HOW IT HAPPENED
• Eastern Connecticut controlled the action early and got on the
scoreboard at the 21:37 mark when senior midfielder MacKenzie
Reimondo (Portland, CT) controlled the ball on the far sideline
near midfield and started a breakaway. Senior forward Emily
Becher (Brooklyn, CT) then slipped in a shot from 15 yards out
that eluded RIC sophomore goalkeeper Erica Edwards (North
Kingstown, RI) for her second goal of the season to put the
Warriors up 1-0.
• ECSU outshot RIC by a 22-2 margin
in the first half, which included several from Becher down the
stretch, but couldn’t capitalize. Edwards was equal to the task,
making 10 saves in the stanza to keep the score just 1-0 heading
• The visiting Warriors added an
insurance goal early in the second half when senior midfielder Maggie
Boddington (Stratford, CT) sent a corner kick into the box.
Senior defender Krista Petersen (Wallingford, CT) then got
off a header that hit the crossbar, but junior midfielder Hannah
Goodale (Coventry, CT) was there to put home the rebound for her
first goal of the season at the 49:15 mark.
• Becher’s second goal of the game,
with an assist coming from Reimondo, in the 68th minute
capped off the scoring to lead to the 3-0 win for Eastern
• Edwards made 13 saves for RIC,
while junior goalkeeper Kayla Labrecque (Westhampton, MA) and
sophomore Erin Collins (Millis, MA) were untested in the
shutout win for the visitors.