FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

April 1, 2015

 

ANCHORWOMEN FALL TO WARRIORS, 21-10, IN LITTLE EAST CONFERENCE OPENER

Mansfield, Conn.-Senior attackers Jessica Ricci (Hope, RI) and Danielle Landon (Wading River, NY) combined for seven goals as the Rhode Island College women’s lacrosse team suffered a 21-10 defeat to Eastern Connecticut in the Little East Conference opener for both clubs on Wednesday afternoon.

 

The Warriors (3-6, 1-0 LEC) jumped out to a 3-0 lead with goals by three different players. Ricci tallied a strike with 26:32 left in the half to put the Anchorwomen (0-6, 0-1 LEC) on the board, but another trio of goals by the Warriors made the score 6-1 with 18:32 left in the half.

 

Ricci scored 13 seconds later, but Eastern responded with six straight goals to take a 12-2 lead. Goals from Ricci and sophomore attacker Betsy Heidel (Warwick, RI) made the score 12-4 entering the half.

 

 

 Sophomore attacker Betsy Heidel

 

Sophomore Paige Schneider (East Lyme, CT) opened the second half by notching two goals off passes from senior Meg Eremita (South Windsor, CT) to give Eastern a commanding, 16-4, advantage with 24:43 remaining. The Anchorwomen, keyed by a pair of Landon goals, scored four of the last five goals in the contest, but it wouldn’t be enough as the Anchorwomen dropped their sixth game of the year.

 

Freshman Alasondra Apici (Providence, RI) notched eight saves in the setback, while sophomore goalkeeper Taylor Emmerson (Colchester, CT) turned away five in the victory for the hosts.

 

 In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will continue Little East Conference action at home against Western Connecticut on Saturday, April 4 (1 p.m.).

 

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