April 7, 2012



Danbury, Conn.-Despite four goals from freshman attacker Jessica Ricci (Hope, RI), the Rhode Island College women’s lacrosse team fell to Western Connecticut State University, 20-9, in Little East Conference action on Saturday afternoon played at The WAC.


The Colonials (6-3, 2-0 LEC) raced out to a 14-3 advantage at intermission and never looked back over the final 30 minutes.



 Freshman attacker Jessica Ricci


Despite the decisive margin of defeat, Rhode Island College (1-6, 0-2 LEC) was outshot just, 30-26, in the loss, while also holding a 20-11 advantage in draw controls.


Senior attacker Nicky Drolet (Somersworth, NH) and sophomore attacker Ashley Signoriello (Cranston, RI) each contributed two goals and an assist.


Senior attacker Molly Voyer (Lincoln, RI) tallied a goal, while sophomore midfielder Jessalyn O’Neill (North Providence, RI) notched a pair of assists.


Western junior attacker Nicole Perrone (Brookfield, CT) finished with six total points after netting five goals and an assist for the hosts.


Junior attacker Devon Edwards (Islip, NY), Western’s leading scorer on the season, added four goals and three assists, while senior attacker Kaitlyn Arconti (Danbury, CT) added a hat trick and one assist. Sophomore midfielder Hyla Costello (Southington, CT) and junior midfielder Emily Brooks (Kingston, NY) lit the lamp twice each for the Colonials.


Sophomore goalkeeper Karli Portnoy (Sea Cliff, NY) made seven saves for Western and improved her record to 6-3 on the year. RIC sophomore netminder Taryn Carbone (Cranston, RI) turned away five of the Colonials' 30 shot attempts and falls to 1-6 on the season. 


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Worcester State on Thursday, April 12 (4 p.m.).