NEWTON, Mass. -- The final game of a triple-header at Alumni Field ended in defeat for Mount Ida, as the Mustangs fell to Saint Joseph's College of Maine 2-0 in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) field hockey action on Saturday evening.
Sophomore Libby Pomerleau (Limerick, Maine) scored both of the goals for the Monks, and Mount Ida was outshot 20-2, not testing junior Megan Baker (Gorham, Maine), who earned the shutout win.
Mustang sophomore Grace Ryan (Livermore Falls, Maine) made eight saves, four in each half, but Pomerleau found the back of the net in both periods, first at the 7:33 mark when she finished a rebound.
She doubled the Monk's advantage at the 42 minute mark with another unassisted tally, her team-leading eighth of the season.
The Mustangs got two shots, neither of them on goal, and also gave up 15 penalty corners, while not earning one for themselves.
Junior Kayla Kelly (York, Maine) was busy for the Monks, taking all of their penalty corners.
Mount Ida drops to 4-3 and 1-2 in the GNAC, and will try to regroup with a non-conference game on Monday night at Wheelock at 7:00 PM.
Saint Joseph's Maine will host Maine-Farmington in a non-league game on Tuesday at 4:00 PM.
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