HOW IT HAPPENED
• Johnson & Wales got on the board early when junior forward Deja
Hursey (Columbia, MD) blasted in a shot from five yards out
after receiving a crossing pass from sophomore midfielder Cat
Nolan (Center Moriches, NY). The goal was the 19th of
the season for Hursey.
• Rhode Island College had its best
scoring opportunity of the first half when a shot from junior
midfielder Elena Couto (Coventry, RI) bounced off the
crossbar in the 32nd minute to keep the score at 1-0.
• The visiting Wildcats extended
their lead to 2-0 in the 34th minute when Hursey went on
a breakaway after a long over the top pass from junior midfielder
Kali Trunca (Litchfield, NH) and put in a shot from 15 yards out
for her second goal of the contest and 20th on the year.
• Johnson & Wales took the two-goal
lead heading into halftime after outshooting RIC by a 10-9 margin.
• Hursey notched a hat trick for the
game just 17 seconds into the second half when she buried a shot
from 10 yards out after a feed from sophomore midfielder Molly
McCormack (Livingston, NJ).
• The Anchorwomen had another solid
scoring chance when senior midfielder Stephanie Ricci
(Smithfield, RI) hit the crossbar from 35 yards out on a free
kick in the 57th minute. The rebounded shot from junior
forward Brittany DeGrooth (Westerly, RI) was blocked by a JWU
defender to keep it a 3-0 deficit for the hosts.
• RIC sophomore goalkeeper Erica
Edwards (North Kingstown, RI) made three saves, while freshman
goalkeeper Carissa Gaglione (West Warwick, RI) also saw time
in net, in the loss for the Anchorwomen.
•Sophomore goalkeeper Colleen
Lynch (New Milford, CT) recorded five stops an freshman Jenn
Warnicke (Portage, MI) turned away three offerings, for JWU in the win.