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Mustangs Race Past NEC, 14-8

Mustangs Race Past NEC, 14-8

HENNIKER, N.H.—The Mount Ida College men's lacrosse team picked up a 14-8 win over the New England College Pilgrims on Sunday in non-conference action from Don Melander Field. Jon Berry (Chichester, N.H.) scored a game-high five goals for the Mustangs and joined the 100 point club for his Mount Ida career.

The win boosts Mount Ida to 2-0 on the season, while NEC falls to 0-2.
MOUNT IDA LEADERS  Kyle Ton (Norwich, Conn.) added three scores, while Chad Coehlo (Salem, Mass.) dished out a team-best four assists and scored a goal for five points. Alex Zito (Andover, Conn.) won 19 face-offs and scooped up a game-high nine ground balls in the victory.

NEC LEADERS Sean Largay (Norwalk, Conn.) and Daniel Medvetz (Henniker, N.H.) both finished with two goals apiece, while Jacob Blanchette (Weare, N.H.0 and Matt Richard (Weare, N.H.) both had a goal and two assists each. Mike Ring (Guilford, Conn.) won six face-offs and tallied four ground balls.
HOW IT HAPPENED The Mustangs wasted little time getting on the scoreboard, as they netted their first goal just 1:55 into the game on Berry's first score of the game. NEC evened it up at 1-1 less than two minutes later on a goal by Medvetz, but Mount Ida would not let the Pilgrims get on top at any point throughout the game.
NEC also tied the score at 2-2 but the Mustangs scored two-in-a-row after that for a 4-2 lead with 3:28 still to play in the first quarter. NEC's William Pendleton (Chalfont, Pa.) scored the final goal of the first quarter and Mount Ida held a one-goal lead entering the second. After a goal for each team, the Mustangs wrapped up the half with back-to-back goals by Ton and Berry. Mount Ida led 7-5 at the half and a 7-3 scoring advantage for the Mustangs in the second half sealed the victory.
NEC netminder William Platt (San Francisco, Calif.) tallied 11 saves in net for the Pilgrims, while William Aufranc (New London, N.H.) picked up one save in 30 seconds of action. Mount Ida's Cam Hayward tallied 12 saves in the complete-game effort.
The Mustangs held a 33-14 advantage in ground balls, despite committing seven more turnovers than their hosts. · NEC finished a perfect 16-for-16 on clear attempts, while Mount Ida was 17-for-21 on the day. · Both teams finished 1-for-6 on extra-man opportunities.

Mount Ida returns home for a mid-week game when they host Salve Regina on Wednesday at 3:30 PM.

The Pilgrims return to action on Wednesday when they host Norwich University in a 4:00 p.m. non-conference game. ​