Anchorwomen Earn First-Ever Victory Over Bears

Providence, RI—Rhode Island College defeated Bridgewater State, 2-0, in collegiate women’s soccer action on Wednesday evening. It is the Anchorwomen’s first-ever win against the Bears, who had won the previous six meetings between the two clubs. Rhode Island College improves to 12-2 overall, while the Bears fall to 7-4-1.


Bridgewater State came into the game with a 3-0-1 mark over its past four games. Senior midfielder Caitlin Gavin (Portsmouth, RI) put the Anchorwomen on top in the 20th minute, heading in a junior midfielder Krista MacKinnon (Exeter, RI) corner kick.


Rhode Island College sophomore goalkeeper Krissie Pyzynski (Bristol, CT) made seven saves to improve her record to 11-2 and notch her third shutout on the season. Junior defender Kerry Donahue (Rehoboth, MA) blocked a Bridgewater State senior midfielder Katie Neary (Abington, MA) header off a corner kick in the 83rd minute to preserve the lead.


Junior forward Gina Calenda (Warren, RI) added an insurance goal for the Anchorwomen in the 86th minute, on a touch passes from senior forward Erika Haaland (North Dartmouth, MA) and MacKinnon.


Bridgewater State senior goalkeeper Emily Schlosser (Petersham, MA) made five saves as her record falls to 5-4-1.


In upcoming action, RIC will host Little East Conference rival Keene State on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 1 p.m.


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