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Elliot's Golden Goal Lifts Mustangs to Dramatic Victory

Elliot's Golden Goal Lifts Mustangs to Dramatic Victory
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Freshman Bailey Elliot scored with 2:55 left in the second overtime to lift Mount Ida College to a 1-0 victory over the Norwich University women's soccer team on Wednesday night in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) action.
 
Elliot made a couple of nifty moves to evade two Norwich defenders before firing a shot into the back right corner of the net. She has now scored in five consecutive games and leads the Mustangs with five goals on the season.
 
Mount Ida improves to 6-3 overall and 3-3 in the conference, marking the highest win total in conference play since 2007, the school's first year in the GNAC.
 
Norwich (1-7-0, 1-5-0 GNAC) outshot Mount Ida 28-16, but the Cadets couldn't get a ball past Mount Ida sophomore goalkeeper AnnaMarie Seiler (Biddeford, Maine), who made 10 saves to pick up the shutout.
 
Senior goalkeeper Leandra Flores-Nieves (Colorado Springs, Colo.) stopped eight shots to pick up the loss for Norwich in goal.
 
Senior midfielder Mehgan McMullen (Northfield, Vt.) fired nine shots toward the goal with two going on net to lead the Norwich offense. Sydney Rocheville (Salem, Mass.) had six shots with three on goal. Senior Ashley Carvalho (Pinellas Park, Fla.) had the best chance of the game for Norwich on a free kick in the first overtime, but her attempt from 25 yards out sailed just over the cross bar and hit the football goal post upright.
 
Mount Ida extended its unbeaten streak to five straight vs. Norwich. The Mustangs are 4-0-1 in the last five meetings, NU still holds the lead in the all-time series, 6-4-1.
 
The Mustangs will host Johnson & Wales on Saturday at 5:00 pm, sandwiching Mount Ida football and men's soccer in a weekend triple-header.
 
Norwich will travel to Suffolk on Saturday to face the Rams after they just upset six-time defending GNAC champion Lasell on Wednesday, 2-0.
 

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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