September 11, 2008








Norton, MAŚ Sophomores Melida Alvarez (Saugus, MA) and Emily Hough (Norwich, VT) tallied two goals apiece, and the nationally-ranked Wheaton College women's soccer team posted its third straight shutout with a 6-0 victory over Rhode Island College on Thursday in Mirrione Stadium.




The Lyons, who are ranked 13th nationally and second in New England by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), improved to 5-1 while extending their shutout streak to 337:34 and posting their 14th clean sheet in the last 17 contests. The Anchorwomen fell to 1-5 on the season.



Hough tallied twice in a 10:27 span early in the contest, netting the game-winner for the second straight contest off junior Lyndsey McManus' (Marshfield, MA) helper at 12:59 before converting junior Rosie Levy's (Torrance, CA) pass during the 24th minute. Levy also played a role in the next marker, dishing a corner kick off to freshman Jessica Gray (Carver, MA), who buried her first collegiate goal at 36:25.


Wheaton, which held a 19-1 shot advantage at halftime and finished with 34 of the game's 37 shots, received a pair of second-half tallies from Alvarez. The striker scored at 60:29 from out front off a touch by freshman Kristin Lang (Glenshaw, PA), who recorded her first collegiate point, before Alvarez scored 11:46 later to make it 6-0. In between, freshman Laurel McPherson (Belmont, NH) found the back of the net for the first time in her college career with a marker at 64:24.


Freshman Kasey Frasier (Bennington, VT) posted her second shutout behind one second-half save


Sophomore forward Chelsea Creamer (Coventry, RI) led the Anchorwomen with three shots. Sophomore goalkeeper Maddie Pirri (Bristol, RI) made nine saves in a losing effort (1-5).


In upcoming action, RIC will play at Salve Regina on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 4 p.m.