NEWTON, Mass. – Early afternoon action on Alumni Field saw the visiting Colby-Sawyer Chargers take down the Mustangs 2-1 in non-conference field hockey action.
Chargers senior forward Paige Viens (Middlebury, VT) put the visitors ahead just eight minutes into play on an assist from sophomore Hadley Woodfin (Marblehead, MA). Mount Ida goalkeeper Grace Ryan (Livermore Falls, ME) was under pressure throughout the game, making seven saves on the day. The game remained 1-0 at halftime with the Mustangs only registering two shots in the first period.
The Mustangs defense tightened-up following the break holding the Chargers to just three shots in the second half. Colby-Sawyer was able to add the winning goal in the 55th minute off the stick of Sierra Schuster (Hopkinton, NH).
Mount Ida was able to cut the deficit in half when Erin Esty (Gorham, ME) was able to beat Chargers goalkeeper Abby Ladd (Colchester, VT) off a terrific pass from Sarah Hemstock (Northford, CT). Hemstock's pass sailed across the front of the goal and Esty was able to knocked it into the back of the cage. The Mustangs immediatitely picked up the pace looking for the equalizer and had a chance with a last second corner, but the shot sailed wide of the cage.
Mount Ida (7-6, 2-3 GNAC) heads back into GNAC action when they travel to Johnson & Wales (RI) on Saturday for a 12:00pm start, while the Chargers will host the University of Maine at Farmington on Saturday at Noon in NAC competition.
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