Nighthawks Downed by Clark University In RWU/Squad Locker Classic

Photo Credit: Noelle Sass
Photo Credit: Noelle Sass

Bristol, RI -- The Newbury Nighthawks dropped a 2-0 decision at the hands of Clark University, Sunday afternoon at the RWU/ Squad Locker Classic. The defeat, in the consolation bracket of the tournament, drops the Nighthawks to 0-2 on the young season while Clark improves to 1-0-1.

Clark controls must of the run of play throughout the contest but a valiant Nighthawk defense effort kept Newbury in the contest the entire match.  Clark managed to outshoot Newbury 24-4 but Newbury's junior keeper Jarrod Smith (Watertown, NY) managed to save 11 of the 13 shots on goal.

Offensively, Sophomores Alex Strafer (Auburn, MA) and Carlos Diego (Lawrence, MA) each notched two shots while Strafer was credited with both shots on goal.

It was a bounce back defensive performance for the Nighthawks after a poor start the season on Saturday afternoon against Roger Williams University.

The Nighthawks will return to action on Wednesday in their home opener when they host Emmanuel College at 3:30 P.M.