Soccer Silenced by MCLA, 2-0
SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. (Sept. 29, 2009) – Powered by senior forward Jess Tietgens, the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts women’s soccer team picked up a 2-0 triumph over non-conference foe Mount Holyoke College this afternoon at the Mount Holyoke Soccer Field. Tietgens scored both goals for the Trailblazers, who found the win column for the sixth time in their last seven outings.
The contest went scoreless until the 38:38 mark, when Tietgens tallied her first goal of the day off an assist from sophomore forward Lauren Ford. Ford got things going with a free kick from the right side that found a streaking Tietgens in the center of the box. After tracking the pass down off a bounce, Tietgens placed a header past Lyons first year goalkeeper Ingibjörg Magnúsdóttir. It proved to be her third match winner of the 2009 campaign.
Tietgens then sealed things with her team leading 11th tally of the season in the 48th minute. The play started with a long lob pass into the box from the right side. After coming off her line to cut the pass off, Magnúsdóttir mishandled the ball, leaving Tietgens with a point blank shot into the vacated net.
Mount Holyoke fell despite a 20-12 edge in the shot column. Sophomore goalkeeper Jen Wehner made eight saves en route to the shutout. Meanwhile, Magnúsdóttir turned away three shots for the hosts.
Both teams will resume their league slates on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Mount Holyoke (1-7-0, 0-1-0 NEWMAC) will visit New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) opponent Wellesley College, while MCLA (6-3-0, 1-1-0 MASCAC) will travel to Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference (MASCAC) foe Salem State College.