Worcester, Mass. – Visiting Husson University scored three first half goal and never looked back, racing to an eventual 4-2 win over Clark University in non-league field hockey action on Tuesday afternoon.
Score: Husson University 4, Clark University 2
Records: Clark University 5-9; Husson University 5-5
Location: Granger Turf Field, Worcester, Mass.
How It Happened:
The Eagles kicked off the scoring early when Lauren Russell (Saco, Maine) picked up the ball at midfield and dribbled through the Clark defense and sent a blast past Dani Michaud (Providence, R.I.) that banged the back of the cage just 2:48 into the contest.
Husson was back at it when Libby Kain (Dexter, Mass.) sent a ball into the circle from the right side to Kerianne Downing (Dedham, Mass.) who slipped her shot by Michaud, doubling the visitors lead at 10:29.
Clark answered back when Lauren Mackey (Dublin, N.H.) took a feed from Julia Baud (Utrecht, Netherlands) and beat Eagle netminder Anne Marie Provenchal (Skowhegan, Maine) for her ninth goal of the season and the 40th of her career a little more than four minutes later at 14:48.
The Eagles pushed their lead back to two when they stopped a Clark corner and made an end-to-end rush with Libby Kain sending a ball to Elizabeth Terry (Lebanon, Maine) who made a move around Michaud on the right side and tucked her first marker of the season into the lower left corner at 23:48.
Ahead 3-1 to begin the second half, Husson tacked on another goal when Taylor Lovely (Newport, Maine) sent a ball through traffic to Russell who tapped the ball into a wide open cage.
The game's final goal came after time expired on a Clark penalty corner when Haley Mahan (Bedford, N.H.) deflected an Alyssa Williams (New Sharon, Maine) past Provenchal.
Inside The Numbers:
The game was played pretty evenly despite the result with the Eagles holding a 15-10 edge in shots and a slight 9-7 advantage in penalty corners.
Libby Kain finished with two goals for Husson, while Russell registered a pair of goals sending her team-leading total to nine.
Clark is off until Saturday when they return to NEWMAC action with a road trip to Wheaton. The Eagles, meanwhile, are also back in action on Saturday when they host New England College.