FIELD HOCKEY: Anna Maria falls to Mount Ida in GNAC contest
-Score: Mount Ida College 4, Anna Maria College 1
-Records: Anna Maria (3-10, 1-4 GNAC), Mount Ida (7-5, 2-3 GNAC)
-Location: Paxton, Mass. (AMCAT Field)
- The Lead: Freshman Ema Atherton (Sanbornton, N.H.) tallied a goal and three assists Saturday morning to lead Mount Ida College to a 4-1 victory over Anna Maria College in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference field hockey game at AMCAT Field. Junior Sarah Hemstock (Northford, Conn.) added a pair of goals in the win for the Mustangs.
How It Happened:
-Hemstock opened the scoring for the visitors 12 minutes into the game when she took a pass from Atherton and shot it into the cage for the first of her two goals in the game.
-Anna Maria tied the game at 1-1 early in the second half when sophomore Anne Melanson (Grafton, Mass.) bunted the ball out of midair and past the goalie after a cross by sophomore Allyson Shaw (Holden, Mass.) It was Melanson's third goal of the season.
-The Mustangs came back to take the lead for good less than a minute later when Atherton collected a loose ball off an AMCAT defender and knocked home her first goal of the season, and the eventual game-winner.
-Atherton assisted on the final two Mustang goals. She set up Hemstock for her second of the game after a penalty corner in the 57th minute, and assisted freshman Megan Jusell (Cape Cod, Mass.) for her second of the season in the 62nd minute.
Inside the Numbers
-Hemstock is second on the team with 13 goals this season.
-Atherton entered the game with just one assist on the season.
-The Anna Maria defense kept Mount Ida leading scorer Lexi Minicucci (Westfield, Mass.) off the scoresheet.
-Sophomore Grace Ryan (Livermore Falls, Maine) made three saves to earn the win for the Mustangs.
-Mount Ida finished with a 12-5 advantage in shots and an 8-5 margin in penalty corners.
The AMCATS continue their four-game home stand on Thursday, Oct. 12, with a non-conference match-up against Bay Path College (4:00 p.m.) The Mustangs play a non-conference home game Wednesday, Oct. 5, vs. Colby-Sawyer College (4:00 p.m.)
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