FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

September 3, 2006

Women’s Soccer Score Report:

Providence, RI

 

 

1

2

 

Final

 

Fontbonne (0-2)

0

0

 

0

 
Rhode Island College (1-0)
1
2
 
3
 

 

RIC TAKES SEASON OPENER, 3-0
Chartier Earns First Win as Anchorwomen Coach

Providence, RI—Rhode Island College opened the season with a 3-0, shutout victory over Fontbonne University in collegiate women’s soccer action on Sunday afternoon. RIC Head Women’s Soccer Coach Denis Chartier earned his first win as a collegiate head coach in the victory.

 

The Anchorwomen hammered the Griffins offensively, outshooting Fontbonne, 29-3. RIC also dominated with a 17-3 advantage in shots on goal.

 

Junior forward Lindsay Laurie (Warwick, RI) scored what proved to be the game-winning goal in the 32nd minute, punching in a junior forward Brittney Godbout (Cranston, RI) shot to give RIC a 1-0 lead.

 

Despite the offensive onslaught, Fontbonne kept RIC off the board until the 79th minute when senior forward Erika Haaland (North Dartmouth, MA) scored on a touch-pass from Godbout inside the box. Junior forward Gina Calenda (Warren, RI) added another insurance goal six minutes later, converting on a freshman midfielder Cristina Tavana (Middletown, CT) pass.

 

Anchorwoman sophomore goalkeeper Krissie Pyzynski (Bristol, CT) made three stops, including a key diving save late in the game, to earn her fifth career shutout.

 

Fontbonne senior goalkeeper Claire Ward (St. Louis, MO) was under constant pressure all afternoon and held RIC to a one-goal lead until late in the second half. Ward made 24 saves in a losing effort. The Griffins, who lost to Curry, 4-0, in the first game of a two-game trip to the Northeast, have not scored through the first 180 minutes of the season.

 

In upcoming action, RIC will play at Johnson & Wales University on Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 3:30 p.m.

 

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