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Mustangs Race to 2-0 Victory over NEC

Mustangs Race to 2-0 Victory over NEC
HENNIKER, N.H. -- The Mount Ida College field hockey team took a 2-0 victory on the road at New England College on Wednesday evening, boosting their record to 6-3 overall, while NEC falls to 4-5.
Mount Ida scored in the 21st minute when Sarah Hemstock (Northford, Conn.) took advantage of a misplay by the NEC keeper and shot past her for the first score of the game.

The Pilgrims had an opportunity to even the score midway through the second half when Brittany Tierney (Ottawa, Ontario) was leveled on a breakaway and was awarded a penalty stroke. Abigail Arsenault (Pine Plains, N.Y.) took the shot, which was stopped by Mustang keeper Grace Ryan (Livermore Falls, Maine).
In the 66th minute, Mount Ida's Emily Salls (Springvale, Maine) stopped the ball off of a penalty corner and found her first shot blocked by a defender. The block fell right back at her stick, and her second shot from just inside the circle zoomed in for a score.
NEC goalkeeper Michaela Clark (Dorchester, Mass.) had six saves in net, while Ryan tallied eight saves in the shutout win.
Mount Ida will return to Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) action on Sunday, October 1st when they host rivals Lasell College at 12:00 PM.
The Pilgrims will be back in action on Saturday when they travel to Colby-Sawyer for their second North Atlantic Conference (NAC) contest of the season. Game time is slated for 1:00 p.m.

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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.