WORCESTER, Mass. – The Endicott women's soccer team hit the road for the first time this season as they traveled to Worcester, Mass. to take on the Cougars of Clark University in non-conference action. The two evenly matched teams competed for 90 minutes of regulation and two 10 minute overtime periods before settling for a 0-0 draw.
Through regulation, Clark held a slim 12-11 advantage in shots, with both squads putting six on goal. The Gulls would seize all offensive momentum in the two overtime periods, out-shooting the Cougars 9-0 in the extra 20 minutes of play. Three of those shots were on goal but could not find the back of the net. Endicott earned all three corners that were awarded in the contest.
Endicott keeper Kayla Wentworth (Taunton, Mass.) made six saves in the draw, posting her second shutout in three starts this season. Sharlotte Pernice (West Springfield, Mass.) and Hannah Pesci (Windham, N.H.) led the Endicott offense as the duo combined for 11 total shots. Pesci led all players with four shots on goal.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- This was the first ever meeting between the two programs.
- The Endicott defensive effort was key in shutting down a Clark offense that came into the night averaging five goals/game after defeating Framingham St. 4-1 and Southern Vermont 6-0.
- Tonight's tie was the 25th during head coach Jodi Kenyon's 14th season. The program's record under her leadership is now 189-71-25 (.719).
Endicott (1-1-1) plays host to Springfield on Saturday at 1 PM. Clark will remain home and host cross-town rival Worcester St. on Saturday at 11 AM.
(Photo credit - David Le '10)