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November 12, 2009

 

2009 Rhode Island College Womenís Soccer
Season Summary

(3-12 Overall; 1-6 in the Little East Conference)

Providence, R.I.óHead Coach Mike Koperdaís (Career record: 5-28-1, .162) team finished the 2009 season with a 3-12 overall record and a 1-6 (seventh place tie) mark in the Little East Conference.

 

 

 

Senior midfielder Christina Tavana (Middletown, CT) closed out her four-year career as an Anchorwoman, having played in 66 games, starting 62 of them. She had 16 goals and four assists for 36 career points. Tavana ranks eighth all-time in program history in goals, while placing 12th in points.

 

As a senior in 2009, she played in 15 games starting all of them, and was named Second Team All-Little East Conference. Tavana scored five goals for 10 points on the season. She scored the game-winning goal in the clubís, 1-0, win over Lasell on Oct. 27. Tavana led the team in goals, points and shots (51).

 

As a junior in 2008, Tavana 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.

 

As a sophomore in 2007, she played in 11 games, starting all of them. She had one goal for two points.

 

As a freshman in 2006, she played in 21 games, starting 17 of them. Tavana had three goals and two assists for eight points. She scored her first collegiate goal against Southern Maine on Sept. 16 and added another one just two days later at Roger Williams on Sept. 18.

 

Tavana is a graphic design major and a 2006 graduate of Middletown High School.

 

Junior defender Taylor Barbosa (Fall River, MA) played in 14 games, starting five of them.

 

Junior midfielder/defender Domenica Barsoian (Smithfield, RI) played in 11 games, starting all of them.

 

Junior defender/forward Danielle Cartier (Lincoln, RI) played in 15 games, starting all of them. She had one assist for one point.

 

Junior forward/defender Jess Collinson (West Kingston, RI) played in 14 games, starting all of them. She had two goals and two assists for six points. Collinson was tied for first on the team in assists, while ranking second in both goals and points. She had two goals and an assist in the clubís, 4-3, win over Roger Williams on Sept. 9.

 

Junior midfielder Alicia Lardaro (Peace Dale, RI) played in 15 games, starting nine of them. She had one goal for two points. Lardaro scored her lone goal in the 3-1 loss to Bridgewater State on Sept. 22.

 

Junior goalkeeper Maddie Pirri (Bristol, RI) played in 15 games, starting all of them. She was 3-12 with one shutout, a 3.41 goals against average, 174 saves and a .777 save percentage. Pirri made a season-high 20 saves in the, 5-0, loss to Keene State on Oct. 3. She recorded double-digit save efforts in 10 of the 15 games she saw action in. Her 174 stops were the fourth-most in a season in program history.

 

Junior defender Hilary Plourde (Uncasville, CT) played in 13 games, starting five of them.

 

Sophomore midfielder Jenna Childs (Cranston, RI) played in 12 games, starting all of them. She had one goal, netting the game-winning marker in overtime in the clubís 2-1 win over Plymouth State on Oct. 10, for two points on the season.

 

Sophomore defender Leniza Costa (Pawtucket, RI) played in 11 games.

 

Sophomore midfielder Meagan Pires (Fall River, MA) played in 15 games, starting all of them.

 

Freshman forward/midfielder/defender Alexa DuBrosky (Middletown, NJ) played in six games, starting four of them.

 

Freshman defender Sarah Fagan (West Kingston, RI) played in 15 games, starting all of them.

 

Freshman forward Libby Lazar (Wakefield, RI) played in 15 games, starting all of them. She had one goal, netting the game-winning marker in RICís, 4-3, win over Roger Williams on Sept. 9, for two points on the season. Lazar was second on the team with 24 shots. She also played the second half in goal, making eight saves, in RICís, 5-0, loss to Western Connecticut on Sept. 26.

 

Freshman forward/midfielder Jackie Lima (Westerly, RI) played in 11 games.

 

Freshman forward/midfielder Jennifer Lombardi (Danielson, CT) played in 10 games.

 

Freshman midfielder Alison Massed (Warren, RI) played in 15 games, starting all of them. She recorded two assists, tying for second on the team in that category, for two points on the season.

 

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