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November 3, 2006

 

2006 Little East Conference Women’s Soccer Tournament
Semifinal Game

Danbury, CT

 

 

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Final

 

#4 Rhode Island College (14-7)

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#1 Western Connecticut (18-1-1)
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COLONIALS ELIMINATE ANCHORWOMEN FROM LEC TOURNEY
Three-goal First Half Leads to RIC’s Demise

Danbury, CT—Fourth-seeded Rhode Island College saw its 2006 Little East Conference Women’s Soccer Tournament Championship hopes end in a 4-0 loss to top-seeded and nationally ranked Western Connecticut. The Anchorwomen, who are 14-7 overall, will turn their attention to a possible bid in the 2006 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) New England Div. III Women’s Soccer Tournament, which will be announced on Monday, Nov. 6.

 

With the win, the Colonials, 18-1-1, advance to the LEC Championship game on Saturday at 2 p.m. Their opponent will be determined following Friday's second semifinal game between second-seeded Eastern Connecticut State University and third-seeded Keene State College.

 

Senior midfielder Jessica Gomes (Wallingford, CT) put the Colonials on the scoreboard just inside 10 minutes with her 12th goal of the season. She was left wide open in the middle of the box following a pass from freshman Nicole Sieber (Newtown, CT). Catherine Nathans (New Fairfield, CT) made it 2-0 when she headed home her record-breaking 21st goal of the season 11:16 into the contest.  Nathans surpassed Nicole Corbin's single-season 20 goals scored during the 2004 campaign. Heather Falzone (Barkamstead, CT) netted her first collegiate goal in the 34th minute to give WestConn a 3-0 bulge heading into intermission. Sieber added an insurance goal in the 60th minute, her fifth tally of the season.

 

                Jenna Cappellieri (Stratford, CT) made one save for the Colonials before yielding to Ashley Griffin (Newington, CT) for the final 30 minutes. Griffin also made one stop. Krissie Pyzynski (Bristol, CT) made 12 saves for the Anchorwomen.

 

The Colonials are ranked fourth nationally in the latest NSCAA Division III Women's Soccer Poll and remained first in New England for the seventh straight week.  It is the highest national ranking for the Colonials in program history. WestConn won the Little East Conference title and appeared in the NCAA Tournament five straight years from 1997 through 2001.