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October 31, 2006

 

2006 Little East Conference Women’s Soccer Tournament
First Round Game

Providence, RI

 

 

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Final

 

#5 Southern Maine (5-13)

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#4 Rhode Island College (14-6)
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THREE FIRST HALF GOALS LEAD ANCHORWOMEN PAST USM
RIC Heads to Semifinal Showdown with Top-seeded Western Connecticut

Providence, RI—Rhode Island College jumped out to a three-goal lead in the first half on its way to a 4-1 win over Southern Maine in first round action of the 2006 Little East Conference Women’s Soccer Tournament. The fourth-seeded Anchorwomen will face top-seeded and nationally ranked Western Connecticut in Danbury on Friday, Nov. 3.

 

Rhode Island College dominated the first half, outshooting the fifth-seeded Huskies, 15-3. Junior midfielder Leah Hayes (Coventry, RI) scored in the fifth minute, netting her first goal of the season to put the Anchorwomen on top, 1-0. Junior midfielder Krista MacKinnon (Exeter, RI) scored what proved to be the game-winning goal in the 17th minute with her first tally of the season. Junior forward Brittney Godbout (Cranston, RI) came off the bench and buried her eighth goal of the season, firing in a sophomore midfielder Kayla Fleming (Pawtucket, RI) shot that had ricocheted off the crossbar.

 

Junior forward Lindsey Laurie (Warwick, RI) chased down a lose ball in the box and lofted a shot into the top corner to give RIC a 4-0 lead in the 77th minute. Despite trailing the entire contest, the Huskies put tremendous pressure on the Anchorwomen during the second stanza. Southern Maine narrowly missed scoring off several set plays and outshot RIC, 16-9, in final frame. Sophomore forward Caitlin Brown (Camden, ME) finally put the Huskies on the scoreboard, bending in a corner kick in the 87th minute, with her team-leading seventh goal.

 

Rhode Island College sophomore goalkeeper Krissie Pyzynski (Bristol, CT) made five saves to improve her record to 12-4.

 

Southern Maine junior goalkeeper Meghan Ibar (Milwaukee, WI) made eight saves as her record falls to 3-6.

 

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