FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

October 29, 2006

Women’s Soccer Score Report:

Willimantic, CT

 

 

1

2

OT

Final

 

Rhode Island College (13-6, 3-4)

1

0

0

1

 
Eastern Connecticut (12-5-2, 6-1)
0
1
1
2
 

 

ANCHORWOMEN FALL, 2-1, in OT at Eastern Connecticut
Fourth-seeded RIC to Host USM in Upcoming LEC Tournament

Willimantic, CT—Rhode Island College finished the regular season with a 2-1 loss in overtime to Eastern Connecticut. The Anchorwomen fall to 13-6 overall and 3-4 in the Little East Conference, while the Warriors up their record to 12-5-2 overall and 6-1 in the Little East Conference.

 

The Anchorwomen will be the fourth seed in the upcoming 2006 Little East Conference Women’s Soccer Tournament and will host fifth-seeded Southern Maine on Tuesday, Oct. 31. Top-seeded Western Connecticut will host the semifinals and finals on Nov. 3 and 4, respectively.

 

Rhode Island College scored in the fifth minute to take an early lead as freshman midfielder Christina Tavana (Middletown, CT) converted a penalty kick. RIC sophomore goalkeeper Krissie Pyzynski (Bristol, CT) made six saves before leaving the game in the 45th minute with an injured finger. Freshman Kendra DiGiulio (Warwick, RI) came on for the final 38 seconds of the first half and played the remainder of the game.

 

The Warriors evened the contest in the 58th minute as sophomore back Nicole Gaudette (Colchester, CT) shot the ball into the top corner on a free kick from 35 yards out. The game remained deadlocked through regulation, but Eastern Connecticut ended the game 1:54 into the extra session as sophomore forward Kaytee Zielinski (South Windsor, CT) tucked the ball inside the post for the game-winner.

 

DiGiulio took the loss, making one save as her record falls to 2-2. Eastern Connecticut sophomore goalkeeper Megan Gloster (Agawam, MA) made two saves to improve her record to 9-3-2.

 

The Warriors outshot the Anchorwomen, 20-5. Eastern Connecticut has won the past six meetings with RIC and is unbeaten in their last seven contests vs. the Anchorwomen (6-0-1).