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Mangiardi Hat Trick Lifts MCLA Women
09:33PM / Thursday, October 04, 2018
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ONEONTA, N.Y. -- Taconic graduate Lauren Mangiardi netted a hat trick and Kate Mancini added a pair of goals as the MCLA women's soccer team cruised past Cobleskill, 6-1, Wednesday.
Mancini opened the scoring in the 18th minute as she scored an unassisted goal for her first of the season. Ten minutes later, Mangiardi collected a Caitlyn Maloney feed and deposited in the goal to make it 2-0. She then connected on a blast from 30 yards out just 25 seconds later to give MCLA (3-7) a 3-0 lead.
The Fighting Tigers (4-7) got one back on Leigha LaTourette's goal in the 38th minute, but MCLA would go into halftime with a commanding 3-1 edge.
Mancini and Mangiardi would put the game out of reach when they scored just a minute apart from each other to increase the lead to 5-1.  Hannah Van de Water would add a goal in the 73rd minute to complete the scoring.
Hoosac Valley's Megan Richardson earned the win in net for the Trailblazers stopping four shots.
The Trailblazers will head to Framingham State on Saturday morning as they seek their third straight win.
Men's Soccer
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- The visiting Southern Vermont men's soccer team got a goal from Nikolas Joseph in the 51st minute and held off the MCLA Trailblazers 1-0 Wednesday evening at Shewcraft Field.
MCLA (0-9-1) outshot the Mountaineers 8-3 in the opening half 8-3, but neither team could light up the scoreboard. It didn't take SVC (2-10) long in the second half to take the lead.
MCLA turned over the ball over at midfield and Osman Padilla sent a pass up ahead to Joseph. He converted his fourth goal of the season to give SVC the 1-0 edge. The Mountaineers only surrendered five shots to the Trailblazers in the second half as they held on for the victory.
Sean Bradshaw took the loss for MCLA, collecting saves.
The Trailblazers are back in action on Friday at Shewcraft Field when they host the Framingham State Rams at 6 p.m.
Women's Volleyball
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- The visiting Sage College volleyball team received 14 kills, 23 assists, and nine digs from Wahconah graduate Emma Parkington as they held off the hard charging MCLA Trailblazers, 3-2, Wednesday at the Amsler Campus Center Gym.
Sage (5-13) took a 2-1 lead after sets of 25-18, 20-25, and 25-17 and seemed in control. From there, the Trailblazers (6-10) mounted a rally. They trailed in the fourth set 22-18 but rallied behind the serving of Celine Manigbas to earn a hard fought 27-25 and force the deciding set. MCLA once again jumped out to an early lead, but Sage rallied behind Parkington to put the match away at 15-11.
Parkington did it all for the Gators, notching her 14 kills on 44 attacks. She added a pair of solo blocks and four block assists as well. 
MCLA was led by Wahconah grad Sara LaFreniere. The junior added season best totals of 16 kills and 17 digs.  Lee High alumna Ahna Schlaefer had the best game of her young career, notching 10 kills.
MCLA will host a tri match on Saturday beginning at 11 a.m.
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