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April 17, 2008

 

McDEVITT & CONTE LEAD RIC PAST NICHOLS, 17-14
Anchorwomen Improve to 3-7 With Third Straight Win

Dudley, MA-Senior Kerry McDevitt (Jamestown, R.I.) and sophomore Emily Conte (North Providence, R.I.) combined for 12 Rhode Island College goals in a 17-14 win over host Nichols in non-conference women’s lacrosse action at Vendetti Field on Thursday. The Anchorwomen improve to 3-7 on the year while the Bison fall to 4-8.

 

Rhode Island College held a 4-2 lead before junior Jessica Porter (Melrose, Mass.) scored three straight goals to give Nichols its first lead, 5-4, with 11:27 left in the first half. The Anchorwomen quickly responded with three straight goals of their own, including two by Conte. Porter netted her fourth goal of the game before Rhode Island College ended the half with four unanswered goals.

 

McDevitt’s fifth goal of the game gave the Anchorwomen an 11-6 lead one minute into the second half. The Bison got to within two, 12-10, outscoring RIC 4-1 over the next ten minutes but the Anchorwomen went on to open up their biggest lead of the game, 16-10, with 9:27 left to play.

 

 

 Kerry McDevitt

 

Nichols was able to get back to within two, 16-14, after RIC was forced to play a player down for the final 1:42 of the game. The Anchorwomen were able to keep possession of the ball down the final stretch and Conte sealed the win with 10 seconds left for the 17-14 final.

 

 

 Emily Conte

 

McDevitt finished with a team-high seven points for RIC off six goals and one assist while Conte netted six goals of her own. Also scoring for the Anchorwomen were senior Sydney Culbertson (North Kingstown, R.I.) and freshman Suany Almonte (Warwick, R.I.), who each had two goals. Senior Marissa Kielbasinski (Windsor, Conn.) chipped in with a goal as well.

 

Porter led Nichols with eight goals in the loss. Over the last two games she has compiled 15 goals, which now ties her with teammate Stephanie Tenczar (West Springfield, Mass.) for the team-lead in goal scoring at 40. The single season record for goals in a season is 47, set by Kristen Boreham in 2005. Tenczar added five goals along with one assist to break the school record for assists in a season (11). Senior Jackie Henderson (Portsmouth, R.I.) added one for the Bison as well.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will play at Western Connecticut on Saturday, Apr. 19.