April 22, 2017




Danbury, Conn.--Senior midfielder Betsy Heidel (Warwick, RI) and sophomore attacker Tess Bradley (Tiverton, RI) scored as the Rhode Island College women’s lacrosse team dropped a Little East Conference game, 17-2, to Western Connecticut at The Westside Athletic Complex on Saturday afternoon.


RIC (2-10, 0-4 LEC) sophomore goalkeeper Julia Eaton (Cumberland, RI) made seven saves in a losing effort (2-10).


Western Connecticut (8-6, 2-2 LEC) junior midfielder Olivia Kosilla (Ellington, CT) tallied a game-high nine points on the strength of three goals and six assists.


Rookie attacker Brooke Baldelli (New Fairfield, CT) chipped in with a game-high four goals and an assist, while senior midfielder Destinee Carey (New Milford, CT) added a hat trick for the Colonials.



 Sophomore attacker Tess Bradley


The hosts drew first blood when Carey found the back of the net after a draw control win from Kosilla (who finished 18-of-21 from the circle) less than 20 seconds into the contest. Moments later, Carey netted her team-high 50th goal of the season off yet another feed from Kosilla. Carey then notched the hat trick, giving WestConn an early 4-0 lead.


RIC countered on a Bradley score. The Colonials answered back with another four-goal spurt. Sophomore midfielder Lauren Bradshaw (Bethel, CT) rounded out the run with a goal after taking a pretty pass from Kosilla, widening the margin to 8-1.



 Senior midfielder Betsy Heidel


The Anchorwomen cut the deficit to 8-2 on Heidel’s goal before the Colonials retaliated with the final five goals of the first half, seizing a 13-2 lead at the break. It was all WestConn in the second half. Rookie attacker Rachel Genua (Washington, CT) scored a pair of goals, while sophomore Molly Gallagher (Bethel, CT) netted her first goal of the year, en route to the league win.


Senior goalkeeper Missy O’Donnell (Bridgeport, CT) recorded three saves and improved to 6-8 overall for the Colonials.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will continue Little East Conference action at Plymouth State on Sunday, April 23 (1 p.m.).