FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

March 7, 2017

 

BRADLEY NETS FOUR IN
SEASON-OPENING, 17-5, LOSS TO MOUNT IDA

Clermont, Fla.--The Rhode Island College women’s lacrosse team opened the 2017 season with a 17-5 setback against Mount Ida at the National Training Center on Tuesday afternoon.

 

Sophomore attacker Tess Bradley (Tiverton, RI) led the way for Rhode Island College (0-1) with four goals in the setback.

 

Sophomore midfielder Alyssa Kelly (Lee, MA) paced Mount Ida (3-0) with six goals and two assists, while junior attacker Hayley Napier (Fairhaven, MA) added five goals in the win for the Mustangs.

 

 

 Sophomore attacker Tess Bradley

 

RIC jumped out to the early 2-0 lead after a pair of goals from Bradley less than a minute apart in the opening stages of the contest. Mount Ida then tallied the next eight goals, including the game-winner from Kelly on a free-position shot with 14:38 left in the first half, to make the score 6-2. The Mustangs held a 10-3 advantage heading into halftime.

 

It was more of the same in the second half as Napier tallied four goals in the stanza to lead Mount Ida to the victory.

 

Sophomore goalkeeper Julia Eaton (Cumberland, RI) notched 22 saves in the setback for RIC, while freshman goalkeeper Jessica Henry (Wilbraham, MA) picked up the win with five saves for Mount Ida.

 

The Mustangs held a 53-16 advantage in shots, led 41-25 in ground balls and in draw controls, 12-11.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will battle Oneonta State on Thursday, March 9 (10 a.m.) at the Disney Wide World of Sports Complex.

 

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