April 17, 2012


RIC Still Searching for First League Victory

Providence, R.I.-Senior attacker Nicky Drolet (Somersworth, NH) scored a team-high five goals as the Rhode Island College women’s lacrosse team fell to the University of Southern Maine, 14-8, in Little East Conference action played at the RIC Lacrosse Field on Tuesday evening.


RIC (2-8, 0-4 LEC) scored first at the 26:22 mark as Drolet ripped one past USM (6-8, 2-1 LEC) sophomore goalkeeper Kimberly Vogel (Sanford, ME) to make it, 1-0. After back-to-back USM goals from junior attacker Shelby Turcotte (Lewiston, ME) and junior attacker Samantha Purcell (Durham, ME) gave the Huskies a 2-1 lead, the Anchorwomen answered right back as senior attacker Molly Voyer (Lincoln, RI) and Drolet each found the back of the net to give the hosts a 3-2 lead.


However, USM responded with three straight goals over the next minute and a half to retake the lead, and soon went into the intermission on top, 7-5. The Huskies would never look back, as they outscored the Anchorwomen, 7-3, in the second half en route to the victory.



 Senior attacker Nicky Drolet


Southern Maine dominated draw controls, holding an 18-6 advantage over Rhode Island College. USM also outshot RIC, 39-28, in the win.


Turcotte led the visitors with five goals and an assist, while sophomore midfielder Jacki Kelly (Brunswick, ME) finished with two goals and two assists. Freshman attacker Julia Pearl (Essex Junction, VT) and sophomore midfielder Rosie Forster (Andover, MA) each netted a pair of goals as well. Forster also corralled a game-high six draw controls, while junior defender Katie Grenier (Oakland, ME) led the Huskies with four ground balls.


Drolet and her five goals led the Anchorwomen offensively, while freshman attacker Jessica Ricci (Hope, RI) finished with a goal and an assist. Voyer and sophomore attacker Ashley Signoriello (Cranston, RI) each tallied to round out the scoring for RIC.


Sophomore goalkeeper Taryn Carbone (Cranston, RI) fell to 2-8 for the year, stopping 14 shots along the way. Vogel made 13 saves and improves to 6-8 on the season.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College hits the road to take on Nichols College on Thursday, April 19 in non-conference action (7 p.m.).