Paxton, Mass. -- Freshman Jonathan Santos (Kearny, N.J.) scored four goals and junior Juan Brenes (Santo Domingo, D.R.) added two goals and an assist Saturday afternoon as Mount Ida College defeated Anna Maria College, 7-1, in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) men's soccer clash at AMCAT Field. The Mustangs used a dominant offensive effort to move to 8-4 overall and 5-2 in conference play, while the AMCATs fall to 1-10-1 overall and 0-7 in GNAC action.
The Mustangs came out on fire, putting three goals on the scoreboard in the first five minutes. Freshman Ethan Sweet (Claremont, N.H.) scored just 17 seconds into the game after a miscommunication by the AMCAT defense, and Brenes converted a penalty kick just one minute after the opening whistle to make it 2-0. Santos scored his first goal at the five-minute mark when he put in a rebound after AMCATS keeper Mark Robinshaw (Ashford, CT) knocked away a cross by Brenes.
Anna Maria was able to get on scoreboard when sophomore Ryan Todesco (Southwick, Mass.) put a header past Mustangs keeper Riley Ford (Guilderland, NY) a minute before the intermission to make it a 3-1 contest. Santos went for the hat-trick in the second half getting assistants from Brandon Dickens (East Hartford, Conn.), Sweet, and fellow freshman Braeden Krakosky (Sachse, TX). Brenes rounded out the scoring with his second of the game in the 70th minute.
The Mustangs remain on the road next week heading to Fisher College for a non-conference tilt on Wednesday at 6:00pm, while the AMCATs look to rebound at home against Mass Maritime on Wednesday at 6:00pm.
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