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Saints Overcome Early Deficit to Down Mustangs

Saints Overcome Early Deficit to Down Mustangs
BOSTON, Mass. -- Mount Ida was unable to hold onto an early 1-0 lead and was tripped up in a rain-soaked match against Emmanuel College and fell to the Saints 4-1 in Great Northeast Athletic Conference action at Roberto Clemente Field. The Mustangs fall to 8-5-1 overall and 5-3 in GNAC action, while the Saints move to 2-6-6 overall and 2-2-4 in conference play. 
 
Freshman Ethan Sweet (Claremont, NH) continued his tremendous start to his college career with his 7th goal of the season just 35 seconds into the match. Sweet was able to find the back of the net off an assist from Juan Brenes (Santo Doming, DR) to give the Mustangs an early 1-0 lead. It looked like the Mustangs would add another goal in the 21st minute, but Saints goalkeeper Jonathan Ferrarini (Hanover, MA) was able to make the save on the shot from Chuckie Tenbush (Williamsburg, VA). A quick push to the Mustangs' side of the field following the save led to the tying goal from Saints midfielder Eymar Principe (Caracas, Venezuela). 

It looked like both teams would head into the break tied 1-1, but with just 22 seconds remaining, Emmanuel forward Justin Wentworth (China, ME) was able to beat Mustangs keeper Riley Ford (Guilderland, NY). Second half action saw both teams go back and forth with the scoring opportunities, with neither team able to best the other keeper. Emmanuel was able to add to its lead in the 73rd minute of play as sophomore William Burdick (Scarborough, ME) found the back of the net past a giving attempt from Ford. A penalty shot by the Saints would put the game out of reach as they would take the game with a final score of 4-1. 

Mount Ida returns to action on Wednesday, October 18 playing host to Norwich University at 7:00pm in GNAC play, while Emmanuel takes on UMass Boston on Monday at 7:00pm. 

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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