NEWTON, Mass. -- For the first time in ten years, the Mount Ida College women's soccer team defeated Suffolk University, as the Mustangs defeated the Rams 1-0 on Saturday afternoon in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) action at Alumni Field.
Freshman Bailey Elliot (Tolland, Conn.) scored for the fourth consecutive game, and now leads the team with four goals and two game-winners.
Elliot took a pass from Lacey Perry (Westport, Mass.) in the 75th minute and chipped the Rams keeper Julia Fieldsend (Exeter, N.H.) for the only goal after the teams had played scoreless for the first three-quarters of the game.
With the win, Mount Ida improves to 5-3 overall and 2-3 in the GNAC, reaching their highest win total since 2007 and equaling the most conference wins (2) since that same season.
Mount Ida sophomore goalie AnnaMarie Seiler (Biddeford, Maine) had five saves and earned the shutout, while improving to 4-2 on the season. Fieldsend made three saves, as she dips to 1-2 in net.
This was the eleventh meeting of the two sides, with Mount Ida improving to 2-7-2 all-time. Their only win came in the first ever game against Suffolk, a 6-0 win at home in 2007. Since then, they have managed only a scoreless tie in 2009 and a 3-3 tie in 2014.
Mount Ida was outshot 8-7, while Suffolk had a 5-3 edge in corner kicks.
The Mustangs head to Norwich next Wednesday night for a 7:00 pm conference tilt with the Cadets.
Suffolk (2-4, 1-3 GNAC) hosts Lasell on Wednesday at the same time.
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