Worcester, Mass. – Playing in a driving rain for a large portion of the first half, Clark University dropped a hard-fought 1-0 decision to Wheaton College in New England Women's And Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women's soccer action on Saturday afternoon.
Score: Wheaton College 1, Clark University 0
Records: Wheaton College 12-6 (4-4 NEWMAC); Clark University 8-7-1 (2-6 NEWMAC)
Location: Granger Soccer Turf, Worcester, Mass.
How It Happened:
The visiting Lyons got all the offense they would need when Megan Healy (Huntington, N.Y.) went on the attack inside the box and sent a pass to the front of the goal mouth. That pass found a sliding Kaylee Sye (Acton, Mass.), who got inside of her defender and was able to nudge the ball past a diving Julianna Christy (Plainville, Conn.) for the game's lone score just 7:16 into the contest.
Inside The Numbers:
The stats ended up being pretty even as Wheaton held a slight 8-5 edge in shots, while all five corner kicks – three from Clark – came in the second half.
Leann Wolf (Santa Maria, Calif.) made four saves in goal for the visitors, while Christy stopped two shots for the Scarlet and White.
"Haley and Kara, words cannot convey how much you will be missed," said Clark University head coach Brie Smith. "We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your hard work and commitment to this program."
Clark will play its final home contest of the season on Tuesday when they welcome league rival WPI, while the Lyons visit Babson.