April 9, 2013



Leicester, Mass.-Junior attacker Ashley Signoriello (Cranston, RI) posted 10 points with five goals and five assists, while sophomore attacker Jessica Ricci (Hope, RI) scored seven goals and added an assist of her own, to lead Rhode Island College to a 16-9 win over Becker College in women’s lacrosse action on Tuesday night at Alumni Field.


The Anchorwomen even their season record at 4-4, while the Hawks fall to 3-8 and see their two-game winning streak come to an end.


Signoriello added four ground balls. Junior midfielder Jessalyn O'Neill (North Providence, RI) contributed two goals and an assist, while junior netminder Taryn Carbone (Cranston, RI) picked up the win (4-4), finishing the night with eight saves



 Junior attacker Ashley Signoriello


For Becker, junior attacker and defending NECC women’s lacrosse player of the week Ashley Mossey (Ballston Lake, NY) had four goals and an assist to lead the way. Junior midfielder Christina Boucher (Pawcatuck, CT) contributed with two goals and four ground balls, while freshman attacker Kailee Ruyack (Beacon, NY) added a goal and an assist. Becker freshman goalkeeper Shelby Wicks (Shaftsbury, VT) tallied 18 saves, setting a new career-high in that regard.


Rhode Island College put pressure on Becker throughout the first half, as the Hawks struggled to clear the ball. The Anchorwomen quickly jumped out to a 5-1 lead, led by three goals from Ricci in the first 12 minutes. Mossey, Boucher and junior attacker Samantha-Jo Dilkes (Little Falls, NJ) each scored for the hosts to cut the lead to two goals at 5-3, but Rhode Island College soon reasserted itself, scoring five consecutive goals, capped off by a strike from Signoriello with 7:57 remaining in the first half.


Both teams fought back and forth in the last eight minutes of the opening period, with the Anchorwomen going into halftime with a 14-6 lead. Signoriello entered the break with four goals and five assists. Rhode Island outshot Becker 30-9 in the first half. Just 57 seconds into the second period, Rhode Island College built on its lead with another goal from Signoriello. The game tightened after that, but Becker could never close the gap.


In total, RIC outshot Becker, 44-21, and held a definitive, 19-8, advantage in draw controls.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will travel to Worcester State on Thursday, April 11 (7 p.m.).