NEWTON, Mass. -- The Mount Ida men's soccer team fell 3-1 in Great Northeast Athletic Conference quarterfinal action to the Regis (Mass.) Pride on a cold and rainy afternoon at Alumni Field. The Mustangs finish the season at 8-8-2 overall and 5-5-1 in GNAC play.
Both teams struggle to maintain possession throughout the game as the rainy conditions were clearly effecting the play on the field. Back to back shots from Braeden Krakosky (Kachse, Tex.) and Branden Dickens (East Hartford, Conn.) looked to break the scoring open for the Mustangs, but Pride keeper Jesse Bonilla (Ramona, Calif.) was able to knock the shots aside and keep the game scoreless. The Pride were able to break the tie in the 37th minute when Grayson Owens (Marshfield, Mass.) was able to trap the ball in front of the net, turn, and rip a shot past Mustangs keeper Riley Ford (Guilderland, N.Y.). Derek Triana (Port St. Lucie, Fla.) and Fabyanno Furbino (Port St. Lucie, Fla.) were credited with the hockey assists as they net up Owens perfectly for his third goal of the season.
Second half action started off much the same as the first with the field contributing to a number of errant passes from both teams. Jared Barroso (Central Falls, R.I.) looked like he would tie up the score, but Bonilla was able to knock it aside to keep the score at 1-0. The Pride looked to add to their lead when Triana sped up the sideline and launched a shot that Ford bobbled and Triana was able to put the rebound through the keeper's legs and add to the lead for the visitors.
Mount Ida was able to cut the deficit in half in the 65th minute when sophomore Alex Wright (East Haddam, Conn.) knocked in his first goal of the season off a terrific cross from Krakosky. The momentum was short-lived when Triana scored just a few minutes later to put the game out of reach for the Mustangs with his 16th goal of the season.
The Pride will move on to the semifinals next Wednesday when they travel to Saint Joseph's (Me.) with a match-up with the top overall seed.
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