BOSTON, Mass. – Senior Briana Tomaselli (Warwick, R.I.) scored for the second time in as many games but, unlike last Wednesday, the Mount Ida women's soccer team was defeated 5-1 at the hands of Emerson College.
Tomaselli netted an unassisted tally just minutes before halftime, but it could not undo the 3-0 deficit that the Mustangs had fallen into after 35 minutes of play.
Mount Ida (1-3) will now change gears and prepare for Saturday's visit to Simmons for a 1:00 pm game that will open their Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) schedule.
Freshman Rebecca Beaulieu (Weare, N.H.) made eight stops in the loss, as Mount Ida was outshot 22-10, including 13-2 in shots on goal.
Five different players scored for the home team, including Haley Moser, who opened the scoring by putting a sliding one-touch on a ball that slipped into the bottom right corner of the net just 12:28 into the first half.
Five minutes later, Tayllar Righini got a head to a free kick from Alyssa Giannone that she nodded past Beaulieu to double the Lion's advantage. Maggie Sheetz made it 3-0 in the 36th minute before Tomaselli got the Mustangs on the board just before halftime when she picked up the ball off of an Emerson defender and finished for her second goal of the year.
Ten minutes after the break, Giannone got her second point of the night by finishing from a Riana Odin free kick. In the 76th minute, Christine White set up Mollie Coyne, who had already assisted on Moser's goal and got a tally of her own to cap the scoring.
Marissa McDonald was forced into just one save to earn the victory for the Lions, who had a 5-3 edge in corner kicks.
The Lions (2-1) return to action this Thursday on their home field, hosting Wheelock in a 5 p.m. game at Rotch Field in Boston, Mass.