Four First Half Goals Propel Clark Over Mountaineers, 6-0

Four First Half Goals Propel Clark Over Mountaineers, 6-0

THE BASICS:

-Score: Clark University 6, Southern Vermont University 0

-Records: Clark (2-0), Southern Vermont (0-2-1)

-Location: Worcester, Mass. (Granger Field)

-The Lead: The Clark University women's soccer team had six different players add goals in a 6-0 victory over non-conference foe Southern Vermont University on Tuesday evening. Four goals were scored in the first 45 minutes of play to propel the Cougars to their first shutout of the season.

HOW IT HAPPENED

FIRST HALF

-The Cougars hopped on the board 14 minutes into the half when sophomore Inonge Kaloustian (Bowie, Md.) wound up for a shot at the top of the box and launched the ball over the fingertips of the Mountaineer's goalkeeper, Taylor Jarosz (Troy, N.Y.), to the top right corner, for the 1-0 lead.

-Just under 10 minutes later freshman Caroline Wang (Rockville, Md.) ripped a shot that was deflected off of Jarosz's shins onto the feet of sophomore Abby Souza (Hope, R.I.). Souza collected the ball and knocked it in past Jarosz for the 2-0 advantage.

-The third Clark goal was put in by Wang less than a minute after Souza's goal. Wang sent a strong shot that Jarosza launched her body in front of but the power of the shot took over and the ball fell over the keeper's legs for the 3-0 lead.

-Before the end of the half the Cougars were able to secure one more goal. Freshman Mia Advocate (Merrick, N.Y.) came across the Mountaineer's defensive box and scooped up the ball from a defender. She crossed the ball to junior Maya Mashkuri (Montpelier, Vt.) who finished on the left post (4-0).

SECOND HALF

-Advocate tallied her second goal of the season in the 67th minute of play after Jorosz made a save on a shot by Sara Conroy (Clifton Park, N.Y.) to give Clark the 5-0 lead.

-With under four minutes to play Mashkuri crossed the ball to sophomore Taylor Barbieri (Glastonbury, Conn.) who slipped the ball into the left corner for the 6-0 final victory.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

-Clark outshot the Mountaineers 51-0 and put 29 shots on goal.

-Alison Carroll (Douglas, Mass.) played all 90 minutes in net for Clark and recorded the shutout to improve to 2-0 on the season.

-Jarosz played 61:28 for Southern Vermont and made 17 saves in net. She falls to 0-1 this season. Danielle Biggers (Broadalbin, N.Y.) came in to play 28:32 and recorded six saves.

-Clark was awarded 13 corner kicks.

QUOTE FROM COACH BRIE SMITH

"Another great team effort.  It was nice to see us moving the ball with more confidence tonight.  We created a lot of chances and looked more dynamic in the final third. I was happy that we had 6 different players earn points tonight, and of course a nice shutout for Ali.  I look forward to seeing us continue to improve each time we step on the field".

UP NEXT

-Clark hosts Endicott College on Thursday, September 6th at 7:00 p.m. at Granger Field.

-Southern Vermont hosts Mount Holyoke on Saturday, September 8th at 7:00 p.m. (Applejack Stadium, Manchester, Vt.)

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