Anchorwomen Edge Hawks, 2-1

 

            Rhode Island College exploded out of the gates, registering two lightning quick goals. First-year midfielder Christina Tavana (Middletown, CT) opened the scoring in just the third minute, as she finished a feed from junior forward Brittney Godbout (Cranston, RI). It was Tavana’s second goal of the season, while Godbout was credited with her fifth helper.

 

            The Anchorwomen continued to apply the offensive pressure, registering the eventual game-winning goal in the 12th minute off the right foot of junior striker Gina Calenda (Warren, RI). Calenda is tied for second on the team in scoring (11 points) and goals (four).

 

            The hosts entered the scoring column in the 74th minute. The goal snapped Rhode Island College’s scoreless streak of 187 minutes and five seconds. Furthermore, the Anchorwomen have featured a stifling defense over the past four games, limiting the opposition to just four goals, including a shutout victory over Southern Maine in the Little East Conference opener on Sept. 16.

 

            Sophomore goaltender Krissie Pyzynski (Bristol, CT) turned back three shots to earn her sixth victory of the season, while Jordanna Budetti made four saves in just one half. Budetti gave way to Jen Garside at the start of the second stanza, and she also stopped four Anchorwomen offerings.

 

            Rhode Island College returns to action at 12 p.m. on Sept. 23, when the Anchorwomen host UMass Boston in conference action.