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November 1, 2004

 

Rhode Island College Women’s Soccer Update #9

(10-9 Overall; 2-5 in the Little East Conference)

Providence, RI--Head Coach Ryan Angel’s team finished the 2004 season with a 10-9 overall record and a 2-5 (seventh place) mark in the Little East Conference. The team’s 10 victories were the most in the program’s ten-year history. RIC also posted only its second winning season ever. The 1999 club’s 9-9-1 effort was the only other time RIC women’s soccer finished the season above .500. As a team, RIC set new program records for assists (28) in a season and equaled the most shutouts (seven) in a season.

 

RIC closed out the season with a 1-1 week. The Anchorwomen lost, 3-1, to Amherst on Oct. 26 and defeated LEC foe Plymouth State, 2-1, on Oct. 30.

 

Freshman forward Gina Calenda (Bristol, RI) played in 19 games, starting ten of them. She had three assists, and led the team in goals with 11, and points, with 25. Her 11 goals and 25 points are new program records for a freshman, surpassing Alexis Bouchard’s 2001 rookie campaign of ten goals and 23 points.  Calenda was named the Little East Conference Rookie of the Week once this season.

 

Freshman midfielder Krista MacKinnon (Exeter, RI) played in 19 games, starting 14 of them. She had two goals and seven assists for 11 points. She had an assist in the Anchorwomen’s, 2-1, victory over Plymouth State.

 

Senior forward Elena Sanborn (North Scituate, RI) played in 15 games, starting 12 of them. She had two goals and six assists for ten points. She had the only goal in RIC’s, 3-1, loss to Amherst. Sanborn also notched a goal in the Anchorwomen’s, 2-1, win over Plymouth State.

 

Freshman midfielder Jessica Cardinal (Harrisville, RI) played in 14 games, starting three of them. She had four goals and one assist for nine points. Cardinal was named the Little East Conference’s Rookie of the Week once this season.

 

Freshman midfielder Leah Hayes (Coventry, RI) played in 17 games, starting 14 of them. She had two goals and four assists for eight points. She had an assist in the Anchorwomen’s, 2-1, victory over Plymouth State.

 

Senior goalkeeper Melissa Carpentier (Woonsocket, RI) played in 15 games, starting 13 of them. She had an 8-7 record and 42 saves with a .689 save percentage, a 1.43 goals against average and three shutouts.

 

Sophomore midfielder Caitlin Gavin (Portsmouth, RI) played in 18 games, starting 15 of them. She had five goals and one assist for 11 points.

 

Junior goalkeeper Alex Rothemich (Scituate, RI) played in seven games, starting four of them. She had a 2-2 record, 17 saves and two shutouts with a .586 save percentage and a 2.01 goals against average.

 

Sophomore forward Erika Haaland (North Dartmouth, MA) played in 17 games, starting ten of them. She had four goals and one assist for nine points.

 

Freshman midfielder Michaela Bileau (Woonsocket, RI) played in 19 games, starting 12 of them. She had four goals and two assists for ten points. She had the game-winning goal in the Anchorwomen’s, 2-1, win over Plymouth State.

 

Senior forward Lauren Tomasso (Cranston, RI) played in 17 games, starting 14 of them. She had one assist for one point.

 

Freshman defender Emily Moore (Coventry, RI) played in 16 games, starting six of them.

 

Junior defender Katie Benevides (North Dighton, MA) played in 19 games, starting 16 of them.

 

Freshman defender Mallary Bileau (Woonsocket, RI) played in 18 games, starting 17 of them.

 

Freshman defender Kerry Donahue (Rehoboth, MA) played in 16 games, starting 12 of them.

 

Freshman forward Sarah Hamilton (Cromwell, CT) played in 12 games, starting two of them. She had one goal for two points.

 

Freshman defender Marissa Kielbasinski (Windsor, CT) played in ten games, starting three of them.

 

Freshman forward Ashley Teixeira (Warren, RI) played in 11 games. She had two goals for four points.

 

Freshman defender Jackie Coleman (North Plymouth, MA) played in 19 games, starting 16 of them. She had one goal and one assist for three points.

 

Freshman midfielder Kristie Martins (Harrisville, RI) played in eight games, starting one of them. She had one goal for two points.

 

Senior defender Courtney Gardiner (Warwick, RI) played in nine games, starting three of them.

 

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