FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

October 23, 2006

Women’s Soccer Score Report:

Providence, RI

 

 

1

2

 

Final

 

Salem State (6-9-1)

1

1

 

2

 
Rhode Island College (13-5)
3
0
 
3
 

 

RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE STOPS LOSING STREAK AT THREE
Fleming & Haaland Lead RIC Offense in Win Over Salem State

Providence, RI—Rhode Island College sophomore midfielder Kayla Fleming (Pawtucket, RI) scored a goal and assisted on the game-winner, while senior forward Erika Haaland (North Dartmouth, MA) registered two helpers, as the Anchorwomen downed Salem State, 3-2, on Senior Day. The win stopped a three-game losing streak for the Anchorwomen, while the Vikings suffer their fourth consecutive loss.

 

Salem State junior forward Vanessa Lima (Boxford, MA) scored her team-leading ninth goal in the 20th minute, shooting a senior forward Jillian Rae (South Boston, MA) pass into the open net.

 

Rhode Island College came back to score three unanswered goals in a 14-minute stretch to take the lead. Junior forward Lindsay Laurie (Warwick, RI) registered her sixth goal of the season, burying a Haaland pass in the 26th minute. Six minutes later, the Anchorwomen unleashed a flurry of shots in the penalty box at Salem State senior goalkeeper Christine Madden (Weymouth, MA), who was finally beaten by Fleming in the 32nd minute. Fleming set up junior forward Gina Calenda (Warren, RI) for what proved to be the game-winning goal in the 40th minute.

 

The Vikings made things interesting late in the final frame when junior forward Cerissa Grasso (Lynnfield, MA) scored on a pass from sophomore midfielder Keira Lyons (Salem, MA) in the penalty box, but Salem State would get no closer.

 

RIC freshman goalkeeper Kendra DiGiulio (Warwick, RI) made five saves to up her record to 2-1. Madden made eight saves as her record falls to 2-3.

 

The Anchorwomen improve to 13-5, while Salem State falls to 6-9-1.

 

In upcoming action, RIC will play at Eastern Connecticut on Saturday, Oct. 28 in the regular season finale. The 2006 Little East Conference Women’s Soccer Tournament begins on Tuesday, Oct. 31.

 

Seniors Erika Haaland and Caitlin Gavin celebrate Senior Day with their families.