Clark Suffers Setback at MIT in NEWMAC Opener

Clark Suffers Setback at MIT in NEWMAC Opener

THE BASICS

-Score: MIT 90, Clark University 49

-Records: Clark (3-4, NEWMAC 0-1), MIT (4-3, NEWMAC 1-1)

-Location: Cambridge, Mass. (Rockwell Cage)

-The Lead: The Clark University women's basketball team fell to the Engineers of MIT in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action on Saturday afternoon. MIT was paced by senior guard Kara Holinski (Livonia, Mich.) who posted 16 points in the victory.

HOW IT HAPPENED

-The Engineers outscored the Cougars 24-12 over the first 10 minutes of play. The hosts shot 50% from beyond the arc (4-for-8) while senior Taylor V'Dovec (Blaine, Wash.) led with six points from two threes in the first stanza. Senior Maya Kerstetter (Northampton, Mass.) knocked in a three-pointer for the Cougars who went 1-for-2 from behind the arc and 5-for-6 from the free-throw line.

-Holinski added 12 points and senior Sophie Gershon (New York, N.Y.) added 11 points through the second and third quarters to lift MIT to a 75-33 lead heading into the final stanza.

-The Cougars edged MIT in scoring in the fourth quarter, 16-15. First year Camryn Richey (Upton, Mass.) came off the bench with five points for Clark in the final quarter and her classmate Virginia Benbow (Durham, Conn.) added four.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

-Richey led the Cougars in scoring with seven points. First year Emily Sifferlen (North Andover, Mass.) registered five points, a game-high four steals, and two assists while sophomore Hannah Favaloro (Blackstone, Mass.) hauled in seven rebounds for Clark.

-First-year Christina Antonakakis (Holmdel, N.J.) tallied 15 points, three assists, and three steals while Gershon posted 14 points and five rebounds. Junior Cindy Si (San Antonio, Texas) totaled 11 points, followed by 10 from V'Dovec.

-Sophomore Jocelyn Luizzi (Colchester, Conn.) grabbed a game-high eight rebounds as sophomore Kylie Gallagher (Upton, Mass.) produced seven rebounds and two blocks. Senior Kristen Ngan (Sudbury, Mass.) dished out a career and game-high six assists.

- MIT ended the day with advantages in rebounds (46-44), points in the paint (32-18), points off turnovers (39-13), second-chance points (15-7), and bench scoring (52-28).

UP NEXT

-Clark travels to Smith College for a NEWMAC game at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5th.

-MIT hosts WPI on the same day for a conference match-up at 7:00 p.m.