FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

September 28, 2017

 

DEGROOTH SCORES IN, 3-1, LOSS AT LESLEY

Cambridge, Mass.-Junior forward Brittany DeGrooth (Westerly, RI) scored the lone goal for the Rhode Island College women’s soccer team as they at Lesley, 3-1, in a non-conference contest on Thursday night.

 

THE BASICS
Rhode Island College 1, Lesley 3
(Rhode Island College 3-6)
(Lesley 7-1-2)

 

 

 Junior forward Brittany DeGrooth

 

HOW IT HAPPENED
• Lesley got on the board first when freshman midfielder Sam Ring (Thousand Oaks, CA) blasted in a shot in the 30th minute for the 1-0 advantage.

• The Lynx scored what would prove to be the game-winning goal at the 41:50 mark when junior midfielder Jordan Mitchell (Sachse, TX) had a one touch into the back of the net after a crossing pass from sophomore midfielder Katelyn Scott (Glendora, CA) for the 2-0 advantage heading into halftime.

• Lesley added an insurance goal in the 57th minute as junior forward Samantha Bessey (Algonquin, IL) scored with an assist from freshman midfielder Julia Cohn (Farmington, CT) for the 3-0 lead.

• DeGrooth put RIC on the board with a penalty kick at the 89:03 mark, but it wouldn’t be enough as Lesley held on for the 3-1 victory.

• RIC sophomore goalkeeper Erica Edwards (North Kingstown, RI) made five saves in the setback.

• Senior goalkeeper Lilly Donovan (Newburyport, MA) notched three stops for Lesley in the victory.

 

BY THE NUMBERS
• Lesley outshot RIC by a 10-4 margin and the Lynx hel a 7-2 advantage in corner kicks for the game.

 

WHO'S NEXT
In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will resume Little East Conference action at UMass Boston on Saturday, Sept. 30 (1 p.m.).

 

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