Cougars get early lead to defeat Wildcats

Cougars get early lead to defeat Wildcats

THE BASICS

-Score: Clark University 7, Johnson & Wales University 4

-Records: Clark University (5-2-0), Johnson & Wales University (Providence) (1-6-0)

-Location: Providence, RI (Scotts Miracle-Gro Athletics Complex)

- The Lead: With an early lead the Cougars were able to top the Johnson & Wales University Wildcats. 

HOW IT HAPPENED

-The Cougars got on top early needing only 5 minutes to score their first goal from junior, Chase Collier (Lisbon, Mass.). Collier was able to grab the unassisted goal. The Cougars would continue to strike hard and scored three more goal before half time. The second and third goals were both deflections in front of the net and came from the sticks of junior Carden Maloney (Worcester, Mass.) and freshman Abigail Cravinho (Bellow Falls, VT). The goals were assisted by sophomore Emma Boland (Redding, Conn.) and freshman Kerry Lefebvre (Freeport, Maine).  The last goal of the half came from freshman Abigail Cravinho (Bellow Falls, VT) and was assisted by junior Chase Collier (Lisbon, Mass.). This would count as Cravinho's fourth goal of the season and her second on the night.

-The third period fell to the favor of the Wildcats and they were able to score three goals to bring the score back to 4-4. But the Cougars came out in the fourth and took back the lead and answered with three goals of their own. In the 50th minute, junior Chase Collier (Lisbon, Mass.) would get her second goal of the night and her fifth point when she tapped in a pass from Abigail Cravinho (Bellow Falls, VT). It was only two minutes later that Carden Maloney (Worcester, Mass.) added to the Cougars' lead scoring her second goal on the night. The final goal of the night also came from the stick of Carden Maloney (Worcester, Mass.) when she was able to take a hard shot from outside circle. This would leave Maloney with six unassisted points and seven shots in the game.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

-The Cougars and the Wildcats tied in shots, each having 19 on the game. Both Cougar goalies saw action in the match with junior, Katie Crowley (Bolton, Mass.) saving one shot and sophomore Grace Sawyer (Windham, Maine) saving nine shots.

-Clark was able to slightly edge the Wildcats in penalty corners 11-10 and led in fouls 43-29.

UP NEXT

- The Cougars are back in action on Saturday, September 21 as they travel to Mount Holyoke for their first conference game of the season. The game is set to start at 1 PM. The Wildcats are back in action as they travel to Worcester, Mass. on Saturday, September 21 for a 10 AM start against Anna Maria College.