Worcester, MA- Worcester State's Mitch Myrthil tallied in the fourth minute and Lancer keeper Jason Barrett posted a shutout in leading the Lancers to a 2-0 victory over MCLA in the MASCAC opener for both teams. The Lancers improve to 3-1 overall and are now 1-0 in the conference.
MCLA falls to 2-4 on the season and are 0-1 in the league.
Myrthil knocked home a pass from Justin Echeverry just four minutes into the game to make it 1-0 WSU in the early stages. While WSU held a slim shot advantage, Myrthil's goal held up at halftime for the Lancer lead.
In the 50th minute, leading scorer Bryan Brasil would connect off a feed from Andre Ipojuca to increase the lead to 2-0. The goal was Brasil's fourth of the week after a hat trick earlier this week. From there, Barrett took over.
Barrett would collect 4 saves to earn the shutout, including a pair of quality saves late in the contest. MCLA actually outshot Worcester State 14-13, many of them coming late in the second half.
Kamron Anderson absorbed the loss for MCLA stopping four shots in defeat.
MCLA will travel to Skidmore on Tuesday for a non league tilt.