October 20, 2007


Rhode Island College Women’s Soccer Score Report:

Providence, RI







Eastern Connecticut (9-5-1, 4-2)





Rhode Island College (8-7-1, 4-2)


Anchorwomen Secure Home Game in Upcoming LEC Tourney

Providence, RI—Rhode Island College senior midfielder Abby Hummel’s (North Kingstown, RI) goal in 28th minute lifted the Anchorwomen to a 1-0 shutout win over Eastern Connecticut at the RIC Soccer Field on Saturday afternoon.


Rhode Island College improves to 8-7-1 overall and 4-2 in the Little East Conference. The victory assures the Anchorwomen of a home game in the upcoming Little East Conference Women’s Soccer Tournament, which begins on Oct. 30. The club’s four LEC wins are the most in a single season in program history. The Anchorwomen, who are currently tied for second in the LEC, have never finished higher than fourth overall in the league standings.


The win snaps a six-game losing streak to the Warriors. RIC last downed ECSU, 2-1, in overtime during the 2000 campaign.


Eastern Connecticut, which falls to 9-5-1 overall and 4-2 in the LEC, proved to be a worthy adversary as the Warriors outshot the Anchorwomen by more than a two-to-one margin, 24-11. RIC freshman goalkeeper Maddie Pirri (Bristol, RI) and her defense were up to the task, leading the Anchorwomen to their second straight shutout and their third overall. Pirri made six saves as her record improves to 5-3 and is yet to surrender a goal in the conference circuit.


RIC found the back of the net, capitalizing on an Eastern Connecticut foul, with 17 minutes remaining in the first half. Senior defender Kerry Donahue (Rehoboth, MA) launched a free kick from 35 yards out that Hummel headed past Eastern Connecticut senior goalkeeper Megan Gloster (Agawam, MA) for the game-winner. It was the second consecutive LEC win that Hummel, who also notched the overtime winner vs. Plymouth State a week ago, has scored the decisive goal.


Gloster, who played the first half and made two stops, takes the loss as her record dips to 4-1-1. She gave way to sophomore netminder Kim Church (Farmington, CT) who played the second half and made one save.


It was Senior Day for the Anchorwomen as Donahue, Hummel, defender Mallary Bileau (Woonsocket, RI), midfielder Michaela Bileau (Woonsocket, RI), forward Gina Calenda (Warren, RI), forward Jessica Cardinal (Harrisville, RI), forward Brittney Godbout (Cranston, RI), midfielder Lindsay Laurie (Warwick, RI) and midfielder Krista MacKinnon (Exeter, RI) were honored with their families prior to the start of the game.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will play at Salem State on Wednesday, Oct. 24, before closing out the regular season at LEC foe Southern Maine on Oct. 27. Eastern Connecticut will host Trinity on Oct. 24.


The Rhode Island College Senior Class of  '07 and their families were honored prior to the start of the game