RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE DOWNS CORSAIRS IN OT

Saturday, 1 October 2005

 

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-Former Dartmouth High School forward Erika Haaland scored less than a minute into overtime to give Rhode Island College a 1-0 victory over the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth women’s soccer team in a Little East Conference match at Cressy Field Saturday afternoon.

 

Haaland’s shot, 45 seconds into overtime, ended a scoreless match on homecoming weekend. It was the only shot of the overtime period.

 

The Corsairs, who out shot the Anchorwomen, 12-6 in the second half, had a 21-16 shot advantage for the game. Sophomore goalkeeper Shawna Howell (Uxbridge, MA) made 12 saves for UMass Dartmouth, while Krissie Pyzinski made 14 saves for RIC.

 

“We played a much more aggressive game in the second half than we did in the first half,” said UMass Dartmouth Assistant Coach Sarah Bourque. “We just didn’t put the ball in the back of the net. We didn’t come out strong at the start of the game, but we controlled play for a good 25 to 30 minutes in the second half.”

 

The Corsairs fell to 3-7 and 0-3 in LEC play with the defeat. The Anchorwomen improved to 7-2 and 2-1 in the Little East. UMass Dartmouth will return to action when they visit UMass Boston next Saturday.

 

RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE 1, UMASS DARTMOUTH 0 OT

 

RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE 0          0          1-1

UMASS DARTMOUTH                     0          0          0-0

 

1,RIC, Erika Haaland (unassisted) 90:45

 

SHOTS: RIC 16, UMD 21. SAVES: Krissie Pyzinski, RIC, 5, Shawna Howell, UMD, 12. CORNER KICKS: RIC 5, UMD 5. FOULS: RIC 9, UMD 5. OFFSIDE: RIC 1, UMD 0.