Score: Emerson 1, Clark 0
Records: No. 3 Emerson Lions (12-3-5, 7-1-3 NEWMAC) ; No. 4 Clark Cougars (12-6-2, NEWMAC 6-3-2)
Location: Boston, Mass. (Rotch Field)
Date: November 5, 2022
The Lead: Graduate Caitlin Johnston's goal in the 77th minute broke a scoreless and ended up being the game-winner as the Emerson women's soccer team captured the 1-0 victory over Clark in the NEWMAC Championship on Saturday afternoon. The win marks the program's very first conference championship.
NEWMAC TOURNAMENT MOST OUTSTANDING PLAYER - Cali Bruce
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
Johnston: one goal
Lauren Larking: one assist
GOALIE: Amara Schaub (W, 11-3-5) - zero goals allowed on three shots with three stops through 90 minutes
Jamie Stern & Isabella Ramirez: one shot on goal
GOALIE: Anabelle White (L, 12-6-2) - one goal allowed on six shots with five saves through 90 minutes
HOW IT HAPPENED
-With 45 minutes in the books, neither Emerson nor Clark found the back of the net as the Lions outshot the Cougars, 4-1.
77": Emerson continued to pressure the Clark defense deep into the second half and were able to break through the back line to snap the scoreless tie. Larking carried the ball up the right and crossed a shot into the box, which was deflected off a Clark defender in front of the net. Johnston collected the ball and flicked the go-ahead goal into the right side for the 1-0 lead.
-After Emerson snagged the 1-0 lead, the Cougars sent a pair of shots towards Schaub, but were both turned away. Clark's final chance came on a shot by Jamie Stern, but it drifted to the left in the 89th minute.
-The Lions did not let the visitors get another shot off and captured the 1-0 victory.
- Emerson's now awaits to find out where they will play in the first round of the NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Tournament.
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