FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

 

March 30, 2009

 

 

 

MURPHY & CANAVAN COMBINE TO SINK RIC
Voyer’s Game-High Five Markers Are Not Enough

 

Providence, RI—Senior attacker Caitlyn Murphy (Katonah, NY) and sophomore midfielder Tina Canavan (Stonington, CT) scored five and four goals, respectively, to lead Lasell past Rhode Island College, 11-8, in collegiate women’s lacrosse action on Monday afternoon. 

 

 

 

Canavan found the back of the net 52 seconds into the first half as she and Murphy scored two goals apiece to help the Lasers (5-4) build a 6-0 lead over the first 20 minutes of play.

 

 

 

RIC (1-5) freshman midfielder Molly Voyer (Lincoln, RI) score three times over the final 10 minutes to pull RIC within four, 7-3, at the break.

 

 

 

 

 

 Freshman Midfielder Molly Voyer

 

 

 

Murphy tallied twice to open the second half before the Anchorwomen answered with three of the next four goals, all scored by senior defender Jessica Shiel (Warwick, RI) who was moved up front. Voyer scored with 4:50 left in regulation to pull the hosts within two, but Canavan scored 11 seconds later to keep RIC at bay.

 

 

 

 

 

 Senior Defender Jessica Shiel

 

 

 

Sophomore goalie Kristin Coderre (Monson, MA) was the story in net for Lasell, making 18 saves, which included 10 second-half stops. Sophomore netminder Hilary Switzer (Woonsocket, RI) made five saves in a losing effort for RIC.

 

 

 

Canavan added two assists for a six-point afternoon to go along with six draw controls and five ground balls. Senior defender Cassandra Haase (Ridgewood, NJ) contributed a game-high nine caused turnovers and nine ground balls.

 

 

 

Voyer netted a career-high five goals in a losing effort. RIC freshmen defenders Allie Macamaux (Hope, RI) and Jenna Childs (Cranston, RI) led the Anchorwomen with seven ground balls apiece.

 

 

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will play at Westfield State on Thursday, April 2.

 

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