Mount Ida College Athletics

Men's Soccer Faces Tough Test in New Jersey

Men's Soccer Faces Tough Test in New Jersey

MADISON, N.J. -- The Mount Ida College men's soccer team tested their mettle in their season opener on Friday afternoon, travelling to Drew University to face a top team in the Rangers.

The Mustangs conceeded just once in the first half, but Drew poured it on in the final 45 minutes, winning by a 6-0 margin to send the Mustangs to 0-1 on the year.

Riley Ford (Guilderland, N.Y.) made five saves, but Mount Ida was outshot 29-6 in the game, including 17-1 in the first half. Drew took nine corner kicks, while Mount Ida did not earn an attempt from the corner flag.

Nate Race (Bridgewater, N.J.) scored twice for the Rangers, netting the only goal of the first half with a strike from outside the 20 at 28:25. He would complete his brace at the hour mark, beating Ford near post.

Andy Imoh (Sugar Land, Texas), Matt Asante (staten Island, N.Y.), and Cole Bosch (Fair Lawn, N.J.) also scored for the Rangers, while Mount Ida also suffered an own goal, opening the second half with a deflection off of their own defense.

Mount Ida will return home for their home opener on Sunday, a 12:00 pm match against Lesley.