NEWTON, Mass. – It has been nine years since the Mount Ida College women's soccer team has beaten Rivier University, but on Wednesday evening at Alumni Field, the Mustangs scored three times in the first half and topped the Raiders 4-0 for their first Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) win of the season.
Bailey Elliot (Tolland, Conn.) had a goal and an assist, and Mount Ida improved to 1-1 in the GNAC and 4-1 overall, already tying for the most wins the team has had since the 2007 season.
Elliot got the scoring started just nine and a half minutes into play when she took a through ball from Lacey Perry (Westport, Mass.) and beat Lauren Goodspeed (Merrimack, N.H.), who made eight saves in defeat for the Raiders (1-3, 0-2 GNAC).
The freshman turned provider less than ten minutes later, finding fellow first year Shannon Kelley (Bellingham, Mass.) on a breakaway.
The upperclassmen joined the party in the 33rd minute, as senior Morgan Rzonca (Bristol, Conn.) delivered one of Mount Ida's seven corner kicks, and classmate Rachel Lambert (Lebanon, Conn.) got her head on the end of it for her first goal of the season.
After the break, sophomore forward Mikayla Lovering (Colchester, Vt.) finished the scoring near the 75 minute mark when she chipped over Goodspeed for her first marker.
The Mustangs begin a two-game Connecticut road swing, starting on Saturday with a 2:30 pm game against Albertus Magnus.
Rivier returns home this Saturday to host Lasell College at 1:00 pm.
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