-Score: Smith College 6, Clark University 0
-Records: Clark (7-12, NEWMAC 0-9), Smith (12-7, NEWMAC 6-3)
-Location: Northampton, Mass.
-The Lead: The Clark University field hockey team suffered a loss to the Pioneers of Smith College in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action at home on the road Saturday afternoon in their season finale.
HOW IT HAPPENED
-The Pioneers of Smith College got on the board first in the 12th minute when senior Alex Lacrosse (Warwick, RI) finished a pass from junior teammate Anna Ballou (Deerfield, Mass). (1-0)
-In the 30th minute Smith was able to tally again when senior Beatrice Chaudoin (Millersville, Md) was able to find a crease behind Clark's senior goalkeeper Dani Michaud (Providence, R.I.). Less than a minute later the Pioneer's junior Morgan Handwerger (Lancaster, Pa) found the back of the goal off a pass from teammate senior Emily Biggs (Northampton, Mass). (3-0)
-At the 61st minute mark, Clark was able to find their offense when senior Olivia Barksdale (Fort Washington, Md.) was able to put a shot on net which was saved by Smith's first year keeper Channy Cornell (Arlington, Tex). Clark's first year Hailey Parsons (Naples, Maine) was able to corral the rebound and put another shot on target which was stopped by Cornell.
-The Pioneer's Lacrosse added on two more goals in the second half, and in the 66th minute junior Maddie Ryan (Scituate, Mass) was able to tally what was the last score of the game to give the Pioneers the 6-0 victory.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
-The Pioneers of Smith College outshot The Clark University Cougars 19-6 (9-3 on goal).
-Clark's Michaud made 9 saves in the game and fell to 5-8 on the season.
-Smith's Cornell made 3 saves on the day and improved to 11-7 on the year.
-Smith was awarded 11 penalty corners while Clark was awarded just 6.