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Mustangs Cruise to Record Setting Fifth Straight Win

Mustangs Cruise to Record Setting Fifth Straight Win
BOSTON, Mass. -- The last time Mount Ida College women's lacrosse had a win streak of four games, it was the first four games ever played as a program, to open the 2010 inaugural season. On Tuesday evening, the Mustangs broke a tie with that 2010 team and recorded their program-record fifth straight win, an 18-4 rout of Wheelock College in non-conference action.
The Mustangs improve their best start to a season and are now 8-1 on the year, while the Wildcats go to 2-3 on the season.
Junior Hayley Napier (Fairhaven, Mass.) and sophomore Alyssa Kelly (Lee, Mass.) led the way for Mount Ida with five goals apiece.

The Mustangs struck first with 26:39 to play when Napier found the back of the net off a feed from classmate Emily McConnell (Dracut, Mass.).

Napier would complete a hat trick in the first half as the Mustangs lead grew to 6-0 before Wheelock sophomore Georgia Schindele (Sparkill, N.Y.) got the home team on the board with 9:09 on the clock.

Mount Ida would add two more goals before the break and head into halftime with an 8-1 advantage.

In the second half, the Mustangs continued their onslaught as Kelly scored four times while Napier and sophomore Brooke Scahill (Ledyard, Conn.) each added two goals to break open the contest for the visitors. 

Kelly and Napier led the Mustangs with five goals each while Kelly added an assist for six points. Scahill racked up four goals and three assists for a game-high seven points while scooping up a team-best five ground balls.

Rookie Jessica Henry (Wilbraham, Mass.) earned the win in net as she made one stop in the first half. Junior Eleanor Garvey (Elkridge, Md.) had five saves in the second stanza.

Wheelock sophomore Colleen Macdonald (Sandwich, Mass.) found the back of the net three times including twice from a free position but the home team could not get closer than 12-3. 

The Wildcats were led by Macdonald who had a hat trick to go along with four ground balls. Schindele added a score while junior Katie Frade (Dartmouth, Mass.) contributed team-highs with six ground balls and three caused turnovers. Senior Meghan Lewis (South Berwick, Maine) made 10 saves but took the loss in net.

Wheelock returns to action on Saturday when they host Mitchell at 12:00 p.m. in New England Collegiate Conference play. 

Mount Ida heads to Emmanuel for a Great Northeast Athletic Conference matchup at 3:00 p.m.