April 7, 2008




Providence, RI-Keene State improved to 5-4 overall and picked up its first Little East Conference win (1-0) of the season, downing Rhode Island College, 20-8, at the RIC Lacrosse Field on Monday afternoon. The Anchorwomen remain winless with a 0-6 overall record and a 0-2 mark in league action.


The Owls scored five of the game’s first six goals and seven of the first nine en route to their highest offensive output of the season. Rhode Island College surrendered the most goals in a game this season.


KSC had five players with four points apiece, led by freshman attack Lauren Sawyer’s (Westbrook, ME) game-high four goals, while senior attack Michelle Mazzotta (Cromwell, CT), freshman midfielder Jenny Lillis (West Islip, NY) and senior attack Lanaya Nelson (Chester, CT) each contribute three goals and an assist.  Freshman attack Jill Kirk (Port Jefferson Station, NY) chipped in with two tallies and two helpers.


Senior midfielder Sydney Culbertson (North Kingstown, RI), freshman attack Suany Almonte (Warwick, RI) and sophomore attack Emily Conte (North Providence, RI) led RIC offensively with two goals apiece.


Owl junior goalkeeper Jen Gearing (Westfield, MA) earned her fifth win (5-4) with a nine-save performance. RIC freshman netminder Hilary Switzer (Woonsocket, RI) took the loss (0-6) with six stops.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Little East Conference foe Southern Maine on Thursday, Apr. 10 at 6 p.m. The Owls will host LEC rival Plymouth State on Apr. 10 at 6:30 p.m.