April 14, 2007


Rhode Island College Women’s Lacrosse Score Report

Providence, RI







Plymouth State (6-4, 2-1)





Rhode Island College (1-6, 0-2)






Gavin and Darby Score as Anchorwomen Remain Winless in LEC Action

     Providence, RI— Rhode Island College senior center Caitlin Gavin (Portsmouth, RI) and junior midfielder Kerry McDevitt (Jamestown, RI) scored a pair of goals apiece, but it wasn’t enough as Plymouth State University powered past the Anchorwomen, 19-6, this afternoon in Little East Conference women’s lacrosse action at the Rhode Island College Lacrosse Complex.


     Senior midfielder Meg Cupoli (Southboro, MA) paced Plymouth State (6-4, 2-1 Little East) with nine points on six goals and three assists, while classmates Annie Pinault (Framingham, MA) and Kelsey MacDonald (Oak Bluffs, MA) each scored five points. Senior attacker Liz Boddy (Brentwood, NH) also netted a hat trick as the Panthers outshot their hosts, 35-22.


The visitors cracked the scoring column, just 46 seconds into the contest, when MacDonald registered her first of three tallies on the afternoon. The hosts netted the equalizer at the 4:43 mark when Gavin converted off a free-position attempt.


Plymouth State regained the advantage for good with a three-goal surge in the span of just 34 seconds to stake the Panthers to a 4-1 lead. Cupoli fueled the surge with a goal and an assist, while Boddy and Pinault found the back of the net, respectively. 


Rhode Island College (1-6, 0-2) was determined to keep the affair close, answering with consecutive scores. Junior defender Marissa Kielbasinski (Windsor, CT) collected her fifth marker of the campaign, while McDevitt followed suit at the 14:51 mark to whittle the deficit to 4-3. That would be as close as the Anchorwomen would get as Plymouth State sealed its second straight conference victory by scoring eight of the final nine goals of the frame to enter the intermission with a decisive, 12-4, advantage.


Between the pipes, Rhode Island College freshman Katie Kielbasinski (Windsor, CT) made 12 saves, including eight in the first half, while Plymouth State junior Suzie Lilakos (Stratham, NH) turned back 12 offerings, including seven-of-eight free-position attempts, to register the victory.


Rhode Island College returns to action at 4 p.m. on April 16, when the Anchorwomen travel to Westfield State College for a non-conference game. Plymouth State will continue its five-game road trip, when the Panthers square off at Colby-Sawyer at 3:30 p.m. on April 19.