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September 16, 2009

 

 

 

CLARK WINS PHYSICAL BATTLE IN WORCESTER

 

Worcester, MA—Sophomore Trevor Hendry (Waterford, CT) headed home a pair of goals, including the game-winner at the 84:10 mark to push the host Clark University men’s soccer squad past Rhode Island College in a hotly contested matchup on Granger Field on Wednesday evening.

 

 

 

The win for the Cougars is their fourth straight as they improve to 4-1 on the season, while the Anchormen remain winless at 0-4-1.

 

 

 

 

 

 Senior defender Kory Pacheco

 

 

 

Things were physical right from the outset as the two teams accumulated 22 fouls and three yellow cards in the first half alone.

 

 

 

The match remained scoreless until midway through the second half when Tim Doenmez (Dublin, NH) set up Hendry for the game’s first goal at 63:25.

 

Rhode Island College would respond, however, getting the game-tying tally despite playing a man down after a red card. Junior forward Josh Sousa (Cumberland, RI) served in a free kick from the right that senior defender Kory Pacheco (Smithfield, RI) blasted by Clark keeper Ryan King (Brimfield, MA) to knot the score at one all.

 

The tie would be short lived, however, as less than a minute later, Doenmez found Hendry on the left side of the goal and he banged home his third career goal.

 

For the match, the teams had a combined 41 fouls and ten cards – including two red cards.

 

 King made several key stops and finished with three saves, while RIC freshman netminder Andrew Hogan (North Providence, RI) recorded one save.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will open the Little East Conference schedule at home against UMass Dartmouth on Saturday, Sept. 19.

 

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