October 19, 2015



Milton, Mass.-The Curry Colonels used five second half goals to race past the Rhode Island College Anchorwomen in women’s soccer team, 5-2, on Monday night.


The Anchorwomen (2-13) and Colonels (12-4) traded chances throughout the first half with RIC freshman goalkeeper Katherine Haley (Hope, RI) and Curry junior Christina Chiofalo (Smithtown, NY) each turning aside numerous shots during the stanza. RIC was able to capitalize in the 40th minute when reigning LEC Rookie of the Week, freshman forward Brittany DeGrooth (Westerly, RI), notched her fifth goal of the season.



 Junior midfielder Jaclyn Greenman


Haley turned aside four shots in the half and Chiofalo stopped two. Shots were even at 6-6 in the stanza, with RIC holding a 2-1 edge in corner kicks.


The second half saw a barrage of action early, with the hosts knotting the game at 1-1 in the 47th minute on a goal by junior midfielder Kelly Parker (Branford, CT). Curry took the lead just five minutes later when sophomore forward Korinna Tsonis (Dartmouth, MA) scored off a feed from junior forward Kaitlyn Lima (New Bedford, MA).


Tsonis would double the Colonels’ lead just 1:35 later when she scored her second goal of the contest for the 3-1 advantage. RIC would answer back just over one minute later when junior midfielder Jaclyn Greenman (Waterford, CT) notched an unassisted marker in the 56th minute.


Curry used a pair of late goals, however, to put the game out of reach, with Lima scoring an unassisted marker in the 86th minute to make the score 4-2 and sophomore midfielder Cassandra Grasso (Wilmington, MA) notching the final goal of the game in the 88th minute off a feed from senior forward Taylor Evans (Middleton, MA) to give the game its 5-2 final.


Haley (1-9) turned aside nine shots in the loss, while Chiofalo (12-4) stopped three in the victory. Curry held a 24-9 advantage in shots for the game, outshooting the Anchorwomen, 18-3, in the second half.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will resume Little East Conference action at home against Eastern Connecticut on Saturday, Oct. 24 (1 p.m.).