October 11, 2008








Providence, RI—Keene State freshman forward Sia Karamourtopoulos (Freemont, NH) headed in junior midfielder Kendra Spencer’s (Petoskey, MI) corner kick in the 65th minute to help lead the Owls past Rhode Island College, 4-1, in Little East Conference women’s soccer action at the RIC Soccer Field on Saturday afternoon.




Keene State stops a two-game losing skid, while improving to 10-4 overall and 3-1 in the Little East. The Anchorwomen fall to 1-12-1 overall and 0-3-1 in the league.



The Anchorwomen played a spirited first half, which was highlighted by senior forward Kayla Fleming’s (Pawtucket, RI) first goal of the season. After a throw-in, sophomore forward Chelsea Creamer (Coventry, RI) chased the ball down the wing and crossed it to Fleming at the top of the box. Fleming eluded a defender and sent a shot into the lower corner for the game’s first marker.



 Senior Forward Kayla Fleming


The Owls netted the equalizer in the 22nd minute as sophomore forward Katie Bradford’s (Lebanon, NH) free kick from 20 yards out was re-directed by junior defender Jaclyn Grant (Newington, CT) for her first tally of the year.


Karamourtopoulos’ goal seemed to set the Anchorwomen back a bit and Keene State took advantage. Freshman midfielder Tara Nathan (Bethel, CT) punched in an insurance goal, her second of the season, in the 85th minute, and freshman forward Samantha Jo Saltalamaccia (Sandown, NH) banged home her first collegiate marker with 25 seconds left in the game.


Keene State junior goalkeeper Samantha Hirsh (Holliston, MA) made six saves as her personal mark goes to 6-1. RIC sophomore netminder Maddie Pirri (Bristol, RI) made nine saves as her record falls to 1-12-1.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will have a week off before resuming Little East Conference play at Plymouth State on Saturday, Oct. 11. Keene State will host Tufts on Tuesday, Oct. 14.