September 27, 2005


Rhode Island College Women’s Soccer Update #3

(6-2 Overall; 1-1 in the Little East Conference)

Providence, RI--Head Coach Ryan Angel’s team is 6-2 overall and 1-1 in the Little East Conference. The Anchorwomen are tied with Plymouth State for fourth place in the LEC.

Anchorwomen Notables

RIC’s 6-2 record is the best eight-game start to a season since the 1999 squad went 7-1 in their first eight contests. The Anchorwomen are currently on their second three-game winning streak of the season.

The Anchorwomen defeated Westfield State, 2-0, on Wednesday, Sept. 21. Sophomore forward Gina Calenda (Warren, RI) and junior forward Erika Haaland (North Dartmouth, MA) each scored goals to lead the Anchorwomen to the non-conference victory. Senior defender Katie Benevides (North Dighton, MA) and sophomore midfielder Michaela Bileau (Woonsocket, RI) each assisted on the goals.

RIC earned its first Little East Conference victory of the season with a 1-0 win at UMass Boston on Saturday, Sept. 24. Michaela Bileau’s goal in the 24th minute was the only scoring of the day. Calenda and sophomore midfielder Krista MacKinnon (Exeter, RI) assisted on the goal.

On a rare Sunday afternoon contest, RIC defeated St. Joseph’s (ME), 2-1, on Sept. 25. The Anchorwomen scored first when junior midfielder Caitlin Gavin (Portsmouth, RI) launched a long shot that eluded the goaltender. After St. Joseph’s tied the game, Haaland headed in a corner kick from MacKinnon in the 70th minute to score the game-winning goal.


Upcoming Games

Wednesday, Sept. 28, home vs. Framingham State, 4 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 1, at UMass Dartmouth, 1 p.m.


The Statistical Leaders




3, Krista MacKinnon, So. (Exeter, RI)

4, Krista MacKinnon, So. (Exeter, RI)

10, Krista MacKinnon, So. (Exeter, RI)

3, Gina Calenda, So. (Warren, RI)

2, Kendra Gerrish, Fr. (N. Stonington, CT)

7, Gina Calenda, So. (Warren, RI)

3, Caitlin Gavin, Jr. (Portsmouth, RI)

Five tied with one assist each

6, Caitlin Gavin, Jr. (Portsmouth, RI)




Goalkeeper Statistics

• Krissie Pyzynski, Fr. (Bristol, CT), eight games, 720 minutes, 6-2 record, 37 saves, 1.50 GAA, .755 save percentage, 3 shutouts.


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