NEWTON, Mass. – Mount Ida College continues to win at Alumni Field, and junior Juan Brenes (Santo Domingo, D.R.) has been a big reason why.
Brenes scored for the sixth straight home game, and his tally in double overtime on Wednesday night gave Mount Ida a 2-1 win over visiting Albertus Magnus, improving the Mustangs to 5-1 at home and 6-3 overall.
The Falcons fall to 4-5 overall and 1-3 in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) play, while Mount Ida moves to 3-1 in the conference.
Freshman Jonathan Santos (Kearny, N.J.) scored a goal and assisted on Brenes's game-winner with 2:44 left before the teams would settle for a tie.
He played a ball from near midfield that Brenes caught up to before beating two defenders and pocketing the ball in the back of the net for his fourth game-winner of the year.
Santos headed in the opening goal of the game just under four minutes after halftime, nodding his first collegiate goal off of a corner kick from Braeden Krakosky (Sachse, Texas).
Albertus Magnus tied the game in the 73rd minute when senior Justyn Broderick (Orange, Conn.) finished off a scrum in front of the net for his first goal of the season.
Senior Riley Ford (Guilderland, N.Y.) made five saves and was helped by his crossbar, as Falcons freshman Salah Oumorou (West Haven, Conn.) rang the iron with just seconds left in regulation.
Mount Ida had a 13-4 edge in corner kicks and outshot the Falcons 38-17, forcing 13 saves from Albertus junior keeper Joe Russo (North Haven, Conn.).
There are two more consecutive home games coming up on the schedule for Mount Ida, including this Saturday night, when they will cap a triple header at Alumni Field with a 7:00 pm game against Rivier.
Albertus Magnus hosts Anna Maria Saturday at 3:30 pm in New Haven.
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