Golden Bears Push Past Gordon on Senior Night, 4-1

Western New England honored seniors (from left) Leah Kelemen, Paige Hebert, Dana Dufour, Halle Harvey & Lana Felice before Friday night's 4-1 win over Gordon. (Photo by Rachael Margossian)
Western New England honored seniors (from left) Leah Kelemen, Paige Hebert, Dana Dufour, Halle Harvey & Lana Felice before Friday night's 4-1 win over Gordon. (Photo by Rachael Margossian)

Clark leads Golden Bears with two goals and one assist

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (October 19, 2018) - The Western New England University field hockey team overpowered Gordon College 4-1 on Friday evening in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action at Golden Bear Stadium.

Before the start of the game, Western New England honored seniors Paige Hebert (Enfield, Conn.), Halle Harvey (Millers Falls, Mass.), Lana Felice (Pawling, N.Y.), Leah Kelemen (Bartlett, N.H.) and Dana Dufour (Gloucester, Mass.).

Top Performers
Junior forward Jacqueline Clark (Auburn, Mass.) collected two goals and assisted on another. Freshman Taylor Klesyk (Hampden, Mass.) and sophomore Haley Daigneault (Longmeadow, Mass.) registered a goal each and freshman Ali Martin (South Windsor, Conn.) had two assists for the Golden Bears.

Gordon's lone goal came from junior Mackenzie Gray (Carver, Mass.). Fighting Scots junior keeper Julia Altman (Hopkinton, Mass.) had six saves.

Game Review
It only took four minutes for the Golden Bears to get on the board as Martin slid a pass through the legs of a Scots defender to Clark for the goal.

At the 15-minute mark, Gray capitalized off of a penalty corner from junior Sabrina Jandreau (Winslow, Maine) to make the score 1-1.

Three minutes later, Martin approached from the left side and skipped the ball across the box to Klesyk who tapped it in for the lead, 2-1.

With ten minutes left in the half, Clark dished the ball to Daigneault and she guided it in to add to the Golden Bear lead.

At the 42:34 mark, Clark scored her second goal of the game with a penalty stroke to make the score 4-1.

Western New England held its three-score cushion for the rest of the period to secure the win. 

Notes
 Western New England outshot Gordon, 13-6.
• Clark leads the Golden Bears with 11 goals this season. 

Up Next
Western New England (5-11, 5-6 CCC) will travel to Westfield State on Tuesday for the Golden Bears' non-conference finale. Gordon (5-13, 1-9 CCC) hosts the University of New England on Tuesday.