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August 18, 2009

 

2008 Rhode Island College Womenís Soccer
Season Summary

(2-16-1 Overall; 1-5-1 in the Little East Conference)

Providence, R.I.óHead Coach Mike Koperdaís (Career record: 2-16-1, .132) team finished the 2008 season with a 2-16-1 overall record and a 1-5-1 (seventh place) mark in the Little East Conference.

 

 

 

Senior defender Kayla Fleming (Pawtucket, RI) closed out her three-year career as an Anchorwoman having played in 61 games, starting 36 of them. She totaled five goals and six assists for 16 points.

 

As a senior in 2008, she played in 19 games, starting all of them. Fleming had three goals and two assists for eight points. She was tied for second on the team in assists and was third in both goals and points.

 

As a junior in 2007, Fleming played in 20 games, starting 15 of them. She had one assist for one point.

 

As a sophomore in 2006, she played in 22 games, starting two of them. She had two goals and three assists for seven points. She netted her first collegiate goal in a 9-0 win over UMass Boston on Sept. 23, while registering a career-high three points with a goal and an assist in a 3-2 win over Salem State on Oct. 24.

 

Prior to coming to RIC, Fleming attended the University of Hartford in 2005-06.

 

She is an elementary education major with a concentration in special education and a 2005 graduate of Tolman High School.

 

Junior midfield/forward Danielle Gelinas (Dayville, CT) played in 19 games, starting 15 of them. She had one goal, the game-winner, in RICís, 4-0, win over Pitt.-Bradford on Aug. 30.

 

Junior midfielder Christina Tavana (Middletown, CT) was named Second Team All-Little East Conference. She played in 19 games, starting all of them. Tavana had seven goals and two assists for 16 points. She led the club in goals and points, while tying for second in assists. Tavana was named the teamís MVP and was named the Little East Conference Offensive Player of the Week once. She netted the teamís game-winning goal in the season finale, 2-0, win over Southern Maine on Nov. 1.

 

Sophomore midfielder Rebecca Corregan (Mendham, NJ) played in 19 games, starting all of them.

 

Sophomore forward/midfield Chelsea Creamer (Coventry, RI) played in 17 games, starting 16 of them. She had four goals and four assists for 12 points on the season. Creamer led the team in assists, while ranking second in both goals and points.

 

Sophomore forward Kristina Haughey (Lincoln, RI) played in 11 games, starting nine of them, before an injury sidelined her for the remainder of the campaign. Haughey had one goal for two points.

 

Sophomore midfield/defense Alicia Lardaro (Peace Dale, RI) played in 19 games, starting 18 of them. She had one goal for two points, netting her first collegiate marker vs. Bridgewater State on Sept. 23.

 

Sophomore goalkeeper Maddie Pirri (Bristol, RI) played every minute in net for the Anchorwomen this fall. She played in 19 games, starting all of them. Pirri was 2-16-1 with a 2.97 goals against average, 149 saves and a .723 save percentage in 1,730 minutes. She earned two shutout victories on the year, helping RIC blank Pitt.-Bradford, 4-0, on Aug. 30 and with a 10-save effort in the Anchorwomenís, 2-0, win over LEC rival Southern Maine in the season finale on Nov. 1. Pirri reached double digits in saves on seven occasions this fall, making a season-high 14 stops vs. Bridgewater State on Sept. 23.

 

Sophomore defender Hilary Plourde (Uncasville, CT) played in 19 games, starting 16 of them.

 

Freshman midfield/forward Brittany Caldwell (Warwick, RI) played in 17 games, starting five of them. She totaled two goals for four points. Caldwell was fourth on the team in goals and points. She scored her first collegiate goal vs. Westfield State on Oct. 21.

 

Freshman defender Jenna Childs (Cranston, RI) played in 17 games, starting 11 of them.

 

Freshman midfield/forward Vanessa DiDomenico (Wrentham, MA) played in 17 games, starting two of them. She recorded one assist for one point.

 

Freshman midfield/forward Allison Frasco (Southwick, MA) played in three games, starting one of them.

 

Freshman defender Claire Harris (Atlanta, GA) played in 19 games, starting all of them.

 

Freshman midfield/forward Jessica Lane (Clinton, CT) played in eight games, starting one of them.

 

Freshman defender Danielle Martino (Coventry, RI) played in 17 games, starting three of them.

 

Freshman defender Liz Moniquila (Cranston, RI) played in seven games, starting one of them.

 

Freshman midfielder Meagan Pires (Fall River, MA) played in 19 games, starting 16 of them.

 

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