Clark Women’s Soccer had a close game on Saturday, heading into overtime with Emerson College after ending regulation play with a 1-1 tie. The Cougars held their own in overtime until Emerson scored off a corner kick with two minutes remaining, leaving Clark with a 2-1 loss. It was seniors Gabby Paolini, Nikki Feinberg, and Alex Easton’s last game with the team, an occasion that was celebrated prior to the game. Paolini ends her tenure as goalie feeling grateful for her experience as a Cougar and optimistic about her younger teammates. “”I couldn’t have been more proud to be a member of this team,” sad Paolini. “Even though our record didn’t show it, this team improved and will keep improving every day…The future of the program is bright.” Women’s soccer ends their season 2-14-2 overall and 0-9-1 in the NEWMAC.
After honoring seniors Zeke Farrell and Kyle Russo, Clark Men’s Soccer faced off against Wheaton College on Saturday in their last game of the season. Emerson scored three goals throughout the game, while the Cougars were only able to get on the scoreboard towards the end of the second half with a goal by Jack Stark (‘19). The game ended as a 3-1 loss, putting the Cougars at 6-10-1 overall and 1-6 in the NEWMAC. “The season didn’t necessarily end how we wanted to, but that gives us all the motivation to get to work in the offseason and come back stronger next year,” said Andrew Ayres (‘17).
Men’s Cross Country
Clark Men’s Cross Country sprinted into sixth place at Sunday’s 2015 NEWMAC Championships with Alex Hull (‘18) leading the charge with his 30th place finish in 27:35 and Rhys Duquette (‘17) coming in about half a minute later at 28:10. The championships marked the Cougars’ second-best finish in the last five years. Tim Conley (‘16) said, “I am really confident in our team as we approach our last race this season…I believe that this team’s energy and desire will carry us to a great final result.” The Cougars will race in the NCAA Regional Championships, their final race of the season, on Saturday, Nov. 14.
Women’s Cross Country
At the 2015 NEWMAC Championships on Sunday, Clark Women’s Cross Country finished in ninth place, making it their best finish in five seasons. Maddy Doyle (‘19) added another impressive finish to her season, running a 19:20 5K and earning 19th place, just missing all-conference honors. Doyle was also the Cougar’s first top 20 finisher in the championships since 2011. Kristen Glennie (‘18) followed shortly behind Doyle, finishing in 20:07.
Cate Huynen (‘16) is happy with how the season has progressed. “The women’s team had a great season with most of our girls running their best times ever,” she said. “We all stepped up our performance for the NEWMAC race on November 1st, and ranked a place higher than we did last year.” The Cougars will run their final race of the season in two weeks at the NCAA Regional Championships.
Clark Field Hockey had a disappointing end to their season this past Saturday with a 5-1 loss to Smith College. The Cougars’ last game of the season was reminiscent of their recent 5-2 loss to Wellesley; in both games, the opposing team’s five goals went unanswered until the end of the second half, at which point it was too late to make a full comeback, despite a visible ramp-up in Clark’s intensity. Before the game, senior defender Maria Manning and senior goalie Christine Tinsman were honored for their four-year contribution to the team. Reflecting on her Clark athletic career, Manning said, “I think the end came faster than I ever expected…I will never forget my experiences with the team.” The Cougars end their season 5-12 overall and 1-7 in the NEWMAC.
Clark Women’s Swimming and Diving triumphantly defeated Babson College 139-73 on Saturday 139-73. Karina Urquhart (‘17) won both the 1,000-yard and the 500-yard freestyle, Niki Lew (‘17) won the 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard breaststroke, and Kelsey Clary (‘16) won the 50-yard freestyle. Their next meet will be on Saturday, Nov. 14 at home against Bridgewater State.
Clark Men’s Swimming and Diving lost to Babson College on Saturday 141-90. They only won one event: the 200-yard freestyle, as Dylan Schrama (‘19), Julian Ortega (‘19), Vlad Kiveliyk (‘17), and Lukas Leung (‘16) posted a time of 1:33.18. Their next meet is Saturday, Nov. 14 at home against Bridgewater State.