Johnson & Wales Women’s Soccer Drops 3-1 Decision
Against Rhode Island College


East Providence, RI – The Johnson & Wales women’s soccer squad dropped a 3-1 decision against intra-state rival Rhode Island College in a non-conference contest at Pierce Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.


Rhode Island got on the board first when sophomore Kayla Fleming (Pawtucket, RI) blasted in a shot from 18 yards out to give the Anchorwomen a 1-0 lead at the 29:18 mark.  Johnson & Wales responded at the 39:45 mark when freshman Jennifer Paquin (North Attleboro, MA) put in a shot from 30 yards out to knot the game at 1-1.  The two teams headed into halftime tied at one goal apiece. 


The visiting Anchorwomen took the lead midway through the second half when a goal by senior Erika Haaland (North Dartmouth, MA) put the team up 2-1 with 20 minutes left in the contest.  RIC’s junior Lindsay Laurie (Warwick, R.I) added an insurance goal at the 88:15 mark as the Anchorwomen took the 3-1 victory. 


Freshman Kate Nast (Quakertown, PA) made 10 stops in the setback for JWU while sophomore Krissie Pyzynski (Bristol, CT) made four stops in the victory for the Anchorwomen.


Johnson & Wales is now 0-2 on the year while RIC improves to 2-0 on the year.  RIC will face Scranton as par of the Mule Classic on Friday, Sept. 8. The Wildcats will return to action on Thursday, September 7th when they travel to Framingham State for a non-conference contest at 4:00 p.m.