Sports Recap

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Men’s Basketball

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After their rousing victory over Worcester State to open the season, the Cougars traveled to Fitchburg State to take on the Falcons. The game was close throughout, and was tied in the final minute of regulation before Luca McCormick (‘19) hit a jump shot to put the Cougars up by two. Fitchburg State responded with a layup to send the game into overtime, during which the Falcons eventually won 84-77. They will play their next game on Friday Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. against Endicott College in the Herb Kenny Tip-Off Tournament.

 


 

Women’s Basketball

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Clark Women’s Basketball season started with a bang, as they had three games in their first week. They started with a nail-biting victory over Worcester State, 58-56. The Cougars led for most of the game and iced it at the end by going 9-12 from the free throw line in the final five minutes. The game sent them to the finals of the Worcester City Tournament, which they lost to WPI 53-37. The team was able to rally back and defeat Fitchburg State on Tuesday by the score of 76-31. Their next home game is Friday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. versus Connecticut College.

 


 

Women’s Cross Country

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Clark Women’s Cross Country finished their season with a 28th place team finish at the NCAA New England Regional Championship on Saturday, Nov. 14. The Cougars saw four runners earn a top 200 spot, with Kristen Glennie (‘18) coming in 116th place with a time of 23:53. Maddy Dolye (‘19) and Liza French (‘19) were the next two finishers for Clark, with times of 24:06 (127th place) and 24:57 (189th place), respectively. Sneaking into the top 200 with an 198th place finish, Rachel Donnelly-Cokinos (‘18) took the last spot in the foursome. Emily Monahan-Morang (‘18) was the last Clark runner to score at the event, coming in 294th place.

 


 

Men’s Cross Country

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Clark Men’s Cross Country’s season ended with a 37th place team finish at the NCAA New England Regional Championship on Saturday, Nov. 14. Alex Hull (‘18) finished first for the Cougars with a time of 27:40, landing him in 168th place. Rhys Duquette (‘17) and Seamus O’Connor (‘16) ran through the finish line shortly thereafter into 189th place (27:56) and 194th place (28:01), respectively. Co-captains John Allard (‘16) and Tim Conley (‘16) were Clark’s last two finishers, with Allard coming in at 28:28 (223th place) and Conley following at 28:39 (237th place).

 


 

Women’s Swimming & Diving

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Clark Women’s Swimming & Diving dominated Bridgewater State on Saturday, Nov. 14 with a 139-93 win at home. Karina Urquhart (’17) finished first in the 100-yard backstroke, the 200-yard backstroke, and the 400-yard IM, giving her a career-high three wins. Kelsey Clary (’16) and Quinn Mitchell (’19) also won multiple events. Clary came in first in the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard freestyle, while Mitchell prevailed in the 200-yard butterfly and the 100-yard freestyle. The Cougars also finished first in the 200-yard freestyle relay, with a team made up of Mitchell, Jenna Harrison-Peters (’18), Niki Lew (’17), and Amelia Muratori (’19).

 


 

Men’s Swimming & Diving

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Clark Men’s Swimming & Diving triumphed at home over Bridgewater State on Saturday, Nov. 14, 183-103. Lukas Leung (’16) won both the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard freestyle, and finished right behind his first-place teammate Vlad Kiveliyk (’17) in the 200-yard freestyle. David Powers (’16) came in first in both the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke. He continued a stellar meet with a win in the 400-yard IM, beating teammate Johan Nel (‘19) by almost 10 seconds. Bill Holloman (’19) won the 1,000-yard freestyle, Kiveliyk came in first in the 200-yard freestyle, Dylan Schrama (’19) won the 100-yard backstroke, and Julian Ortega (’19) won the 500-yard freestyle. The Cougars also won the 200-yard medley relay, with a team composed of Schrama, Holloman, Leung, and Mark Crisafulli (’16).