FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

April 8, 2006

 

Rhode Island College Women’s Lacrosse Score Report

Providence, RI

 

TEAMS

1

2

 

FINAL SCORE

Keene State (4-5, 2-0)

6

7

 

13

Rhode Island College (2-8, 0-2)

7

1

 

8

 

GOALS: KSC, Kristal Lundegaard 4, Colleen Murphy 4, Alexandra Manzin 3, Lauren Saunders 1, Lindsey Peck 1; RIC, Caitlin Gavin 4, Melissa Reggio 2, Kerry McDevitt 1, Crystal Colagiovanni 1.

 

ASSISTS: KSC, Kristal Lundegaard 2, Lauren Saunders 1, Colleen Murphy 1, Genna Florkowski 1, Stephanie Georgevits 1; RIC, Caitlin Gavin 2.

 

SAVES: KSC, Jen Gearing (4); RIC, Sydney Culbertson (15)

 

Second Half Surge Pushes Keene State Past RIC, 13-8
Lundegaard Scores Three Times In Final 8:39 To Lead Owls

                Providence, RI—Keene State outscored Rhode Island College, 7-1, in the final 8:39 of regulation to defeat the Anchorwomen, 13-8, in collegiate women’s lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon. RIC opened the game with a 5-1 lead through the game’s first 6:57. The Owls didn’t give up and cut the Anchorwomen’s lead to 7-6 at the half.

 

The score didn’t change until KSC senior attack Kristal Lundegaard (Babylon, NY) netted the equalizer with 8:39 remaining in the game. RIC sophomore midfielder Melissa Reggio (Commack, NY) gave RIC the go-ahead goal with 5:41 left. The floodgates then opened as the Owls scored six times in the final 4:20 to win the contest. Lundegaard finished the game with four goals and two assists for six points. Senior attack Colleen Murphy (Mansfield, MA) netted four goals to go along with an assist. Senior midfielder Alexandra Manzin (Avon, CT) had three goals to round out the top Owls’ scorers. Freshman goalkeeper Jen Gearing (Westfield, MA) made four saves to earn her first collegiate victory (1-1).

 

The loss dashed RIC’s bid for its first Little East Conference win since the 2002 season, a span of 23 games. Junior center Caitlin Gavin (Portsmouth, RI) had four goals and two assists for six points. Reggio had two goals, while sophomore goalkeeper Sydney Culbertson (North Kingstown, RI) made 15 saves in a losing effort (2-8).

 

Keene State improves to 4-5 overall and 2-0 in the Little East. RIC falls to 2-8 overall and 0-2 in the LEC. In upcoming action, RIC will host Worcester State College on Tuesday, Apr. 11 at 4 p.m.