FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

April 2, 2007

 

Rhode Island College Womenís Lacrosse Score Report

Providence, RI

 

TEAMS

1

2

 

FINAL SCORE

Salve Regina (1-6)

3

11

 

14

Rhode Island College (0-3)

7

4

 

11

 

SECOND HALF SURGE LEADS SEAHAWKS PAST RIC
Gavinís Season-High Eight Goals Arenít Enough
As Anchorwomen Remain Winless

                Providence, RIóSalve Regina University outscored Rhode Island College, 11-4, in the second half to rally past a four-goal halftime deficit as the Seahawks earned their first win of the season in a 14-11 victory at Rhode Island College on Tuesday afternoon.

 

Rhode Island College senior center Caitlin Gavin (Portsmouth, RI) was an offensive force, scoring seven of the Anchorwomenís 11 goals. Gavin added 14 ground balls and seven draw controls. Freshman midfielder Meridith Darby (Middletown, RI), junior midfielder Marissa Kielbasinski (Windsor, CT), freshman attack Emily Conte (North Providence, RI) and junior midfielder Kerry McDevitt (Jamestown, RI) rounded out RICís offensive output. Freshman goalkeeper Katie Kielbasinski (Windsor, CT) made nine saves as her record dips to 0-3 on the season.

 

Gavin netted five of RICís seven first-half goals as the Anchorwomen jumped out to a 7-4 advantage. The Seahawks stormed back in the second half, scoring six goals in the first ten minutes of the second stanza. Sophomore attack Brittany Marino (Mt. Sinai, NY) was set up by freshman midfielder Sarah Baker (Summit, NJ) at 40:15 to forge an 8-8 tie. Marino repaid the assist 17 seconds later as Baker gave SRU a lead it would never relinquish. Marino was the offensive hero on the day, logging six goals and three assists for nine points, including four second half tallies. Baker chipped in with three goals and three assists for six points. Freshman goalkeeper Samantha Zito (Stony Brook, NY) earned her first collegiate win between the pipes, making 19 saves and logging a team-high 12 ground balls. Junior attack Whitney Busheeís (Duxbury, MA) at 47:20 proved to be the eventual game-winner.

 

RIC junior midfielder Brittany Godbout (Cranston, RI) recorded her first collegiate point with a first-half assist.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will open the Little East Conference circuit when the Anchorwomen host UMass Dartmouth on Wednesday, Apr. 4 at 4 p.m.

 

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