FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

 

October 8, 2008

 

 

 

BIGGS’ GOAL IN THE 56th MINUTE
WINS IT FOR CARDINALS

 

 

 

Providence, RI—Wesleyan freshman Hillary Biggs (West Newbury, MA) was sent in on a breakaway by senior Sam Blank (Chicago, IL) and scored the game-winning goal in the 56th minute to lead the Cardinals past Rhode Island College, 2-1, in collegiate women’s soccer action on Wednesday evening at the RIC Soccer Field.

 

 

 

The Cardinals win for the fourth straight game and improve their record to 6-1-1. The Anchorwomen suffer their 11th defeat (1-11-1) on the season.

 

 

Wesleyan struck first in the 25th minute as sophomore midfielder Cora Lautzee (San Francisco, CA) headed in a corner kick from junior midfielder Taylor Stevenson (Glastonbury, CT).

 

The Anchorwomen netted the equalizer as junior midfielder Christina Tavana (Middletown, CT) beat Wesleyan senior starting goalkeeper Gavi Elkind (San Francisco, CA) with a long-range free kick 4:37 later.

 

Junior Midfielder Christina Tavana

 

After falling behind in the second half, the Anchorwomen had two golden opportunities to tie the game, but sophomore forward Chelsea Creamer’s (Coventry, RI) header was stopped on the goal line during a corner kick and senior forward Kayla Fleming (Pawtucket, RI) was denied on a breakaway by freshman goalkeeper Claire Colton (Montclair, NJ).

 

RIC sophomore goalkeeper Maddie Pirri (Bristol, RI) eight stops in a losing effort (1-11-1). Colton, who came on in the second half, made four saves to earn the win (4-0).

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will resume the Little East Conference schedule at home against Keene State on Saturday, Oct. 11.

 

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