LONGMEADOW, Mass.- Bay Path took a hard 6-0 loss against Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in NCAA Division III women's soccer action today at Ryan Field. The MCLA Trailblazers were led by junior forward Jess Tietgens (Stamford, Vt.) with two goals and junior midfielder Danielle Parenteau (Southampton, Mass.) with one goal and two assists.
Despite the tough loss, Wildcat senior goalkeeper Samantha Gunseth (Swanzey, N.H.) had 15 saves for her 90 minutes of play. Gunseth now has 123 saves for the season with a .745 save percentage.
The Trailblazers' started off the scoring in the 19th minute with junior forward Harmony McGorman (Orleans, Mass.) struck first off a pass from the corner by Parenteau deflecting off the post into the back of the net.
Tietgens then scored the second goal off a penalty shot awarded after Gunseth fouled her in the box.
Parenteau then did some scoring of her own for the Trailblazers third goal at 47:31 in the second half. The assist came from freshman midfielder Lindsay Borbolla (Greenwich, N.Y). Borbolla netted the fourth goal dribbling the ball from the corner and driving past Gunseth for thee unassisted shot.
Tietgens and Parenteau would team up again on the fifth goal at the 68th minute of play. The final goal came in the 76th minute off a pass inside by key reservist freshman midfielder Shannon Maloney (Cheshire, Mass.) to her fellow non-starter sophomore midfielder Jackie Nash (Norton, Mass.) who sliced the ball in the back of the net.
Bay Path freshman forward Katelyn Dupuis (Chicopee, Mass.) had two shots, one on goal for the Wildcats.
Trailblazer's starting keeper Cece VonTiesenhausen-Hush (Arlington, Vt.) shared the shut-out with freshman Kate Tsapatsaris (Peabody. Mass.). Tsapatsaris had one save.
MCLA is now 8-3 overall while Bay Path is now 1-9 on the season. Bay Path will host cross town NECC rival Elms College Saturday, October 10 at 2:00 p.m.