NEWTON, Mass. -- Junior Juan Brenes (Santo Domingo, D.R.) had a goal and an assist, and the Mustangs kept a clean sheet for the third time this year as Mount Ida College beat Laser College 2-0 in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) men's soccer action on Saturday afternoon at Alumni Field.
Brenes now has five goals on the year, one in each of Mount Ida's home games, and he put Mount Ida ahead in the 12th minute when he ran onto a through ball from Jared Barroso (Central Falls, R.I.) and then deked out Lasell goalie Matteo Cugno (Medford, Mass.) before sliding the ball into the open net.
Barroso had a pair of assists in the game, twice playing balls from midfield to Brenes. With just over five minutes to play, Brenes collected a lofted ball from Barroso, then centered the ball for sophomore Michael Porcello (Abington, Mass.), who beat Cugno for his first goal of the year.
Cugno made six saves for the Lasers, who were outshot by Mount Ida 22-7, though the visitors did have a 5-3 edge in corner kicks.
Senior Riley Ford (Guilderland, N.Y.) made two saves for the shutout in his final regular season game against Lasell.
Mount Ida continues a four-game GNAC homestand with a 7:00 PM game against Albertus Magnus on Wednesday, September 27th.
Lasell (2-6, 1-2 GNAC) heads to Framingham State on Monday for a 4:00 pm non-conference game.
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