SAINTS POST 4-0 WIN OVER MUSTANGS
BOSTON, Mass. – Emmanuel College put together its second-straight Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) shutout, notching a 4-0 win over the visiting Mustangs of Mount Ida College on Saturday afternoon at Roberto Clemente Field. The win boosted the Saints ledger to 8-7-2 on the season and 6-2-1 in GNAC action, while the loss dropped the Mustangs to 2-12 overall and 1-8 in league play.
Mount Ida's freshman keeper Rebecca Beaulieu (Weare, N.H.) made nine saves between the pipes for Mount Ida, who were outshot 29-4, including 13-3 in shots on goal.
Senior Darcey Sullivan (Dalton, Mass.) and freshman Courtney Freadman (Richmond, Mass.) scored just 36 seconds apart to give Emmanuel an early 2-0 lead ten minutes into the action. The Saints out-shot the Mustangs 16-3 in the first half and carried the two-goal lead into the break at halftime.
Sullivan would net her second goal of the game and eighth of the season twenty minutes into the second half of play and EC held a 3-0 lead. The goal was the 27th in Sullivan's four-year collegiate career.
With just five minutes remaining in the game, freshman Maggie Carey (Swampscott, Mass.) found classmate Catherine Edmonds (Acton, Mass.) open on the left sideline. Edmonds fired off her shot from deep outside the box and drilled it into the back of the Mustang goal. This was the third goal of Edmond's rookie season.
Emmanuel's sophomore keeper Brenna Smith (Wantagh, N.Y.) earned the win in the cage for the Saints, stopping all three Mustang shots-on-goal, to improve to 4-5 on the season. Junior Abaigeal Thivierge (Bennington, Vt.) replaced Smith in goal for the final fourteen minutes of action and preserved the shutout win for the Saints.
Mount Ida will take the field again next Wednesday, when the Mustangs travel to Norwich University for a 7:15 PM kick-off with the Cadets.
Emmanuel will also return to action on Wednesday, when the Saints travel to West Hartford, Connecticut for a 3:30 PM start with the University of Saint Joseph.