Medford, Mass. – Non-conference action between the Mount Ida College Mustangs and the Fisher Falcons saw the two teams play to a 1-1 tie at Hormel Stadium on Wednesday night. Neither team was able to capitalize on a number of scoring opportunities in the overtime periods and the game ended with a tie for both squads.
Fisher was first on the score board with a goal from senior Robert Milne (Lenox, MA) in the 31st minute. Milne was able to beat Mustangs goalkeeper Riley Ford (Guilderland, NY) for his first goal of the season. The game would head into halftime with the Mustangs trailing 1-0, but would quickly pick up the offensive pace looking for the equalizer.
The offensive attack for the Mustangs continued to attack the backline of the Falcons defense and finally in the 60th minute they would notch the score 1-0. Freshman Ethan Sweet (Claremont, NH) was able to beat Falcons keeper Eliseau DiPena (Dorchester, MA) for his 7th goal of the season. Both teams would continue to test the opposing keepers well into the overtime periods.
Mount Ida was able to take a 7-3 advantage in shots in the two overtime periods and Sweet had a terrific look at his second goal of the night at the very end of the second overtime, but both goalies came up big for their respective squads and the game finished with a 1-1 tie.
The Mustangs return to Great Northeast Athletic Conference competition Saturday as they travel to Emmanuel College for a 12:00pm kickoff, while the Falcons play host to University of Maine, Fort Kent next Tuesday 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