Framingham, Mass. – Senior striker Kara Fischer (Belmont, Mass.) scored a pair of goals and visiting Clark University knocked off Framingham State in non-league women's soccer action on Saturday morning at Maple Street Field.
Score: Clark 2, Framingham State 1
Records: Clark 2-0-0, Framingham State 0-1-0
Location: Maple Street Field, Framingham, Mass.
How It Happened:
Fischer headed home a rebound off of a shot by Eliza Meltzer (Framingham, Mass.) in the 23rd minute to give the Cougars an early 1-0 lead. Fischer then doubled the Scarlet and White edge when she found the back of the net on a free kick after a foul from 25 yards out in the 63rd minute.
Meltzer, playing in just her second career contest after missing her entire freshman campaign with an injury, returned to her hometown and collected her first collegiate point when her shot forced a diving save by Keyonzia Gagne-Lamoreux (East Brookfield, Mass.) and Fischer was able to score her first of the season.
Freshman netminder Julianna Christy (Plainville, Conn.) was spectacular in goal, turning aside ten shots to earn her second career victory.
Fischer, who scored just two goal in her first two seasons, now has eight goals in her last 20 contests including the two she recorded today.
"I am really pleased with today's effort," said Clark head coach Brie Smith. "Just about everyone got minutes today and some of our best minutes came from our bench. Our newcomers really proved they can compete in a high intensity and physical contest."
What Else Happened?:
The Rams cut Clark's lead in half in the 83rd minute when Jana Paecht scored on a breakaway and they had a couple more chances to tie the game but the Cougar defense held strong to secure the win.
News & Notes:
The win for the Scarlet and White snaps a two-game losing streak to the Rams and have now gone 3-3 against the Black and Gold in their six meetings since 2011.
Clark is 2-0 for the first time since the start of the 2003 season and have equaled their win total from each of the last two seasons.
The Cougars will be back in action on Tuesday when they face Newbury College at Pine Manor College at 3:00 p.m.