March 26, 2009






Worcester, MA—Freshman midfielder Nichole Drolet (Somersworth, NH) led Rhode Island College with a career-high five goals, but it wasn’t enough to help the Anchorwomen as they fell, 15-9, to Worcester State on Thursday night.






 Freshman Midfielder Nichole Drolet




Senior attacker Shannon Feeley (W. Springfield, MA) tallied six goals and two assists to help propel Worcester State to the win. Junior Abby Cosenza (Shrewsbury, MA) notched four goals and an assist, while third-year Brittany Jamieson (Foxboro, MA) sent in a pair of goals, while also recording two helpers. Cosenza picked up a game-high six ground balls while senior Kim Cosenza (Fitchburg, MA) forced two turnovers.




 Freshman Molly Voyer (Lincoln, RI) recorded two goals for RIC, while classmate Jenna Childs (Cranston, RI) chipped in with a team-best five ground balls.




Worcester State went up 3-1 at 25:40 before RIC scored four on the next five shots over the next nine minutes of play, which included three from Drolet, to make the score 5-4 in favor of the visitors. After Feeley scored a pair of goals 2˝ minutes apart, Drolet scored a goal to knot the game up, 6-6, with 8:38 remaining in the period.




With the game gridlocked over the next eight minutes, Childs finally broke the tie, scoring with 22 seconds left on the clock to send both teams off the field for the intermission.




After the second half started, WSC flipped a switch and rattled off four straight goals in a span of seven minutes to take a 10-7 lead. Two free position shots sandwiched a Feeley goal to bring the Anchorwomen within two (11-9), but the Lancers closed out the contest with four unanswered goals as they held RIC scoreless for the last 12˝ minutes of play.




Worcester State ended the contest with a 35-13 shooting advantage, which included a 20-3 edge in the second half. The Lancers controlled the turf as they had a 29-18 ground ball margin.




RIC sophomore goalie Hilary Switzer (Woonsocket, RI) made nine saves.




In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will open the Little East Conference circuit at home against Western Connecticut on Saturday, Mar. 28.