NEWTON, MA. – The visiting Johnson & Wales Wildcats overpowered the Mount Ida Mustangs 5-0 on a cold afternoon at Alumni Field. The Wildcats move to 9-2 overall and remain perfect atop the Great Northeast Athletic Conference at 6-0. The Mustangs fall to 6-4 overall and 3-4 in conference play.
The Mustangs struggled against a stout Wildcats defense and four different Wildcats found the back of the net. JWU got on the scoreboard early with a goal from Deja Hursey (Columbia, MD), her 12th of the season. Mount Ida nearly tied the game with a breakaway shot by freshman Bailey Elliot (Tolland, CT), but Wildcats goalkeeper Colleen Lynch (New Milford, CT) was able to make a terrific save to keep the Wildcats in front. A Mount Ida foul in the box led to a Olivia Cairrao (Bristol, RI) penalty-kick, her 13th goal of the season. She would pick up her conference-leading 14th goal later in the contest. Molly McCormack (Livingston, NJ) and Natalie Gallucci (Coventry, RI) rounded-out the scoring for the Wildcats.
Mount Ida goalkeeper AnnaMarie Seiler (Biddeford, ME) falls to 5-3 on the season, while Lynch moves to (9-1).
The Mustangs look to rebound on Wednesday as they take on the visiting Monks of Saint Joseph's College (ME) at 4:00pm, while the Wildcats travel to Regis (Mass.) to take on the Pride.
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