Sophomore forward Matt Mueller (Cheshire, Conn.) scored his third goal of the season as the Albertus Magnus College men's soccer team defeated visiting Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) opponent Mount Ida College on Monday afternoon.
Albertus held a 15-3 shot advantage in the opening half along with a 7-1 edge in corner kicks. Sophomore forward Alex Zapata (Hamden, Conn.) played a corner kick then dummied the ball to Mueller who found the back of the net in the 34th minute for the only goal of the afternoon.
The second half proved to be closer for Mount Ida as Albertus held the slight 9-8 shots edge while Mount Ida held the edge in corner kicks 3-2. Albertus Magnus freshman goal keeper Adam Miedzinski (Hamden, Conn.), filling in for the usual Griffin Volta (Orange, Conn.) managed his first career shutout as he stoped all seven shots he faced to preserve the 1-0 victory. Senior Mount Ida College keeper Mat Pils (Monroe, Conn.) played very well in goal stopping 11 shots including a few sepctactular point-blank saves during the contest.
Albertus Magnus improves to 10-3-2, 4-1-1 GNAC while Mount Ida College drops to 6-6-1, 3-2-1 GNAC. The Falcons return to action on Friday when they travel to Anna Maria College in Paxton, Mass. for a 5:00 p.m. kick-off.