From: Bridgewater State College

Sports Information Office

Contact: Mike Holbrook (508) 531-2656

April 1, 2006 at Bridgewater, MA


College Women’s Lacrosse


BSC Women’s Lacrosse Defeats Rhode Island College, 17-8


                                                                                       1st       2nd      Final

                        Rhode Island College (2-5)                     4          4          8

                        Bridgewater State College (2-2)            12         5          17


Bridgewater, MA – In collegiate women’s lacrosse action this afternoon in Bridgewater, senior midfielder Corinne Baker (Mansfield, MA) registered a season-high six goals and added an assist, and junior midfielder Kathryn Sweeney (Norwood, MA) potted a season-high five goals, to lead the host Bears of Bridgewater State College to a 17-8 victory over Rhode Island College.


The Bears, who improved to 2-2 on the season with their second straight win, used a 6-0 run midway through the first half to jump out to a commanding 10-3 lead.  Sweeney highlighted the six-goal outburst as she netted three of her five goals during the run.  BSC held a 12-4 advantage at the intermission and then proceeded to score the first three goals of the second half to take their largest lead of the game at 15-4.


Also leading the offensive attack for the Bears were junior attack Alicia Spolidoro (Duxbury, MA) and sophomore midfielder Alison Gugliotta (Norwood, MA).  Spolidoro scored a pair of goals and added a season-high three assists, while Gugliotta chipped in with two goals.


Senior Melissa Settipani (Gloucester, MA) faced 22 shots and made 13 saves in goal, as she helped the Bears hold RIC scoreless for a 30 minute stretch from the 10:55 mark of the first half until the 10:33 mark of the second half. Senior Teresa Soderholm (Durham, NH) led all players with nine ground balls controlled.  Soderholm also got into the scoring summary as she registered an assist.


Junior midfielder Caitlin Gavin (Portsmouth, RI) and sophomore midfielder Melissa Reggio (Commack, NY) provided the scoring for RIC as the duo combined for all eight goals.  Gavin scored four goals and registered two assists, while Reggio netted four goals to go along with an assist.  Sophomore netminder Sydney Culbertson (North Kingstown, RI) took the loss in goal for the Anchorwomen as she faced 28 shots and registered nine saves.


BSC is back in action on Monday afternoon as the Bears travel to scenic Babson Park, Massachusetts to take on the Beavers of Babson College.  Game time is 4 o’clock.  Rhode Island College heads to Salve Regina University on Monday to face the Seahawks at 4 PM as well.