Worcester, Mass. – Emma Deneault (Holden, Mass.) found the perfect time to register her first collegiate goal and it stood up as Clark University topped New England Women's And Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) rival Coast Guard 1-0 in women's soccer action on Saturday afternoon.
Score: Clark University 1, Coast Guard 0
Records: Clark University 6-1-1, 1-1-0 NEWMAC, Coast Guard 3-3-2, 0-1-1 NEWMAC
Location: Granger Soccer Turf, Worcester, Mass.
How It Happened:
The Cougars got all the scoring they would need in the 28th minute when freshman Hannah Crook (Darnestown, Md.) sent a corner kick into the box that Deneault was able to head home at 27:23.
Clark was close to doubling their lead late in the first half when Kara Fischer (Belmont, Mass.) broke free from the Bear defense and around Coast Guard netminder Rachel Boohar (Oxford, Pa.). The shot she fired, however, banged off the post and came right out to Alyssa Moreau (Huntington, Mass.), who had her shot denied by a Coast Guard defender.
Coast Guard actually looked like they would get on the board first when Katie Clark (Sacramento, Calif.) got behind the Clark defense but her shot from the right flank clanged off the post in the seventh minute.
Woman Of The Match:
Julianna Christy (Plainville, Conn.) has stepped into the goalkeeper's role and flourished and today was no exception. She only need to make two stops to secure her fourth shutout in her first eight collegiate starts and hasn't allowed a goal 185:30 of game action.
"We are obviously thrilled to earn our first conference win of the season," said Clark head coach Brie Smith. "To have our junior captain score her first collegiate goal in what I feel is probably the most important game of her career to date was prett fantastic. We've been harping on finishing our chances, especially corner kicks. Its nice to finally see the fruits of our labor."
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The Cougars held a 14-7 edge in shots and a 7-1 advantage in corner kicks. Meanwhile, Boohar made seven stops in her 90 minutes in between the pipes.
The Cougars are back in action on Tuesday when they play host to Elms College. First touch is slated for 7:00 p.m.