Clark edges Field Hockey, 2-0

Alexis Keohane

LEICESTER, Mass. --- The Becker College field hockey team lost 2-0 to visiting Clark University on Thursday afternoon at Alumni Field on the Becker campus in Leicester.

September 27, 2018
Alumni Field, Leicester
Score: Clark 2, Becker 0
Records: Clark (6-3) | Becker (2-5)

Clark struck first in the tenth minute when sophomore forward Chase Collier (Lisbon, Maine / Lisbon) pounced on a deflected save off the Becker goalkeeper and put it in for her fifth goal of the season as the Cougars went ahead 1-0. That score would hold up going into halftime, with Clark enjoying a 7-2 advantage in shots.

Becker dominated possession for much of the second half, but couldn't put the combination together for a scoring play. In the 43rd minute, Clark junior midfielder Julia D'Antonio (Ramsey, N.J. / Ramsey) redirected a ball from the top of the circle and into the Becker goal. The 2-0 lead held up for the final score.

• Becker held a 12-11 advantage in shots.
• The Cougars likewise had an 8-6 edge in corners.
• Becker freshman goalkeeper Victoria Pilpel (Germantown, Md. / Seneca Valley) finished the day with two saves for the Hawks while Clark freshman goalkeeper Grace Sawyer (Windham, Maine / Windham) started the game and shutout the Hawks in the first half. Senior goalkeeper Dani Michaud (Providence, R.I. / Wheeler School) entered the game in the second half for Clark and finished with five saves.
• Becker freshman forward Emily Iacovelli (Northbridge, Mass. / Blackstone Valley Technical) had a team-high three shots while senior forward Olivia Barksdale (Fort Washington, Md. / Bishop O'Connell) had five attempts for Clark.
• Becker held Clark to just two goals for the first time in the past ten years of their annual matchup.

The Hawks are back on the field on Tuesday, October 2nd when they go on the road to play Elms College in a 7:00 p.m. matchup. The Cougars travel to Wellesley College on Saturday for their next contest, that coming at 11:00 a.m.

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