Women's Soccer Blanked 2-0 by City-Rival Clark

Suzanne Najem

Clark 2, WPI  0

Box Score           

Worcester, MA --- Clark got goals from senior Lauren King (Piscataway, N.J.) and sophomore Rachel Minsky (Bronx, N.Y.) en route to their third straight win - a 2-0 victory over cross-town rival WPI in NEWMAC women's soccer action on Saturday afternoon. 

The win improves the Cougars to 6-4 overall, while the Engineers slip to 4-7. 

King put the hosts on the board first when she headed home her first goal of the season off of a corner kick by senior Charlotte Bowman (Peterborough, NH) in the 36th minute. The assist for Bowman is her fourth helper in the last three games. 

WPI, meanwhile, had their best scoring chance of the match go by in the waning minutes of the first half when sophomore Suzanne Najem (Derry, NH) fired a shot from just outside the box that sailed high over the crossbar.  Junior Kristen Garza (Kingston, MA) registered WPI's other shot on the day

Clark tacked on an insurance tally midway through the second half when sophomore Molly Meehan (Scotch Plains, NJ) sent a pass across the box that Minsky pushed past WPI netminder Ally Stoyle (Pembroke, MA) for her first collegiate goal. 

Clark held a sizable advantage in shots (13-2) and a 7-2 edge in corner kicks.

Stoyle turned away four shots between the pipes for the Engineers, while Cougar keeper Joanna Clark (Windham, ME) didn't need to make any stops to record her 15th career shutout. 

Both teams return to action on Tuesday when the Cougars visit Springfield and WPI hosts Wheaton.

Release Courtesy Clark Sports Information