NEWTON, Mass. -- Mount Ida field hockey capped off a terrific week, which included the first playoff win in program history, with two selections Great Northeast Athletic Conference weekly awards team, presented by Corvias. Sophomore goalkeeper Grace Ryan (Livermore Falls, Maine) was named goalkeeper of the week, while freshman Jennie Morey (Claremont, N.H.) was tabbed as rookie of the week.
As the lone goalkeeper for the Mustangs, Ryan has played every minute of every game this season. She has compiled a record of 10-7 and has kept eight clean sheets, which leads the conference. Saturday's 1-0 win was Ryan's biggest shutout of the season as the Mustangs knocked off the #4 seed Johnson & Wales (RI) Wildcats in quarterfinal action. Ryan made seven saves on the afternoon and stood strong against ten JWU corners.
Morey's game-winning goal in the 67th minute of the JWU contest may well be the biggest goal in the history of the program. With solid play throughout the season, Morey has been a terrific asset to the frontline of the Mustangs and consistently uses her quickness to track down opposing players in the midfield. Morey was able to knock in her first goal of her collegiate career off a poorly blocked shot from the JWU goalkeeper, which gave the Mustangs the victory just a few minutes later.
Ryan and Morey will look to continue their terrific play on Wednesday in semifinal action when they travel to crosstown rival Lasell for a 3:00pm start.
Founded in 1899, Mount Ida College is a small, private college in Newton, Massachusetts, providing career-focused programs built upon a strong foundation in the social sciences, humanities and the arts, all developed and implemented to prepare our approximately 1,450 students for success. The College is comprised of the School of Applied Sciences, the School of Business, the School of Design and the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, awarding associate, bachelor and master's degrees. www.mountida.edu