Men's Soccer Downs Babson in NEWMAC Overtime Thriller

Men's Soccer Downs Babson in NEWMAC Overtime Thriller


-Score: Clark University 2, Babson 1

-Records: Clark (8-5-3, NEWMAC 3-2-1), Babson (8-8-0, NEMAC 2-4-0)

-Location: Babson Park, Mass. (Hartwell-Rogers Field)

-The Lead: Sophomore Jonathan Guilherme (Oxford, Conn.) scored in the 98th minute to help visiting Clark University defeat Babson College in overtime, 2-1, in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men's soccer action on Saturday afternoon at Hartwell-Rogers Field.


-After senior goalkeeper James Takami (Kenmore, Wash.) made a fingertip save on a header by Clark sophomore Evan Jurkowski (Ludlow, Mass.) in the opening minutes, the Green and White jumped on top 1-0 on Chris Czarnecki's (Baltimore, Md.) seventh tally of the fall. Noah Parker (Hampden, Maine) hit sophomore Youcef Ziad (Holbrook, Mass.) in the right side of the box and he followed with a chip pass for Czarnecki, who blasted a shot past Clark goalkeeper Connor Maguire (Dunstable, Mass.) in the eighth minute.

-The Cougars were dangerous offensively for much of the match, but sophomore Sean Munroe (Silver Spring, Md.) and first-year Alex Nicholson (Barrington, R.I.) failed to put away first-half opportunities from close range, while Munroe hit the crossbar from the top of the box in the 42nd minute. Clark found the equalizer in the 65th minute though, as sophomore Charlie Lane (Southborough, Mass.) gained possession of the ball in the midfield and hit a 30-yard rocket that snuck inside the right post.

-Maguire made a pair of big saves on Ziad in the second half, which included charging off his line to get a hand on a chip shot from the right side of the box in the 67th minute. Takami was equally as good for the Beavers, racing out near the top of the box to make a kick save on a shot by Munroe in the 74th minute.

-Clark put the game away in the eighth minute of extra time on Guilherme's second marker of the season. A long throw in along the left sideline bounced through the box and he ripped a shot from just outside the right edge six-yard box inside the near post.


-The Cougars finished with a 17-13 edge in shots and an 11-4 advantage in corner kicks, which included an 11-1 bulge over the final 45 minutes.

-Maguire made seven saves in the victory for Clark while Tamaki made four saves in the loss for the Beavers.


-Babson returns to action on Tuesday when it travels to Bridgewater State at 7 p.m., while Clark visits Framingham State on Wednesday at 4 p.m.

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