April 22, 2008


Darby Scores Four in Losing Effort

Providence, RI-Worcester State sophomore midfielder Abby Cosenza (Shrewsbury, MA) scored the game-winning goal with nine seconds left in regulation to lift the Lancers to a 9-8 victory over Rhode Island College Tuesday evening at the RIC Lacrosse Field. Cosenza tied the game with 2:56 left on the clock prior to her heroics.


Worcester State raises its record to 8-3, while the Anchorwomen fall to 3-9.


The two clubs were tied at the half, 4-4, but the Lancers bested RIC by one tally over the final 30 minutes. In an evenly played contest, RIC outshot Worcester State, 31-28, but the Lancers held an advantage in ground balls, 31-27.


WSC junior attack Shannon Feeley (West Springfield, MA) posted a game-high five points with four goals and one assist, while Cosenza contributed a hat trick.


Rhode Island College sophomore midfielder Meridith Darby (Middletown, RI) led the Anchorwomen with four goals, while senior midfielders Sydney Culbertson (North Kingstown, RI) and Kerry McDevitt (Jamestown, RI) each recorded two points.


Senior goalie Lyndsey Nunes (Westfield, MA) made nine saves to earn her eighth (8-3) win, while Hilary Switzer (Woonsocket, RI) takes the loss (3-9) for RIC with a nine save effort.


Prior to the start of the game, Culbertson, McDevitt and fellow seniors Marissa Kielbasinski (Windsor, CT) and Erin Duffy (North Dighton, MA), along with their families, were recognized


The Class Of 2008 and their families


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will wrap up the regular season with a non-conference game at Bridgewater State on Thursday. Apr. 24, before rounding out the Little East Conference circuit at Eastern Connecticut on Saturday, Apr. 26.