October 8, 2003


Womenís Soccer Score Report:

Providence, RI






Salve Regina (5-8-1)

Rhode Island College (6-6)







GOALS: RIC, Jennifer LeDoux (Alexis Bouchard), 61:54; RIC, Erika Haaland, 79:05.


SAVES: SRU, Alison Smith (8), Nicole Ferreira (1); RIC, Melissa Carpentier (5).


TOTAL SHOTS: SRU (13); RIC (15).


Strong Second Half Lifts Anchorwomen To Victory


Providence, RIóThe Rhode Island College Anchorwomen defeated the Salve Regina University Seahawks, 2-0, at home on Wednesday, Oct. 8. After a scoreless first half of play, RIC got one goal each from freshmen forwards Jennifer LeDoux (Easthampton, MA) and Erika Haaland (North Dartmouth, MA) to give junior goalkeeper Melissa Carpentier (Woonsocket, RI) all she would need and the Anchorwomen a victory.


Neither team found the net through the first half and much of the second half until LeDoux began the scoring in the 62nd minute. RIC junior forward Alexis Bouchard (Warren, RI) took the ball towards goal and had her shot saved by Salve Regina goalkeeper, freshman, Alison Smith (Point Pleasant, NJ). The save, however, caromed off Smith and to the foot of LeDoux who slipped the ball past the goalie and into the net. The Anchorwomen would get an insurance goal 18 minutes later in the 80th minute as Haaland kicked in a ball that was loose in front of the keeper. The goal was her team-leading eighth of the season.


RICís Carpentier made five saves between the posts en route to her third shutout of the year, adding to her all-time RIC best total of 15. Salve Regina used two goalkeepers, Smith played 85 minutes and stopped eight shots while freshman Nicole Ferreira (Tiverton, RI) played the final five minutes, making one save.


With the victory, RIC improves its record to 6-6 while Salve Regina drops to 5-8-1. In upcoming action, RIC will play at UMass-Dartmouth on Saturday, Oct. 11 beginning at 1 p.m.