NEWTON, Mass. -- With so many teams in action on a busy Saturday, you can now get all of your game recaps in one place with our Saturday Rundown.
Field Hockey: Mount Ida 6, Rivier 3
Mount Ida got their first GNAC win of the year by beating the Raiders for the third consecutive season. Lexi Minicucci (Westfield, Mass.) scored a hat trick and the Mustangs (3-2, 1-1 GNAC) came from a 2-1 deficit to take a 3-2 lead and then scored three times in the final twenty minutes to break a 3-3 tie.
Sarah Hemstock (Northford, Conn.) had a goal and an assist, including the game-winner at the 53:26 mark. Erin Esty (Gorham, Maine) and Jennie Morey (Claremont, N.H.) each scored as well, with Esty's marker the first of her collegiate career.
Grace Ryan (Livermore Falls, Maine) made three stops to earn the victory.
Mount Ida returns to non-conference play on Tuesday evening when they host Bay Path at 7:00 PM at Alumni Field.
Women's Volleyball: Mount Ida 3, Rutgers-Newark 0; Sage 3, Mount Ida 0
The Mustangs (7-5) took the final game of their NY trip in a thrilling five-setter over Rutgers-Newark. Mount Ida held a 2-1 win, winning the second and third sets 25-23 and 26-24 after Rutgers had jumped out to a 25-17 first set win. After dropping set #4 25-12, Mount Ida held off Rutgers 15-11 to claim the five set victory.
Freshman Rachael Colombo (Wallkill, N.Y.) paced Mount Ida with 13 kills, while Alexis Bell (Salem, Conn.) had 22 digs and 37 assists in the win. Kristy Walton (Fairhaven, Mass.) added 11 kills and ten digs, while Hanna Simpkins (Walpole, N.H.) and Mary Kate Reidy (Agawam, Mass.) had eight kills apiece, with Reidy digging out 18 balls as well.
Earlier in the day, the host Gators stopped Mount Ida 25-18, 25-16, 25-21 despite 11 kills from Reidy and 10 kills and five digs from Walton.
Next up for Mount Ida is their 2017 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) opener on Wednesday night at 6:00 pm when they host Rivier.
Women's Soccer: Albertus Magnus 2, Mount Ida 1
Albertus handed Mount Ida just their second loss of the year, as the Mustangs fell to 4-2 and 1-2 in the GNAC.
Bailey Elliot (Tolland, Conn.) scored five minutes after halftime to cut a 2-0 deficit in half, but two goals five minutes apart in the opening period were enough for the Falcons to hang on for the win.
AnnaMarie Seiler (Biddeford, Maine) made four saves and Mount Ida outshot Albertus 13-11, but they will look to bounce back and secure another conference win when they head to Saint Joseph (CT) on Wednesday for a 4:00 pm game.
Men's Soccer: Suffolk 3, Mount Ida 0
The teams went to the break knotted at 0, but three goals from the Rams, including two goals from James Fisher within the same minute sent Mount Ida to a 3-3 record and a loss in their GNAC opener.
Riley Ford (Guilderland, N.Y.) made nine saves, but Mount Ida was outshot 22-8, managed just four shots on goal, and were edged on corner kick chances 9-3.
Wednesday night the Mustangs head to Regis for another GNAC tests, a 4:00 pm game at the new conference members the Pride.
Women's Tennis: Albertus Magnus 8, Mount Ida 1
Ginger Boodakian (Burlington, Mass.) earned a 7-5, 6-1 win at first singles, but that was the only point that the Mustangs could snag as they dropped their GNAC opener to the Falcons.
Albertus Magnus squandered just two games in doubles to take a 3-0 lead in the match, and Mount Ida's best threat after Boodakian was #2 singles Molly O'Donnell (Danvers, Mass.), who fell 6-4, 6-1 to Jessica Coughlin at #2 singles.
Next up for the Mustangs (1-3) is a trip to Suffolk next Saturday for a 12:00 pm GNAC showdown.
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