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Strong Third Quarter Wasn’t Enough to Take Down Clark

Strong Third Quarter Wasn’t Enough to Take Down Clark

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Field Hockey had their most prolific game yet, scoring three goals in the third quarter to tie it up after a 4-1 deficit. However, the visiting Clark Cougars put the game out of reach with late goals in the fourth, winning 7-4.  

Johnson & Wales: 1-6
Clark University: 5-2

Statistical Leaders:
Carden Maloney (CU): 3 goals
Abigail Carvinho (CU): 2 goals, 1 assist
Jillian Miele (JWU): 1 goal, 1 assist
Alaina Nardslico (JWU): 1 goal, 1 assist

Of Note:
Clark got on the board early, with a goal from Chase Collier in the fifth minute of the game. The Cougars added two more before the Wildcats fired back with a goal from Claire Decker, she was assisted by Alaina Nardslico.  Clark added another goal to bring the score to 4-1 at the half.

The Wildcats rallied in the third quarter, firing off three unanswered goals. Two minutes into the quarter McKayla Weaver picked a ball off the goal keeper's pads and found the back of the net, for her first goal of the season. JWU was able to capitalize on a fast break, when Heather Lind sent a pass cross cage for Jillian Miele to fire into the net. Miele also assisted on the next goal sending a ball to Alaina Nardslico for her to hit the back right corner. Bringing the score to 4-4 at the end of the quarter.

This was the most goals the Wildcats have scored in a game thus far this season. Unfortunately Clark secured the win by putting in three goals in the fourth quarter to take the victory 7-4.

The Wildcat goalkeepers faced 14 shots on net. Madison Flaxington made four saves in the first half of the game and Grace Pendergast finished the contest with four.

Up Next:
The Wildcats are back in action on Saturday, September 21 at 10 a.m. against Anna Maria College in Worcester, Mass.