October 2, 2008








Providence, RI—Rhode Island College sophomore forward Kristina Haughey (Lincoln, RI) scored the game-tying goal in the 68th minute as UMass Dartmouth and the Anchorwomen played to a 1-1, double overtime tie in Little East Conference women’s soccer action at the RIC Soccer Field on Thursday afternoon.




Sophomore Kristina Haughey


Haughey stole the ball and launched a shot from 22-yards out to equalize the game. The tie stops an eight-game losing streak for the Anchorwomen, who are now 1-9-1 overall and 0-1-1 in the LEC. The Corsairs played to a 1-1, double overtime tie for the third time in their last four games. UMD is now 1-3-3 overall and 0-1-1 in the league.



Despite carrying play for much of the first half, RIC found itself in a hole with just five second remaining in the first stanza. Sophomore forward Cristal Peixoto (Dartmouth, MA) crossed the ball from the goal line and after a save, the ball trickled to freshman forward Katie Doherty (Tewksbury, MA) who scored her first collegiate marker.


The Anchorwomen had several chances to take the lead in the final 25 minutes, as both Haughey and sophomore forward Chelsea Creamer (Coventry, RI) were foiled on breakaway opportunities.


UMass Dartmouth quietly outshot RIC, 22-16, and held a decisive advantage in corner kicks, 11-5.


Both teams nearly ended the game in overtime, as RIC senior defender Kayla Fleming (Pawtucket, RI) hit the post in the 98th minute, while Corsair sophomore midfielder Jessica Swenson (Salem, MA) had her shot was tipped over the crossbar by RIC sophomore netminder Maddie Pirri (Bristol, RI) in the 107th minute.


UMD sophomore goalkeeper Tanya Braga (Hudson, MA) made 9 saves, as her record now stands at 1-2-3. Pirri made 12 saves as her mark goes to 1-9-1. It is the third game in a row that Pirri has been forced to make a double-digit effort in saves.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will play at No. 23 Western Connecticut on Saturday, Oct. 4.