Score: Emerson 2, Clark 1 (2OT)
Records: Emerson Lions (10-5-1, 6-2-1 NEWMAC) ; Clark Cougars (8-7-1, 3-6-1 NEWMAC)
Location: Boston, Mass. (Rotch Field)
Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018
The Lead: It took 104 minutes of soccer on a cold, rainy fall night for the Emerson women's soccer team to come up with a dramatic 2-1 double overtime win thanks to junior Veronica Alberts' (Half Moon Bay, Calif.) game winning marker, sending the Lions home with a huge NEWMAC triumph over Clark on Tuesday night.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Frost upped her goal total to seven with her net in the second half followed by the game winner by Alberts.
- Freshman keeper Sophia Giordano (Alamo, Calif.) picked up her third win of the year and came up with three saves on four total shots with one goal allowed.
- Bailey Glenn tallied Clark's unassisted net and registered two shots.
- Clark goalie Ali Carroll allowed two goals to slip by her and stopped five shots on target.
- Emerson outshot Clark, 13-7 overall and 6-0 during the two overtime periods, and also held the 8-1 corner kick advantage over the Cougars.
- The hosts had 11 infractions called their way, while the visitors committed eight fouls.
HOW IT HAPPENED
11": Clark put Emerson in an early 1-0 hole in the early minutes of the opening half that began with Inonge Kaloustian beating a Lions defender up the left side and crossed a shot that Giordano made a diving save on. After her initial save bounced back into the field of play, the ball found the foot of Glenn and booted the ball into right side of the net.
68": The Cougars were able to contain the hosts through the remainder of the first half to hold a 1-0 lead until Frost knocked in her seventh goal of the year. The senior took to the yellow and sent up a shot from 35 yards out that Carroll could only watch sail over her head to knot the score at 1-all.
104": Within the first overtime period, Alberts fired two shots towards Carroll that the keeper was able to snag and send the game into the final 10 minutes. Early into the second overtime, the Cougars drew a foul that proved to be costly as it gave the ball right back to the hosts. From the left sideline, Alberts sent up a shot that soared its way over Carroll's reach and into the top right corner to give the Lions the 2-1 win.
- Emerson wraps 2018 on the road over at No. 25 MIT in a 4:00 p.m. NEWMAC showdown on Saturday, October 27, 2018.
- Clark heads home to close out its season against Smith on Saturday as well.
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