Mount Ida Overwhelmed by Albertus Magnus in GNAC Affair
New Haven, Conn. -- Briana Tomaselli (Warwick, R.I.) scored in the 70th minute to prevent a shutout but Mount Ida suffered a 6-1 loss at Albertus Magnus on Wednesday afternoon in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) women's soccer action.
Shelley Mirmina (Milford, Conn.) scored a hat trick for the Falcons, who took a 3-0 lead within the first ten minutes of play at Celentano Field.
The Mustangs broke the shutout in the 70th minute on an impressive goal from Tomaselli, who beat the central defender on the right side and then beat the keeper far post on the ground.
Mount Ida had five shots on goal, and the shots totals were just 11-10 in favor of the Falcons, but Mirmina had two goals and an assist in that first flurry of offense and Albertus Magnus had an early cushion.
It only took 1:05 for the Falcons to strike on their first goal. Amanda Roke (Cheshire, Conn.) knocked a header to Mirmina who took a touch and ripped a shot on the ground. The shot was deflected by a defender and rolled just inside the near post.
Three minutes later, Mirmina crossed the ball on the ground to freshman midfielder Danielle Polvan (East Haven, Conn.) who hit the ball one time into the top netting.
In the 10th minute Mirmina struck again, dangling a defender on the left side and beating her to the goal line just inside the 18 yard line. Mirmina took a shot from a very acute angle but snuck it over the goalkeepers head and into the side netting.
Polvan would go on to score in each half of the game, and Gabrielle Roberts (Plymouth, Conn.) collected her first goal of the year in the 28th minute, putting home her own rebound.
In the 53rd minute, Mirmina capped her stellar day by completing her hat trick, and she now has six goals of the year.
Mount Ida (1-8, 0-4 GNAC) will be on the road again this weekend when they travel to Anna Maria for a 1:00 pm conference game on Saturday.
The Falcons improve their record to 3-1 in the GNAC and 6-3-2 overall. They look to improve their record this weekend when they host Saint Joseph's College (Maine).