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April 19, 2012

 

NICHOLS EDGES RIC, 11-10, IN HEARTBREAKER
Drolet & Signoriello Pace Anchorwomen Offense

Providence, R.I.-Senior attacker Nicky Drolet (Somersworth, NH) and sophomore attacker Ashley Signoriello (Cranston, RI) combined for nine goals as the Rhode Island College women’s lacrosse team fell to Nichols College, 11-10, in non-conference action on Thursday evening at Vendetti Field.

 

Nichols improves to 7-7 on the season with the win, while Rhode Island College drops to 2-9.

 

The Bison notched the first four goals of the game, three of them from senior attacker Krista-Jean Forand (Plymouth, MA), to take the early, 4-0, lead. However, the Anchorwomen stormed back with four unanswered goals of their own, two from Drolet and two from Signoriello, to tie the game at four with 14:58 left in the first half.  

 

 

 Sophomore attack Ashley Signoriello

 

After freshman midfielder Alyssa Bufis (Linden, NJ) found the back of the net with 9:56 remaining for Nichols, RIC added back-to-back goals, one from Signoriello and one from freshman attacker Jessica Ricci (Hope, RI), to take a 6-5 lead.

 

Yet, the Bison bounced back with three scores in a row, two of them from freshman attacker Grace Murphy (Montclair, VA), to take an 8-6 lead into the intermission.

 

After Nichols freshman midfielder Sam McMillan (Bridgewater, MA) scored with 26:31 remaining in the second half to give Nichols a 9-6 lead, the Anchorwomen responded with four straight goals over the next eight minutes to take the lead back, the last one coming from Signoriello with 18:09 left to play.

 

Both defenses picked up the intensity through the remainder of the game, until Forand snuck one past RIC sophomore goalkeeper Taryn Carbone (Cranston, RI) with 7:29 on the clock to knot the game at 10.

 

With the game on the line, Bufis took a pass from senior midfielder Emily Yourie (Ellington, CT) with 18 seconds left and scored the game-winning goal to propel Nichols past RIC, 11-10.

 

Carbone (2-9) made seven saves, while senior goalkeeper Danielle Mott (Cranston, RI) improved to 6-5, making 12 saves in the win.

 

Forand led the Bison with five goals, while Murphy and Bufis each finished with a pair of scores. Murphy also tallied five draw controls and three caused turnovers.

 

Aside from five goals from Drolet and four from Signoriello, Ricci posted a goal for RIC while senior midfielder Jenna Childs (Cranston, RI) led the squad with four ground balls and five draw controls.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College hits the road to take on Simmons College on Saturday, April 21 (1 p.m.).

 

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