April 28, 2007


Rhode Island College Womenís Lacrosse Score Report

Providence, RI







Eastern Connecticut (11-5, 6-0)





Rhode Island College (3-9, 1-4)






RIC Edged by Eastern Connecticut, 13-7

            Providence, RIóThe Rhode Island College womenís lacrosse team could not send its lone senior, Caitlin Gavin (Portsmouth, RI), off with a victory in her final collegiate home contest, as Eastern Connecticut State University spoiled Senior Day with a 13-7 win over the Anchorwomen this afternoon. Gavin led the charge for the hosts with a team-high three points.


Rhode Island College (3-9, 1-4 Little East) posted a well-balanced attack with three student-athletes recording multiple points, paced by Gavinís two goals and an assist. Junior midfielder Sydney Culbertson (North Kingstown, RI) netted a pair of goals, while freshman midfielder Meridith Darby (Middletown, RI) scored a marker and handed out a helper.


Eastern Connecticut (11-5, 6-0) navigated its way through the conference circuit with an undefeated mark, earning the top seed and the right to host the Little East Conference semifinal and championship rounds on May 4-5. The Warriors were led by the four-goal performance of senior midfielder Kara Bradley (North Haven, CT), while junior attacker Lily Anderson (Portland, ME) found the back of the net three times. Senior attacker Meghan Feraco (Norwich, CT) also tallied multiple points with a goal and an assist.


The visitors raced out to an early four-goal advantage in the opening 12 minutes of the first frame. Sophomore attacker Natalie Sims (Carle Place, NY) put Eastern Connecticut on the board at just under the five minute mark with her 16th goal of the season. Bradley scored her first of three goals in the first half at the 6:28 mark, while Feraco and Anderson capped the surge.


Rhode Island College finally cracked the scoring column midway through the first stanza, when Gavin sandwiched a pair of goals between a Warriors tally to cut the deficit to 5-2. Gavinís latter marker was her team-leading 46th of the campaign. The Anchorwomen continued to whittle away at the deficit as freshman attacker Emily Conte (North Providence, RI) fired home a feed from Gavin. That would be as close as the hosts would get, as Eastern Connecticut closed out the first 30 minutes with consecutive scores to enter into the intermission leading, 7-3.


Between the pipes, Rhode Island College freshman goalie Katie Kielbasinski (Windsor, CT) kept the contest close in the first half, making nine of her 14 saves on the afternoon. Eastern Connecticut senior goalie Erin Calkins (Stony Brook, NY) picked up the victory, turning back nine Anchorwomen offerings.


            Rhode Island College returns to action at 1 p.m. on April 29, when the Anchorwomen travel to Southern Maine for a Little East Conference tilt.  


Rhode Island College senior Caitlin Gavin (center) along with her mother Cindy and father Kevin
prior to the start of the game as part of Senior Day.