DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. (Sept. 9, 2017) – Powered by a career-high two goals from senior Alexandra Modlinski (Highland Mills, N.Y./Cornwall), the Mercy College women's soccer team earned a 4-1 victory over Nyack College in their home opener on Saturday afternoon at Mercy Field.
The Mavericks (3-1) bounce back from their loss to No. 15 Adelphi on Thursday, while the Warriors (0-5) remain winless on the year.
Modlinski had a team-high four shots on goal, while junior Corinna Ferrante (Patchogue, N.Y./Patchogue-Medford) and sophomore Ally Boots (Yorba Linda, Calif./Esperanza) both added a goal and an assist. Senior Stephanie Escala (Corona, N.Y./Long Island City) and freshman Kaitlyn Denning (Peoria, Ariz./Mountain Ridge) netted assists and freshman Melissa Torres (La Mirada, Calif./La Mirada) played the first half in goal to pick up the win.
Nyack received a goal from Alexia Missett and an assist from Avery Chance. Greta Enloe made six saves in net in a losing effort.
Mercy looked to get back in the win column and would force Enloe to make two saves early on before Ferrante found the back of the net on a long shot from outside the box that put the Mavericks ahead 1-0 in the 16th minute.
The Mavericks continued to apply pressure and forced Enloe to make three more saves and had a shot hit the post in the half, but they could not add on to the lead. The score remained 1-0 heading into halftime with Mercy holding a 10-0 edge in shots.
The second half saw the Mavericks get the scoring started in the 58th minute when Boots scored her fourth goal of the year, off a cross from Escala from the right side, increasing the Mercy lead to 2-0. The Mavericks had another scoring chance in the 62nd minute, but Modlinski hit the post, keeping the score at 2-0.
Modlinski finally found the back of the net in the 76th minute when she received a cross from Ferrante after Ferrante received a touch from Denning, putting Mercy ahead 3-0. The Warriors broke the shutout in the 81st minute when Missett played a long cross from Chance and fired it over the goalkeeper's head to make it 3-1.
The Mavericks put the finishing touches on the win as Modlinski connected off a cross from Boots on a breakaway in the 89th minute to secure Mercy a 4-1 win.
Mercy held a 23-1 edge in shots and a 4-1 advantage in corner kicks.
Head Coach Jonathan Feinstein and the Mavericks resume action on Thursday, September 14th when they play at Wilmington at 4 p.m.