NEWPORT, R.I. - Salve Regina University (5-6) women's lacrosse held the nation's leading goal scorer to one goal under her per game average as the Seahawks defeated visiting Rhode Island College (2-6), 12-8, in non-league action in Newport.

 

Caitlin Gavin [JR/Portsmouth, R.I.], who leads NCAA Division III players in the country with 7.25 goals per game, scored six of her team's eight goals.Melissa Reggio [SO/Commack, N.Y.] and Crystal Colagiovanni [SR/Johnston, R.I.] each scored to give the Anchorwomen a 2-0 lead.

 

Whitney Bushee [SO/Duxbury, Mass.] arrived late in the first half to give Salve Regina its first lead with the first of her three goals. Nicole Fecteau [FR/Wilbraham, Mass.], who also scored three goals for the Seahawks, gave Salve Regina the lead for good when she tallied with 2:24 remaining in the first.

 

Brook Bowley [SR/Hollis, Maine] saved nine shots in the win while her counterpart, Sydney Culbertson [SO/North Kingstown, R.I.], made 10 saves for the Anchorwomen.

 

 Score by period       1    2    Total

Rhode Island Col       4    4  -    8

Salve Regina              6    6  -   12

 

Rhode Island Col. SCORING: GOALS: Caitlin Gavin 6; Melissa Reggio 1; Crystal Colagiovanni 1. ASSISTS: Marissa Kielbasinski 1. Salve Regina SCORING: GOALS: Whitney Bushee 3; Nicole Fecteau 3; Cara Dunn 2; Brittany Marino 1; Erika Dick 1; Whitney Loeb 1; Whitney Hossfeld 1.  ASSISTS: Brittany Marino 3; Whitney Bushee 2; Ashleigh Cox 1; Erika Dick 1; Cara Dunn 1.

 

Rhode Island Col. GROUND BALLS: Crystal Colagiovanni 4; Caitlin Gavin 4; Sydney Culbertson 3; Marissa Kielbasinski 3; Katelyn Roy 3; Melissa Reggio 2; Kerry McDevitt 1; Cassandra Mendes 1. Salve Regina GROUND BALLS: Alicia Cunningham 5; Cara Dunn 5; Nicole Fecteau 5; Ashleigh Cox 4; Whitney Loeb 3; Brittany Marino 3; Brook Bowley 2; Erika Dick 2; Whitney Bushee 1; Melissa Garcia 1; Whitney Hossfeld 1; Jillian Lee 1.

 

Rhode Island Col. TURNOVERS CAUSED: Crystal Colagiovanni 2; Caitlin Gavin 1; Cassandra Mendes 1. Salve Regina TURNOVERS CAUSED: Cara Dunn 3; Brook Bowley 2; Alicia Cunningham 2; Ashleigh Cox 1; Nicole Fecteau 1; Allison Houlihan 1; Keri Noel 1.

 

SHOTS - RICWL 26; SRU 29.

 

SHOTS ON GOAL - RICWL 17; SRU 22.

 

TURNOVERS - RICWL 19; SRU 24.

 

GOALIES - RICWL: Sydney Culbertson (60:00 minutes, 22 shots-10 saves, 12 GA); SRU: Brook Bowley (60:00, 17-9, 8).