NEWTON, MA (10/10/2018)-- Lasell College defeated Clark University, 7-4, in non-conference field hockey action at Granger Field.
Senior Cailin Flannery (Medford, N.J.) scored three goals and added an assist. Sophomore Megan Horrigan (Wakefield, Mass.) also scored two goals for the Lasers and junior Sam Taylor (Hanover, Mass.) collected three assists. Lasell pulled out to a 4-0 halftime lead and a 7-0 margin early in the second half before Clark made a comeback attempt. The Lasers won their sixth straight game to improve to 10-4 overall, while Clark fell to 6-7.
Lasell got on the board just over six minutes into the first half on a tally from Horrigan. Flannery carried the ball up the right side and crossed it to the left post where Horrigan was there to push it in for the 1-0 advantage. The visitors struck again 20 minutes later when Taylor sent an aerial pass to Flannery who dodged through Clark defenders and snuck the ball behind senior goalkeeper.
The Lasers scored two more goals in the first half, both from Flannery, to carry a 4-0 lead into the halftime break. Senior Julia Franzik (Wallingford, Conn.) assisted on Flannery's second goal of the day before Taylor found her on the post to capitalize on a penalty corner play. Horrigan scored her second goal of the game and fifth goal of the season two minutes into the second stanza on another corner play and assist from Taylor to make it 5-0. Three minutes later Franzik picked up a loose ball and dodged through the Clark defense to take Michaud on 1v1 and put the Laser ahead by six.
The visitors added one more goal in the 41st minute of play when sophomore Rebecca Duke (Ijamsville, Md.) picked up a rebound off the pads of Michaud and finished at the back of the net for the 7-0 advantage. Lasell outshot Clark 21-14 overall.
Goalie Sofia Rodriguez made four saves in the victory for Lasell and improves to 6-1 on the season. (Contributions from Clark Sports Information)