Worcester, MA --- Junior Mary-Lee Barboza (Rochester, MA) scored two goals and sophomore goalkeeper Lauren Puishys (Oxford, MA) stopped four shots as WPI delivered head field hockey coach Lisa Moreau her 100th career collegiate victory in a 3-0 NEWMAC triumph over Clark on Tuesday night at Alumni Field.
Moreau, currently in her seventh year at WPI, now sports a 58-55 ledger on the Engineer sideline and, along with a five-year mark of 42-36-4 at Fitchburg State, now has an overall record of 100-97-4.
The Engineers (5-6, 1-3 NEWMAC) snapped a four-game drought against Clark (7-5, 0-3 NEWMAC) with the last WPI win coming via a 1-0 stroke-off decision on October 4, 2008.
The Engineers held a 1-0 advantage at the break courtesy of a goal late in the opening half by Barboza as she sent home a feed from sophomore Grace Davis (Sandwich, MA) for her third of the year.at 31:32. The Engineers doubled up the Cougars 8-4 on shots and were awarded all five penalty corners in the opening half.
With 22:06 showing on the scoreboard in the second half, sophomore Amy Misera (Hunt Valley, MD) notched her fourth goal of the season off a dish from junior Nicole Holmes (Plymouth, MA). At the 63:19 mark, Barboza netted an unassisted marker for her second of the contest and fourth of the year. The hosts held a slim 6-5 advantage on penalty corners and outshot the Cougars 6-3 in the frame.
Clark junior Kiah Murphy (Westport, M A), senior Erin O'Neil (Willington, CT) and rookie Lauren Mackey (Dublin, NH) each took a pair of shots while sophomore Maria Manning (Manchester, NH) was credited with one.
Puishys improved to 2-4 while Clark sophomore Christine Tinsman (Prairie Village, KS) moved to 6-4 following a six save evening.
Both squads return to NEWMAC action on Saturday at noon against nationally-ranked teams. The Engineers head to No. 14 Wellesley while the Cougars travel to No. 18 MIT.
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