NEWTON, Mass. – The battle for Newton saw the visiting Lasell College Lasers take down the Mount Ida Mustangs in GNAC action Wednesday Night at Alumni Field 5-0. Mount Ida falls to 6-7 overall and 3-7 in GNAC competition, while the Lasers move to 7-4 overall and 7-1 in conference play.
Five different Lasers found the back of the net in a relentless Lasell offensive attack. Carly Zdanek (Newton, NJ) was able to beat Mustangs goalkeeper Kelsey Parkin (Standish, ME) to kick-off the scoring for the Lasers in the 14th minute. Parkin was able to make a number of terrific saves on the night, finishing with 21 for the game. Lasell keeper Sarah LaClair (Belchertown, MA) was kept relatively quiet on the night, finishing with two saves.
Mount Ida looked to have a scoring opportunity in the 20th minute from junior Lacey Perry (Westport, MA), but LaClair was able prevent the equalizer and the Lasers were able to increase their lead just before halftime with two quick goals from Sophia DiPlacido (Hudson, MA) and Caitlin Rotonnelli (Meredith, NH).
The second half saw another attempt from Perry stopped by the keeper LaClair, which would unfortunately by the last scoring opportunity for the Mustangs. Lasell would tack on two more goals from Rachel Hogan (Norfolk, MA) and Erika Badger (Scituate, MA) to push the final score to 5-0.
The Mustangs look to get back in the winning column with a non-conference tilt at Fisher College on Saturday at 1:00pm, while the Lasers host St. Joseph's (CT). Saturday at 2:45pm.
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