NEWTON, Mass. – Wednesday evening's Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) women's soccer opener officially welcomed Regis (Mass.) into the conference, and the Pride celebrated by handing Mount Ida a 3-0 defeat in a rainy game at Alumni Field.
Kyla Bragg (Sanford, Maine) made three saves in her second start of the year, but the Mustangs suffered their first loss of 2017, and drop to 2-1 on the year and 0-1 in conference play.
Regis (1-1) freshman Emma Mendes (Pawtucket, R.I.) added to her freshman year account with two goals, one on either side of the halftime whistle.
Mendes gave the visitors the lead when she rocketed a ball over the head of Bragg in the 37th minute, then doubled the advantage with a knuckler from the right side at the 56:05 mark.
Payton Fitzgerald (Danielson, Conn.) got her first collegiate goal just before the 70:00 mark, becoming the first Regis player not named Emma Mendes to score this year.
Freshman keeper Kyrsten Drake (Loganville, Ga.) made four stops and kept a clean sheet for the first time this season.
Mount Ida was outshot 20-4, with all four shots coming in the opening half. The Pride had a 6-4 edge in corner kicks, including a 5-1 advantage in the second half.
Mount Ida returns to non-conference play on Saturday afternoon with a 2:00 pm game in Leicester against Becker College.
Regis continues GNAC play at 1:00 pm with another road game at Saint Joseph (CT).
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