April 11, 2013



Worcester, Mass.-Sophomore attacker Danielle Landon (Wading River, NY) scored twice and pulled down a team-high four draw controls, but the Rhode Island College Anchorwomen fell, 14-9, to Worcester State in collegiate women’s lacrosse action on Thursday evening.


Junior attacker Ashley Signoriello (Cranston, RI) contributed two goals and an assist for three points for the Anchorwomen (4-5). Sophomore attacker Jessica Ricci (Hope, RI) chipped in with two goals and five ground balls. Junior defender Sam Nolte (Cranston, RI) led the way with seven ground balls and three caused turnovers. Classmate goalie Taryn Carbone (Cranston, RI) made 19 saves in the loss (4-5).


RIC held a 2-1 lead after the first 6:20 of action as Landon opened the scoring on a free position goal and Ricci netted an unassisted tally. The Lancers (7-2) ripped off three straight strikes to hold 4-2 advantage with 8:43 left in the opening period.


Signoriello cut the deficit to one, 4-3, 40 seconds later, but WSU scored twice over the last three minutes to go into halftime up by three, 6-3.



 Sophomore attacker Danielle Landon


Worcester came out of the break and rattled off three straight goals in the first 4:31. The Anchorwomen made a run, scoring four times, in a three minute time span to trail, 9-6, with 21:43 remaining. Ricci, Landon, junior midfielder Jessalyn O’Neill (North Providence, RI) and sophomore midfielder Harmony Tillison (Cranston, RI) found the back of the net during the run.


The Lancers scored five more times, while Signoriello and junior midfielder Sophie Kanno (Cranston, RI) tallied for RIC, to close out the game.


WSU held an advantage in shots (41-26), ground balls (46-32) and draw controls (18-8).


WSU sophomore attacker Molly Kilday (Westford, MA) led the way with four goals and two assists for the hosts. Freshman midfielder Jackie Connors (Ashland, MA) registered a hat trick. Senior goalie Alex Chisholm (Brookfield, MA) made nine saves in the win (7-2).


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