Baker leads MCLA women's soccer to 3-1 win over NVU-Johnson

Baker leads MCLA women's soccer to 3-1 win over NVU-Johnson

North Adams, MA- MCLA's Kayla Baker scored a goal and assisted on another to lead the Trailblazers to a 3-1 win over Northern Vermont University-Johnson at Shewcraft Field.  MCLA moves to 4-8 on the season while the Badgers drop to 7-6 overall.

Lauren Mangiardi got the scoring started in the 6th minute of play.  She tallied her fifth goal of the season off a nice feed from Baker for an early 1-0 lead.  Baker would get her first goal of 2018 in the 12th minute as she ripped a shot from just outside the 18' to increase the lead to 2-0.

The Trailblazers added another tally just before halftime when Caitlyn Maloney knocked home a cross from Cetera Moore giving the hosts a commanding 3-0 advantage heading into halftime.  MCLA owned a decisive 16-2 lead in shots over the opening 45 minutes of play.

Neither team would tally until the final seconds when NVU-Johnson was awarded a penalty kick.  Kelsey Cauchon knocked it home with just 40 seconds remaining to slice the lead to 3-1, but it was too little too late for the Badgers.

MCLA ended with a sizable 28-4 shot advantage over the Badgers.  Megan Richardson earned the win in goal for the Trailblazers.

MCLA is back in action on Friday night when they host Fitchburg State at 6pm.