October 6, 2007


Rhode Island College Women’s Soccer Score Report:

Keene, NH






Rhode Island College (5-5-1, 2-2)





Keene State (6-6-1, 2-2)


Anchorwomen Earn First-Ever Win Against the Owls

Keene, NH—Rhode Island College senior forward Brittney Godbout (Cranston, RI) scored the lone goal as the Anchorwomen downed Keene State, 1-0, in Little East Conference women’s soccer action. RIC, which raises its record to 5-5-1 overall and 2-2 in the LEC, registered its first win ever against Keene State. The Anchorwomen had been 0-9-1 all-time vs. the Owls prior to today’s win. The Owls drop to 6-6-1 overall and 2-2 in league action.


Taking a through ball from Chelsea Creamer (Coventry, RI) in the third minute, Godbout broke in alone after the KSC defense anticipated an off-sides call. The Owls had a chance to tie the score three minutes later, but Kendra Spencer’s drive to the top corner was knocked away by RIC freshman goalkeeper Maddie Pirri (Bristol, RI).


Senior midfielder Michaela Bileau (Woonsocket, RI) had an opportunity to extend the Anchorwomen’s lead when her shot clanged off the crossbar midway in the first half.


KSC pressured the Anchorwomen for the equalizer in the second half. Michelle Boland (Worcester, MA) and Renee Halsey (Francestown, NH) had opportunities to tie the game 10 minutes into the period.  Boland’s shot hit off the post and a RIC defender blocked Halsy’s bid. Minutes later, Pirri stopped a close-range shot by Kathleen Keniston (Minneapolis, MN).


KSC’s best chance came when Ally Beadle’s (East Hartford, CT) shot was tipped by Pirri and rolled toward the goal. RIC senior defender Kerry Donahue (Rehoboth, MA) made a great play and knocked the ball away before it could cross the goal line. Later in the half, Katie Bradford (Lebanon, NH) went around the corner, but her bid was denied by Pirri, with 16 minutes to play.  


The Owls had two more chances to tie the game in the closing minutes of play, but Pirri was up to the task. She stopped a header by Keniston with 2:44 to go and a drive by Nora Mahoney (Belchertown, MA) with 15 seconds to play.  


Pirri stopped a season-high 12 shots to record her first shutout of the season.  Samantha Hirsh (Holliston, MA) finished the game with five saves for the Owls. Keene State is at Westfield State on Wednesday.  RIC will host Roger Williams on Monday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m.


Freshman Goalkeeper Maddie Pirri