October 25, 2005


Rhode Island College Women’s Soccer Update #7

(10-4 Overall; 3-1 in the Little East Conference)

Providence, RI--Head Coach Ryan Angel’s team is 10-4 overall and 2-1 in the Little East Conference. The Anchorwomen are currently in fourth place in the Little East Conference.

Anchorwomen Notables

RIC was the hard-luck loser in a 2-1 overtime loss at Wesleyan on Tuesday, Oct. 18. The Anchorwomen held a 1-0 lead until the 82nd minute when the Cardinals tied the contest and forced an extra session. Junior forward Erika Haaland (North Dartmouth, MA) had RIC’s goal, freshman midfielder Kendra Gerrish (North Stonington, CT) notched an assist and freshman goalkeeper Krissie Pyzynski (Bristol, CT) made ten saves in a losing effort.

The Anchorwomen came back from a 2-0 deficit to defeat LEC foe Plymouth State, 4-2, on Saturday, Oct. 22. Sophomore forward Jessica Cardinal (Harrisville, RI) scored the team’s first goal in the 57th minute and the go-ahead marker in the 69th minute. Senior back Katie Benevides (North Dighton, MA) scored the tying goal in the 61st minute, launching a looping shot from 45 yards out that PSU senior goalkeeper Hayley Quinones (Waitsfield, VT) misplayed. Sophomore forward Gina Calenda (Warren, RI) also scored 27 seconds after Cardinal’s second goal to round out the Anchorwomen’s offensive output. Calenda, Haaland and sophomore midfielder Leah Hayes (Coventry, RI) notched assists in the win. Pyzynski made three saves to improve her record to 10-4.

RIC tied the program record for the most wins in a season (10) in the victory over Plymouth State.

Upcoming Games

Thursday, Oct. 27, at Keene State, 6 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 29, home vs. Eastern Connecticut, Noon

Sunday, Oct. 30, home vs. Western Connecticut, TBA


The Statistical Leaders




7, Erika Haaland, Jr. (N. Dartmouth, MA)

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

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

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

6, Leah Hayes, So. (Coventry, RI)

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

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

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

15, Erika Haaland, Jr. (N. Dartmouth, MA)


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

11, Jessica Cardinal, So. (Harrisville, RI)

Goalkeeper Statistics

• Krissie Pyzynski, Fr. (Bristol, CT), 14 games, 1,249:09 minutes, 10-4 record, 74 saves, 1.51 GAA, .779 save percentage, 4 shutouts.


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