April 15, 2017



Providence, R.I.--Junior goalkeeper Julia Eaton (Cumberland, RI) made 20 saves as the Rhode Island College women’s lacrosse team fell to Southern Maine, 17-3, in a Little East Conference contest played at Alumni Field on Saturday afternoon.


RIC (2-7, 0-2 LEC) sophomore attacker Tess Bradley (Tiverton, RI), junior attacker Allison Smedberg (Cranston, RI) and senior midfielder Betsy Heidel (Warwick, RI) each scored in the loss for the Anchorwomen. 


Sophomore midfielder Aliza Jordan (Gorham, ME) led Southern Maine (7-4, 1-2 LEC) with five goals and two assists. Senior attacker Lauren Lessard (Lewistown, ME) notched three goals, while sophomore attacker Kenzie Kidder (Lyman, ME) and sophomore midfielder Colleen Fleming (South Portland, ME) each had two goals in the win.



 Junior attacker Allison Smedberg


Southern Maine held a 42-8 advantage in shots for the contest and registered a 29-22 advantage in ground balls.


Southern Maine raced out to the early lead with five unanswered goals to open the contest, which included a pair from Lassard. Bradley’s free position goal with 22:40 left in the first half made the score 5-1. RIC trailed, 8-3, after Heidel’s unassisted tally with just over seven minutes left in the stanza. The visiting Huskies then controlled the action down the stretch in the first half, scoring four straight to take a 12-3 advantage heading into halftime. USM posted a 29-5 advantage in shots for the first half.


The second half saw the Huskies tack on five more, including three straight from Jordan, to end the game as they cruised to the 17-3 victory.


USM sophomore goalkeeper Miriam Wood (Wakefield, MA) notched five saves in the win for the visitors.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will continue Little East Conference action at Eastern Connecticut on Tuesday, April 18 (4:30 p.m.).