September 27, 2003


Womenís Soccer Score Report:

Providence, RI







Southern Maine (3-4-1, 0-2)






Rhode Island College (4-5, 1-1)






GOALS: USM, Devin Edwards, 00:50; RIC, Caitlin Gavin, 12:33; USM, Eva Hanson, 48:49; RIC, Erika Haaland (Elena Sanborn), 77:06; RIC, Caitlin Gavin, 81:47.


SAVES: USM, Marcy Ansley (5); RIC, Melissa Carpentier (2), Jessica Moran (2).


TOTAL SHOTS: USM (13); RIC (19).


Anchorwomen Earn First Conference Win


Providence, RIóThe Rhode Island College Anchorwomen defeated the University of Southern Maine Huskies, 3-2, at home on Saturday, Sept. 27. RIC freshman midfielder Caitlin Gavin (Portsmouth, RI) lofted a shot from 15 yards out that just made it over the head of USM junior goalkeeper Marcy Ansley (Hudson, MA) that proved to be the game-winner with just eight minutes left in the game.


USM sophomore forward Devin Edwards (South Paris, ME) started the scoring by bending a ball past RIC junior goalkeeper Melissa Carpentier (Woonsocket, RI) in the first minute of play to give the Huskies an early, 1-0, lead. The Anchorwomen answered back at the 12-minute mark of the first half when Gavin scored the first of her two goals. USM scored early in the second half on a rebound goal by sophomore forward Eva Hudson (Warner, NH). Neither team could muster scoring chances for much of the second half until RIC freshman forward Erika Haaland (North Dartmouth, MA) received a pass from junior midfielder Elena Sanborn (North Situate, RI) and scored to tie the game, 2-2 with 13 minutes left to play. The Anchormen got on the board again just four minutes later as Gavin scored to send RIC ahead for good at the 81:47 mark.


RICís Carpentier made two saves between the posts but had to be relieved by junior Jessica Moran (Cumberland, RI) in the second half due to injury. Moran stopped two shots in 42 minutes of play. For USM, Ansley made a game-high five saves.


In upcoming action, RIC will host Framingham State on Thursday, Oct. 2 and play at UMass-Boston on Saturday, Oct. 4.