-Score: Mount Holyoke College 7, Clark University 3
-Records: Clark (4-1, NEWMAC 0-1), Mount Holyoke (3-2, NEWMAC 1-0)
-Location: Worcester, Mass. (Granger Field)
-The Lead: The Clark University field hockey team fell to the Lyons of Mount Holyoke College on Saturday afternoon in their opening New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference contest of the 2018 season.
HOW IT HAPPENED
-The Lyons jumped out to an early 3-0 lead over Clark in the first half. First years Kass Lawrence (Holyoke, Mass.) and Kylie Brooks (Oceanside, Calif.) along with senior and Liz Delorme (Florence, Mass.) posted back-to-back goals at the 7:58, 12:46 and 14:47 marks respectively (3-0).
-With 14 minutes on the clock sophomore Chase Collier (Lisbon, Maine) found her classmate Anna Joyce (Hopkinton, Mass.) in the circle and Joyce tipped the ball across the front of the net to senior Olivia Barksdale (Fort Washington, Md.) who swept the ball in to bring the Cougars within two, 3-1.
-Mount Holyoke kicked off the second half with a goal just six minutes in. The Lyons were awarded a penalty corner and freshman Abby Baldwin (Florence, Mass.) was able to find space behind Clark net minder, Dani Michaud (Providence, R.I.) for the 4-1 go-ahead. Two minutes later the Lyons struck again, this time on an unassisted tally by freshman Margaret Robb (Summit, N.J.) (5-1).
-The Cougars responded quickly as they carried the ball into the Lyon's defensive end and Barksdale was able to slip the ball behind junior goalkeeper, Morgan Turner (Chester, N.J.) to bring the Cougars within three with 27 minutes to play (5-2).
-Clark worked off the momentum of their second goal with a third tally at the 10 minute mark. Barksdale dished the ball to Collier who knocked in her second goal of the season (5-3).
-The Lyons responded within less than a minute with a goal from sophomore Mirei Golding-Powers (San Francisco, Calif.) (6-3) and finished out the day with another tally from Brooks for the final 7-3 victory.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
-Mount Holyoke outshot Clark 33-19 and 26-13 for shots on goal.
-Michaud made 17 saves in the setback and falls to 4-1 this season.
-Turner played 53 minutes in net for the Lyons and made seven stops. She improves to 3-2 this season. Emilie Warren checked in for the final 17 minutes of played and made three saves for the visitors.
-Mount Holyoke was awarded four penalty corners while Clark was awarded three.
-Clark travels to Elms College on Tuesday, September 18th for an out of conference game at 7:00 p.m.
-Mount Holyoke also plays out of conference on Sunday, September 16th as they travel to Thomas (Maine) for an 11:00 a.m. contest.