NEWTON, MA -- Junior Julio Barroso (Central Falls, RI) scored his first goal of the season and freshman Ethan Sweet (Clarement, NH) added an insurance goal to lead the Mustangs to a 2-1 victory over the visiting Rivier Raiders in Great Northeast Athletic Conference play on a cold night at Alumni Field.
From the opening minute, Mount Ida put constant pressure on the Rivier defense and on sophomoer goalkeeper Collin Deyarmin (Raymond, NH). Barroso's goal came in the 23rd minute on a beautiful assist from senior Cody Seel (Petersburg, NY). Seel's header went across the face of Deyarmin and Barroso was there to flick the ball into the back of the net for the 1-0 lead.
The score would remain 1-0 heading into halftime, but that score would only remain for a few more minutes. Sweet would find the back of the net after a scrum in the box for his fourth goal of the season. Rivier would not go away as the pace picked up in the second half with more pressure put on Mount Ida goalkeeper Riley Ford (Guilderland, NY). The Raiders would finally breakthrough with a goal from freshman Prince Moye (Lowell, MA), the first of his collegiate career, but the Mustangs were able to control possession for the remainder of the game and finish off Saturday's triple-header with a 2-1 victory.
Mount Ida (7-3, 4-1) moves into a tie for second place in the GNAC, while Rivier (1-7-1, 0-7-1) falls to tenth in the conference. The Mustangs return to action against Johnson & Wales (RI) on Wednesday at 7:00pm, while the Raiders return to action tomorrow in Nashua to take on the Lesley Lynx in non-conference action.
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