The Best Start to a Season Gets Better in Win Over UMass Dartmouth

Providence, RIóRhode Island College tied the program record for wins in a season as the Anchorwomen downed UMass Dartmouth, 2-0, in collegiate womenís soccer action. RIC, which is off to the best start in the programís 11-year history, is now 10-1 on the season. Both the 2004 and 2005 teams recorded ten wins for the entire season. The Anchorwomen have at least eight remaining games in the season to establish a new school record.


RICís win came at the expense of the winless Corsairs of UMass Dartmouth. Senior midfielder Caitlin Gavin (Portsmouth, RI) scored in the eighth minute, converting on a bang-bang play from junior forward Gina Calenda (Warren, RI) and junior midfielder Krista MacKinnon (Exeter, RI). Despite being outshot, 30-9, the Corsairs kept within striking distance until RIC junior forward Brittney Godbout (Cranston, RI) sealed the win with a tally in the 79th minute. Gavin assisted on Godboutís seventh goal of the campaign to cap a three-point afternoon.


Rhode Island College sophomore Krissie Pyzynski (Bristol, CT) and freshman Kendra DeGiulio (Warwick, RI) combined to give the Anchorwomen their fourth shutout of the season. Pyzynski made three saves in the first half to pick up her ninth (9-1) win, while DeGiulio turned away four shots in the second and final frame.


UMass Dartmouth sophomore goalkeeper Shawna Howell (Uxbridge, MA) made 15 saves in a losing effort. The Corsairs fall to 0-6-1 overall and 0-3 in the Little East Conference.


RIC, which is now 3-0 in the Little East Conference, heads into its toughest stretch of the schedule.


In upcoming action, RIC will host Wesleyan on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. It will be the first home night womenís soccer game in program history.


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