Barksdale Buries 50th Career Goal in 6-1 Victory Over Corsairs

Barksdale Buries 50th Career Goal in 6-1 Victory Over Corsairs


-Score: Clark University 6, UMass.-Dartmouth 1

-Records: Clark (7-7), UMass-Dartmouth (2-12)

-Location: Worcester, Mass. (Granger Field)

-The Lead: The Clark University field hockey team ran to a 6-1 victory over the Corsairs of UMass-Dartmouth on Saturday morning. Five Cougars added goals in the victory while senior Olivia Barksdale (Fort Washington, Md.) led with two goals and tallied her 50th career goal.


-The Cougars got on the board first just 3:40 into play. Sophomore Chase Collier (Lisbon, Maine) carried the ball up the right side and crossed the ball to stroke where junior Mikayla Pantano (East Bridgewater, Mass.) was to one time it around the Corsairs goalkeeper, Ariel St. Germaine (Wareham, Mass.), for the 1-0 lead. Clark would hold onto this lead to take into the halftime break.

-The Corairs tied the game just over two minutes into the second half. Sophomore Brittany Perry (North Dighton, Mass.) tallied her third goal of the season off a rebound of a shot that was initially saved by Clark goalkeeper, Dani Michaud (Providence, R.I.) (1-1).

-The hosts regained the lead in the 43rd minute when they capitalized on a penalty corner. Sophomore Cheyanne Zappala (Laconia, N.H.) fired a ball into the circle and her classmate Carden Maloney (Worcester, Mass.) got her stick on it to deflect it up and over St. Germaine (2-1).

-Seven minutes later the Cougars added an insurance goal when senior Barksdale picked up a pass from sophomore Anna Joyce (Hopkinton, Mass.) and pushed it to the back of the net for her team leading 17th goal of the season (3-1).

-Clark kept the pressure on and put a fourth goal on the board less than three minutes later. Barksdale found Joyce on the post who snuck the ball under Germaine for the 4-1 advantage.

-The Cougars rallied off two more goals in the 65th minute of play. Barksdale knocked home her 18th goal of the season and her 50th career goal (5-1) with 4:57 on the clock.  Freshman Kimberlie Asseng (Deerfield, Mass.) tallied the 6th and final goal of the game just 49 seconds later (6-1).


-Clark outshot the Corsairs 22-16, while the visitors held a slight advantage in shots on goal 13-11.

-Michaud made 11 saves in the victory and improves to 5-5 on the season.

-St. Germaine made five saves in the setback and drops to 0-1 on the seaon.

-The Cougars were awarded five penalty corner while the Corsairs were awarded 11.


-Clark is back at home on Tuesday, October 16th when they host Springfield College in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference action at 7:00 p.m.

-UMass-Dartmouth travels to Bridgewater State University on Wednesday, October 17th for a 7:00 p.m. contest.

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