Worcester, Mass. - October 6, 2009 - Senior Chelsea Proulx continued her outstanding play of late, registering the game-winning goal in the 71st minute to lift host Clark to a dramatic 2-1 win over visiting Springfield on Tuesday evening on Granger Field in NEWMAC field hockey action.
Springfield (5-6, 1-2 NEWMAC) had won its last seven games against Clark and outscored them 31-5 in the process.
Things turned around on Tuesday evening for the Cougars when freshman Madeleine Lutts gave Clark a 1-0 lead on an unassisted goal in the 31st minute. The Cougars took a 1-0 lead into halftime, marking the first time they had scored a goal against Springfield since a 4-1 loss to the Pride back in 2005.
The visitors evened the score in the 56th minute when Morgan Rein set up Alexa Carlson for her fourth goal of the season.
The match seemed to be headed for overtime when Lauren Blake set up Proulx on a penalty corner as she tallied her third goal in as many games.
Clark netminder Kathryn Dawsey turned back 12 shots, while Pride goalkeeper Anna Calano made six stops.
The win for the Cougars (5-4, 2-0 NEWMAC) equals their win total from a season ago
Springfield looks to give head coach Melissa Rogers her 100th career win on Saturday afternoon when it travels to take on rival Wheaton.