August 30, 2008


Creamer Nets Two as RIC Salvages
Split at Season-Opening Tourney


Pittsford, NY—Sophomore midfielder Chelsea Creamer (Coventry, RI) scored two goals, while adding an assist, as RIC (1-1) wrapped up a 4-0 win over Pitt-Bradford in consolation action of the Saint John Fisher Women’s Soccer Tournament this afternoon.



 Sophomore Midfielder Chelsea Creamer


Junior forward Danielle Gelinas (Dayville, CT) scored her first career goal on what proved to be the game-winner in the second minute off of a Creamer blast. Creamer added the club’s next two tallies with unassisted markers in the eighth and 61st minutes, respectively. Junior midfielder Christina Tavana (Middletown, CT) put the icing on the proverbial cake with a score in the 63rd minute.



 Junior Forward/Defender Danielle Gelinas



 Junior Midfielder Christina Tavana


Sophomore goalkeeper Maddie Pirri (Bristol, RI) did not have to make a save to earn her first win (1-1) of the season and fifth career shutout. The Anchorwomen defense limited Pitt-Bradford (0-2) to just one shot, which was not on net. Lady Panther freshman goalkeeper Zigarski Autumn made four saves in a losing effort.


The Anchorwomen dropped their season-opener a day earlier against the hosts, 2-0.


After a scoreless first half, Saint John Fisher (1-1) sophomore Megan Gee registered the first goal on a scramble in front of the net in the 52nd minute. Sarah Bihl crossed the ball in from the far right wing, with Pirri attempting to make a play on the ball. The ball bounced off of several players inadvertently before Kelly Zeppetella slipped the ball to Gee, who drove the ball hard into the left side to give the Cardinals a 1-0 lead.


On another loose ball play in the 63rd minute, Amanda Siebert sent the ball in to Bihl from the right side, where she gave Fisher the 2-0 victory with a shot to the low right.


Tavana recorded two of the Anchorwomen’s four shots. Pirri made six stops in a losing effort.


In upcoming action, RIC will play at Johnson & Wales on Thursday, Sept. 4 at 4 p.m.