FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

March 31, 2008

 

ANCHORWOMEN COME UP SHORT IN, 17-15, OVERTIME LOSS TO SEAHAWKS

NEWPORT, R.I.-Freshman attack Nicole Viola (Scarborough, ME) scored the game-tying goal with 12 seconds left in regulation and then added an insurance tally in the second overtime period as Salve Regina University women's lacrosse edged Rhode Island College, 17-15, in non-league action.

 

Salve Regina (3-5) led, 14-9, with 16:00 left in the second half before Rhode Island (0-4) dominated with six straight goals. Viola's game-tying score came in the final minute after the Seahawk defense made a game-saving turnover.

 

During the Anchorwomen's six-goal flurry, freshman attack Suany Almonte (Warwick, RI) scored twice and senior defenseman Sydney Culbertson (North Kingstown, RI) registered one of her three goals. Culbertson assisted on three of the goals during that stretch and finished with a game-high six helpers.

 

Viola and RIC sophomore attack Emily Conte (North Providence, RI) led their respective teams in goals with five apiece. Rhode Island enjoyed its largest lead (7-4) with 7:20 remaining in the first half after Conte's fourth goal. The Seahawks kept Conte scoreless after the first half.

 

 

 Emily Conte

 

RIC freshman goalkeeper Hilary Switzer (Woonsocket, RI) made 14 saves in a losing effort.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island opens its Little East Conference campaign at UMass Dartmouth on Wednesday (4 p.m.).

 

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