Cougars Edged by Wheaton on Senior Day

Cougars Edged by Wheaton on Senior Day

THE BASCIS

-Score: Wheaton College 1, Clark University 0

-Records: Clark University (6-5-2, NEWMAC 1-3-2), Wheaton College (11-2-1, NEWMAC 5-1)

-Location: Worcester, Mass. (Granger Soccer Complex)

-The Lead: The Cougars of Clark University and the Lyons of Wheaton College battled for 90 minutes in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women's soccer action on Saturday afternoon. The Lyons took the final 1-0 victory. Prior to the game the Cougars recognized four seniors for their contributions to the women's soccer program: Emma Deneault (Holden, Mass.), Caitland Baxter (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.), Katherine Swierk (Saugus, Mass.) and Grace McElroy-Howard (Watertown, Mass.).

HOW IT HAPPENED

-After a scoreless first half of play the Lyons got on the board just 30 seconds into the second half as Noelle Perciballi (Fort Salonga, N.Y.) recovered a loose ball in the 18-yard box and fired one in past Clark goalkeeper, Julianna Christy (Plainville, Conn.) for the 1-0 lead.

-The Cougars almost tied the game with 12:50 to play in the game as freshman Janiah Lambert (Piscataway, NJ.) took a shot that brushed the crossbar.

-Clark kept the offensive pressure on and with under two minutes to play freshman Taylor Barbieri (Glastonbury, Conn.) fired a shot that was saved by Wheaton goalkeeper Leann Wolf (Santa Monica, Calif.).

-Deneault had the last scoring opportunity of the game and took a hard shot for the Cougars with just 10 seconds left on the clock, but the shot was stopped by Wolf and the Lyons took the ultimate 1-0 victory.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

-Wheaton held a 17-11 advantage in shots and a 10-1 advantage in corner kicks.

-Christy made nine saves in the loss for the Cougars and falls to 2-4-2 on the season.

-Wolf made nine saves for the Lyons and improves her record to 5-1 this season.

UP NEXT

-Clark hosts Wellesley College on Tuesday, October 17th for a 7:00 p.m. NEWMAC game.

-Wheaton is also in NEWMAC action on the same day as they host WPI at 4:00 p.m.

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