For Immediate Release


September 26, 2006


RIC Extends Streak With Win Over Salve Regina, 2-1


NEWPORT, R.I. The Rhode Island College women's soccer team won its sixth straight game as the visiting Anchorwomen edged Salve Regina University, 2-1, this afternoon in non-conference action. With the victory, RIC tied the program's longest single-season winning streak and matched the Anchorwomen's best start.


Under the direction of first-year Head Coach Denis Chartier, RIC (8-1-0) is unbeaten in its past six games, a streak which began on Sept. 9 with a 3-1 victory over De Sales University in the finale of the Mule Classic. The present corps of Anchorwomen share the single-season record with the 1999 and 2005 squads. 
Throughout the present winning streak, RIC has outscored the opposition 12-0 in the opening half. The Anchorwomen continued their successful formula as junior striker Gina Calenda (Warren, RI) converted off a feed from classmate Lindsay Laurie (Warwick, RI) in the 18th minute. The visitors increased their advantage, when senior forward Erika Haaland (North Dartmouth, MA) netted her team-leading ninth goal of the season in the 34th minute. The assist was credited to junior defender Kerry Donahue (Rehoboth, MA)

The Seahawks (4-6-0) scored their lone goal in the 53rd minute. RIC's relentless defensive effort limited the hosts to just three shots. Sophomore goaltender Krissie Pyzynski (Bristol, CT) made a save to collect her eighth victory of the season, while Nicole Ferreira turned back 13 Anchorwomen offerings.


RIC returns to action at 4 p.m. on Sept. 28, when the Anchorwomen travel to Framingham State for a non-conference contest.



Goals by Period            1          2          Total

Rhode Island Col.         2          0          2

Salve Regina                 0          1          1


Scoring Summary

1.         17:16   RIC      Gina Calenda (Lindsay Laurie)

2.         33:50   RIC      Erika Haaland (Kerry Donahue)

3.         52:17   S          Jennifer Duval (unassisted)


Shots: Rhode Island Col. 18, Salve Regina 3

Saves: Rhode Island Col. 1 (Krissie Pyzynski 1), Salve Regina 13 (Nicole Ferreira 13)