October 13, 2007


Rhode Island College Womenís Soccer Score Report:

Providence, RI








Plymouth State (5-7, 1-4)





Rhode Island College (6-7-1, 3-2)


Anchorwomen Avoid Second-Half Miscues to Earn Third LEC Win

Providence, RIóRhode Island College senior midfielder Abby Hummel (North Kingstown, RI) scored in the 94th minute to lead the Anchorwomen to a 3-2 overtime win against Little East Conference rival Plymouth State. RIC improves to 6-7-1 overall and 3-2 in the LEC. Plymouth State, which loses for the fourth time in five games, falls to 5-7 overall and 1-4 in league play.


The Anchorwomen were relentless offensively throughout regulation and into overtime, outshooting the Panthers by a three to one margin, 36-12, for the game. From the opening whistle, RIC came out firing, holding an 11-2 shot margin through the first 20 minutes. Senior midfielder Krista MacKinnon (Exeter, RI) put the Anchorwomen on top, 1-0, in the 38th minute, beating a PSU defender by crossing over and firing a shot from just inside of 18-yards that eluded Panther senior goalkeeper Ashley Riberdy (Manchester, NH).


Rhode Island College senior defender Kerry Donahue (Rehoboth, MA) put RIC up, 2-0, three minutes later, by intercepting a PSU clearing pass 25 yards out and took the ball with authority to the net for her third goal of the season.


The Anchorwomen went into halftime with the lead and holding an 18-6 advantage in shots. Freshman goalkeeper Maddie Pirri (Bristol, RI) made four saves and gave way to junior Krissie Pyzynski (Bristol, CT).


Despite outshooting PSU, 16-6, in the second half, the Panthers capitalized on two RIC defensive breakdowns to tie the game. PSU sophomore forward Stacy DiSabato (Manchester, NH) launched a free kick from 45-yards out that shorthopped Pyzynski and deflected right to freshman forward Alex Marcell (Pittsford, VT), who buried her fifth goal of the season from the doorstep in the 72nd minute. The Panthers tied the game in the 94th minute as senior forward Jaimee Coombs (Peabody, MA) crossed a pass through the box, which resulted in a scramble in front of Pyzynski. Senior midfielder Georgia Rooney (Kent, CT) ended up with the ball and scored her third goal of the season.


Pirri re-entered the game after the Panthersí second tally and the contest went into overtime. After an injury timeout, RIC senior forward Brittney Godbout (Cranston, RI) crossed a pass along the top of the box to Hummel, who recorded her first goal of the season and lifted RIC to victory.


Pirri picked up the win, raising her record to 3-3, while Riberdy, who made 10 saves, sees her record dip to 5-7. It was the first overtime win of the season (1-2-1) for RIC, while Plymouth State remains winless (0-2) when going to an extra session.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will play at Westfield State on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 4 p.m. Plymouth State will play at Bridgewater State on Oct. 16 at 3:30 p.m.



 Senior Midfielder Abby Hummel