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Minicucci Reaches 100-Point Plateau in Shutout Win

Minicucci Reaches 100-Point Plateau in Shutout Win
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – Mount Ida senior Lexi Minicucci (Westfield, Mass.) registered a hat trick in the Mustangs 4-0 win over Framingham State on Wednesday evening at Maple Street Field, and became the first field hockey player in program history to reach the 100-point plateau for her career.
Minicucci, one of the founders of the field hockey program four years ago, has scored 44 career goals and 18 career assists. She needed three points coming into tonight's game and, after scoring the opening goal, accomplished the feat at 47:26 with an assist on a goal by Sarah Hemstock (Northford, Conn.).
With the win the Mustangs move to 2-2 on the season while the Rams fall to 1-3.
The Mustangs scored the lone first half goal when Minicucci sent a strike past Rams goalie Haley Duggan (Framingham, Mass.) after collecting a loose ball in the arc.
Hemstock's goal was the first of two in quick succession 90 seconds apart. In the 48thminute, Hemstock sent a corner towards Minicucci who shot a rocket towards the goal that flew by the Rams keeper. The Mustangs converted the same play just over 90 seconds later to move their lead to 3-0.
The Green and White tacked on another tally in the 60th minute when Taylor Young (Cape Elizabeth, ME) sent in a loose ball after a scramble in front of the net.
Grace Ryan (Livermore Falls, ME) turned away four shots for the Mustangs. Duggan made five saves in net for the Rams.
The visitors outshot the Rams 12-to-7 and took 14 corners to the hosts 4.
The Rams return to action on Saturday, September 16th when they host Plymouth State in LEC action slated for 2:00 p.m. The Mustangs travel to Rivier on the same day for a 6:00 p.m. start.

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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.