FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

October 3, 2007

 

Rhode Island College Women’s Soccer Score Report:

Middletown, CT

 

 

1

2

 
Final
 

Rhode Island College (4-5-1)

2

0

 

2

 
Wesleyan (1-7)
0
1
 
1
 

 

JORDAN’S GOALS LIFT RIC PAST CARDINALS, 2-1
Rookie’s First Collegiate Tallies Snap Three-Game Losing Skid

Middletown, CT—Rhode Island College freshman forward Ashley Jordan (North Attleboro, MA) scored the first two goals of her career to pace the Anchorwomen past homestanding Wesleyan, 2-1. It was only the fourth time the two teams have met and RIC is 3-1 to date. The win snaps a three-game losing streak for the Anchorwomen, who improve to 4-5-1 on the season. The Cardinals fall to 1-7 overall.

 

Wesleyan dominated the opening 30 minutes of the contest, registering the first eight shots on goal with freshman goalkeeper Maddie Pirri (Bristol, RI) making one outstanding stop on a point-blank shot 17 minutes into the contest. Jordan cashed in on RIC's initial shot of the contest, receiving a swing pass from the right side by freshman defender Kristina Haughey (Lincoln, RI), dribbling up a bit and pulling back to her right to let a Wesleyan defender run past, then launch a 20-yard shot over Wesleyan goaltender junior Andrea Giuliano into the far corner of the net. The goal came at 31:40.

 

Eight minutes later, Jordan made it 2-0 as senior forward Gina Calenda (Warren, RI) moved down deep on the left and sent a cross in front of the Wesleyan net, which Giuliano got a hand on, but it deflected right to Jordan standing on the doorstep, and she tapped it into the open right portion of the goal. None of the players involved in the RIC scoring started the game.  Wesleyan got one back 14 minutes into the second half. Sophomore Beth Kenworthy took a free kick from 30 yards out, which she chipped up over a wall of RIC defenders onto the head of freshman Cora Lautze. Lautze elevated the ball just enough to tip it over the onrushing RIC goalie. It was the first career goal for Lautze.

 

Wesleyan had a few more good chances to even the count but Pirri, playing just her third game, ended the contest with nine saves. RIC put just four shots on net in the game. Two went in, one was saved by junior Gavi Elkind, who played the second half in goal for Wesleyan, and the other was kicked aside by Wesleyan defender senior Marcia Whitehead during the first half. All seven of Wesleyan's loses this season have come by a one-goal margin.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will play at Keene State on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 1 p.m.

 

 

 Freshman Forward Ashley Jordan

 

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