Boston, MA -- Saints junior forward Kayla Generis (Wethersfield, Conn.) collected three points on a goal and an assist to power Emmanuel College past Mount Ida College 3-1 Saturday afternoon in Great Northeast Athletic Conference Women's Soccer action at Roberto Clemente Field. The Mustangs were unable to contain Generis and the Saints forwards as they fall to 6-6 overall and 3-6 in GNAC competition, while Emmanuel moves to 6-6-1, and 4-1-1 in conference play.
Generis helped get the scoring started with a cross from the right side of the field to classmate Mikayla Guthrie (North Andover, Mass.) who trapped the ball before finishing past Mustangs goalkeeper Kelsey Parkin (Standish, ME) for her fifth goal of the year to put the Saints ahead 1-0 at the 12:13 marker. The Mustangs answered less than 10 minutes later to tie the score at 1-1 on a goal by freshman Bailey Elliot (Tolland, Conn.). Elliot took a pass from sophomore Rachel Lambert (Lebanon, CT.), splitting two defenders to beat Saints keeper Alexis Gawron (South Hadley, MA) for her team-leading sixth goal of the year 20:58 into the action. The teams would head into halftime tied at one all.
Emmanuel junior midfielder Abba McKenelley (Middleton, Mass.) netted the game-winner just 2:53 into the second half for her fifth goal of the season. Sophomore forward Kaylin Deschenes (Lynn, Mass.) dropped a pass back for McKenelley who chipped the ball over Parkin to make it a 2-1 game. Generis added an insurance tally with 1:20 left in regulation with a hustle goal, challenging a ball played back to Parkin with a tough tackle to win the ball and poke home her fifth goal of the campaign for the 3-1 final.
The Mustangs look to rebound against cross-town rival Lasell College in a pink-out match for breast-cancer awareness on Wednesday at 7:00pm at Alumni Field, while the Saints travel to Rivier University on Wednesday at 5:30pm.
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