2-1 win over Clark University on Saturday afternoon.
The loss for the Scarlet and White ends their first season under head coach Callie Lekas and sees the careers of Julia Baud (Utrecht, Netherlands), Olivia Cotton (Northampton, Mass.), Lauren Mackey (Dublin, N.H.) and Alyssa Williams (New Sharon, Maine) come to an end.
Score: Smith College 2, Clark University 1
Records: Clark University 5-13 (0-8 NEWMAC); Smith College 10-8 (6-2 NEWMAC)
Location: Smith Field Hockey Field, Northampton, Mass.
How It Happened:
All the scoring actually happened in the first 15 minutes of action. The Pioneers struck first less than two minutes into the contest when Caroline Labriola connected with Julia Hamilton for her fourth goal of the year at the 1:37 mark.
That leaded doubled a little less than 12 minutes later when Elise Odhiambo banged home an unassisted tally at 13:07 for her seventh score of her senior season.
Clark sliced that advantage in half almost immediately when Olivia Barksdale (Fort Washington, Md.) recorded her 25th career score and her team-leading 12th of the season.
Dani Michaud (Providence, R.I.) finished with eight saves in between the pipes for the Cougars.