WORCESTER, Mass. – In its first-ever meeting with Clark University, the Southern Vermont College women's soccer team fell 2-0 Wednesday afternoon in non-conference play at Granger Soccer Turf.
The game was scoreless through the first 43:18 of action before the hosting Cougars got on the board right before the break. SVC kept itself within striking distance for most of the second half, but CU got an insurance tally with just under 10 minutes to go for the 2-0 lead that would be maintained through the final horn.
The Mountaineers (3-4-1) are back in action on Saturday, heading to Daniel Webster College for a 1 p.m. New England Collegiate Conference matchup.
Southern Vermont junior keeper Melissa Mascari (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) was tested often by Clark, totaling 17 saves on the day to finish three short of her career-high in the loss (3-4-1).
The Cougars were able to keep the SVC offense in check, allowing just three shots on the day while not conceding a single corner kick to the visitors. On the other end of the pitch, Mascari turned away nine Clark shots before the hosts were able to get one past her in the 44th minute for the 1-0 advantage.
Following the intermission, Mascari came up with seven saves through the first 30 minutes of the second stanza to keep her team within one. The lead would be extended with 9:58 to go, however, when a loose ball was slammed home for the eventual 2-0 final. The Mountaineers were limited to just one shot on goal in each half of the match.
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