Mount Ida College Athletics

Mustangs Roll in Florida to Third Straight Win

Mustangs Roll in Florida to Third Straight Win

CLERMONT, Fla. – Trailing by two to open the game, Mount Ida College scored eight consecutive and thirteen of the next fourteen goals on their way to a 17-5 win over Rhode Island College on Tuesday afternoon in the first of two non-conference women's lacrosse games at National Training Center. 

Mount Ida (3-0) was paced by sophomore midfield Alyssa Kelly (Lee, MA) with six goals and two assists while junior attack Hayley Napier (Fairhaven, MA) added five goals in the win for the Mustangs. 

Sophomore attack Tess Bradley (Tiverton, RI) led the way for Rhode Island College (0-1) with four goals in the setback. 

RIC jumped out to the early 2-0 lead after a pair of goals from Bradley less than a minute apart in the opening stages of the contest. Mount Ida then tallied the next eight goals, including the game-winner from Kelly on a free-position shot with 14:38 left in the first half to make the score 6-2. The Mustangs held the 10-3 advantage heading into halftime. 

It was more of the same in the second half as Napier tallied four goals in the stanza to lead Mount Ida to the 17-5 victory. 

Sophomore Brooke Scahill (Ledyard, Conn.) had two goals and an assist, along with eight ground balls, four draw controls and two caused turnovers in the win, while Meghan Sargent (Brattleboro, Vt.) led the team with three caused turnovers. Rebecca Beaulieu (Weare, N.H.) pitched in with two goals, two assists and two ground balls. 

Freshman goalkeeper Jessica Henry (Wilbraham, MA) picked up the win with five saves for Mount Ida, and junior Eleanor Garvey (Elkridge, Md.) stopped four shots in more than a half an hour of relief.

Sophomore goalkeeper Julia Eaton (Cumberland, RI) notched 22 saves in the setback for RIC. 

In upcoming action, Mount Ida plays Drew University tomorrow at 11:00 AM at the National Training Center, while RIC will take on Oneonta State on Thursday, March 9 (10:00 a.m.) at the Disney Wide World of Sports Complex.