Clark Women’s Soccer fell short to Mount Holyoke on Oct. 6 in what was a gripping game throughout. Clark’s offense was firing on all cylinders, as the Cougars logged 18 shots and 9 shots on goal during the game. It came down to which team got a break, and Mount Holyoke, after struggling to penetrate the Cougar defense almost all game, broke through with a goal in the 82nd minute. Clark had little time to respond and the Paws secured the 1-0 victory. Clark will look to reclaim its home turf on Oct. 17 against Babson.
Clark Men’s Soccer continues to play strong defense, but is struggling to respond when teams eventually sneak goals by them. The team battled tight with Springfield College for the majority of the game on Oct. 3, but only recorded two shots on goal. One of the shots found the net in the 30th minute, thanks to a top-tier finish by Alberto Polo-Herrera (‘18) off an assist from Tim Rovnak (‘17). However, the team did not muster up the firepower to respond when Springfield was able to score two goals in the last third of the game, tallying the final score to 3-1. The team will return home this Saturday, Oct. 10 to play tough inner-conference foe Babson.
It was a day full of smiles for the women’s tennis team on Oct. 6 as the team celebrated its Senior Day, or last home game, with a 6-3 victory against conference opponent Smith. The team is 2-5 in the conference and plays its last conference game at Wheaton on Oct. 10. They will need to win this game and for Springfield College to lose their last conference game in order to make it into the NEWMAC tournament.
Men’s Cross Country
Last week the men’s cross country team had three runners finish in the top 20 during Saturday’s Worcester City Championships at Moore State Park. The team ultimately came in second at the event. Alex Hull (‘18), who has showed considerable promise this season already, was the first cougar to cross the finish line, with a time of 27:59. He was followed by John Allard (‘16) at 28:38 and Rhys Duquette (‘17) at 29:35. Seamus O’Connor (‘16) and Ryan Van Dine (‘18) also placed, with O’Connor in 23rd and Van Dine in 27th. “The team has improved a lot this season, and that showed at this meet,” says Chris Najimy (‘19). Men’s cross country will be at the James Earley Invitational at Westfield State on Saturday, Oct. 10
Women’s Cross Country
Top Clark runners Kristen Glennie (‘18) and Maddy Doyle (‘19) finished a tenth of a second apart in the Worcester City Championships on Sept. 26, exemplifying the rapid improvement of Doyle and as she finishes closer to top runner Glennie every race. The team took third place in the race of six Worcester colleges, thanks to strong performances from Clark’s top seven runners. Rachel Donnelly-Cokinos (‘18) finished fourth in what was her first race of the season. The team will race next on Oct. 10 in the James Earley Invitational.
Clark Field Hockey triumphed 2-1 over a formidable WPI squad on Oct. 6. It was Olivia Barksdale (‘19) coming through again for the Cougars with a goal in the 58th minute to put Clark up one, a lead they would maintain that lead for the rest of the game. The team is currently at 5-6 for the year and 1-2 in the conference. They will look to get another win in the conference at home against Wheaton on Oct. 17.
Clark Volleyball went up against tough competition on Oct. 6 as they lost in three sets to Springfield College, two of which came down to the last few points. The defeat gave the team only their second loss in the conference. Clark is currently 4-2 in the conference and 13-4 overall. The team will play its next home game on Oct. 20 against Wheaton College as they look to add to the win column in their conference record.