Rhode Island College dominated play
in the first half with a commanding, 9-1, advantage in shots for the
Junior midfielder Olivia Capraro
(North Providence, RI) had three shots on goal in the first half
for the Anchorwomen, but Becker junior goalkeeper Jordyn Martel
(Chicopee, MA) was up to the task as she made six saves to keep
the game scoreless.
Becker got on the scoreboard less
than two minutes into the second half when freshman midfielder
Marissa Felter (Cheshire, MA) fed a pass to sophomore Kyra
Teixeira (Old Lyme, CT). Teixeira then tallied her fourth goal
of the season, lofting in a shot over the head of RIC freshman
goalkeeper Carissa Gaglione (West Warwick, RI) to give the
Hawks the 1-0 advantage.
RIC answered in the 69th
minute when junior defender Korie DelPrete (Foster, RI) had a
shot that was saved by Martel. Freshman midfielder Brooke Young
(West Warwick, RI) collected the rebound and then sent a pass to
senior midfielder Stephanie Ricci (Smithfield, RI) who then
blasted in a shot from five yards out to knot the score at 1-1.
With time running down in
regulation, Ricci controlled the ball at midfield and sent a through
ball to DeGrooth. DeGrooth then found the back of the net from 20
yards out for her fourth goal of the season, which propelled RIC to
the 2-1 victory.
Gaglione made one save for the
hosts, while sophomore goalkeeper Erica Edwards (North Kingstown,
RI) picked up the win in net for the Anchorwomen, her first
victory of the season. Martel notched seven saves for Becker in the