September 16, 2008








Newport, RI—The Salve Regina University women’s soccer team earned their first victory of the season, and its first win over Rhode Island College since 2002, with a 2-1 effort today in a non-league meeting on Brother Reynolds Field.




Seahawk sophomore Kendra Andrie (Muskegon, MI) scored her second goal in as many games. She delivered on her third shot attempt of the contest when junior Jennifer Duval (Dudley, MA) helped create a 2-on-1 attack.



The Anchorwomen evened the score when junior midfielder Christina Tavana (Middletown, CT), their primary corner kick person, converted a free kick from 25 yards out over the head of Seahawk keeper Katie Vaudrain (Pawtucket, RI).


Junior Midfielder Christina Tavana


Senior midfielder Rebecca Fiske (Charlton, MA) scored the game-winner with just under nine minutes remaining in the second half on a corner kick from freshman Jackie Lee (North Reading, MA). Vaudrain stopped the last shot on goal less than a minute later and totaled five saves in the win.


Sophomore goalkeeper Maddie Pirri (Bristol, RI) made four saves in a losing effort for RIC. Tavana’s goal snapped a 460:23 scoreless streak for the Anchorwomen.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will open the Little East Conference circuit in its home-opener vs. UMass Boston on Saturday, Sept. 20 at noon.