FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

 

March 21, 2009

 

 

 

MANNING’S NINE POINTS HELP
BEARS SINK ANCHORWOMEN
Bridgewater State Earns First Win

 

Providence, RI—Junior midfielder Shannon Manning (Framingham, MA) had five goals and four assists for nine points to help lead the Bridgewater State women’s lacrosse team to their first victory of the season in a 22-7 win over Rhode Island College on Saturday afternoon.

 

 

 

Junior attack Katie DeMaio (Port Jefferson Station, NY) led all scorers with seven goals, while sophomore attack Courtney Lennon (Medfield, MA) tallied three times.

 

 

 

Junior goalkeeper Meghan Griffin (Billerica, MA) played the first half, making 10 saves to earn her first (1-2) win. Sophomore Katie Weber (Arlington, MA) played the final 30 minutes, making two stops.

 

 

 

Bridgewater State (1-3) opened up a 7-0 lead as Manning, who scored three times in the first 15 minutes, and four others found the back of the net. Manning added another goal, while RIC (1-2) freshman midfielder Nichole Drolet (Somersworth, NH) and junior midfielder Emily Conte (North Providence, RI) were the only Anchorwomen goal-scorers, as the Bears took a nine-goal, 11-2, lead into halftime.

 

 

 

 

 

 Freshman Midfielder Nichole Drolet

 

 

 

The Bears quickly put three goals on the board in the second half and cruised to the win. Freshman defender Kiera Garvey (Chelmsford, MA) picked up six ground balls.

 

 

 

RIC sophomore goalkeeper Hilary Switzer (Woonsocket, RI) took the loss (1-2), making six saves in the first half, before giving way to freshman Chiara Razzino (Providence, RI) for the second half. Drolet finished with a team-high three goals.

 

 

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will play at Worcester State on Thursday, Mar. 26.

 

 

 

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