Soccer powers past Bay Path, shoulders loss to Emerson


Five different players added a goal for Mount Holyoke in the soccer team’s 7–1 rout of Bay Path University Tuesday night at home.

Avia Jacobs ’19 scored two quick goals early in the first half thanks to assists from Sara Sanaú Ruiz ’19, giving the Lyons a 2–0 advantage less than five minutes into the match.

Mount Holyoke found their stride again at 20:50, when Dale Leonhart ’19 scored on an assist from Hannah Finn-Erb ’20. Liz Rose ’18 kept the momentum going for the Lyons, scoring just a couple of minutes later on another assist from Finn-Erb.

Finn-Erb found the net herself in the 25th minute with a quick shot at the left post. These three goals, scored in just five minutes, widened the lead to 5–0 for Mount Holyoke.

Jamie Collings ’18 added one more goal for the Lyons before the half was over, firing a shot past Bay Path senior goalkeeper Alma Rizvani on a rebound.

The Wildcats finally got on the scoreboard at the 57-minute mark thanks to a goal from freshman Joanna Feliciano. Feliciano scored on a penalty kick after a foul in the box by the Lyons.

Collings scored again in the second half on an impressive unassisted effort to widen the Lyons’ lead to 7–1.

Lyons goalkeeper Amanda Manaster ’19 earned the win, posting three saves. For Bay Path, Rizvani had seven saves and freshman Caitlyn Esposito had two.

On Saturday afternoon the Lyons took a 2–1 loss to Emerson College. Two Emerson goals less than three minutes apart early in the second half gave the Lions a 2–0 lead with less than half an hour left in the match.

Finn-Erb found the net for the Lyons in the 88th minute on an assist from Cora Melcher ’20 to close the gap to 2–1 before time ran out for Mount Holyoke.

The Lyons have a record of 5–4 and will face MIT in Cambridge on Saturday, Oct. 1. 

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