April 9, 2009




Voyer & Conte Notch Three Points Apiece


Fitchburg, MAFreshman attacker Molly Voyer (Lincoln, RI) had two goals and an assist, while junior midfielder Emily Conte (North Providence, RI) contributed two assists and a marker, but Rhode Island College lost, 14-7, at Fitchburg State in collegiate women's lacrosse action on Thursday evening.




Fitchburg State (4-5) junior Emily Swan (Franklin, MA) led all scorers with a game-high six points, posting four goals and two assists, while freshman Amanda Burns (Weymouth, MA) added three scores and one helper. Sophomore Kaitlyn Kelley (Pepperell, MA) was also solid for the Falcons with three tallies and one assist, while junior Tori D’Amato (Hampden, MA) chipped in with three markers.




Rhode Island College (1-8) rookie midfielder Ashleigh Sullivan (Port Jefferson, NY) was also strong with two goals for the Anchorwomen.




Fitchburg State used a nine goal first half, including a 5-0 run to open the contest, to jump out to an early seven goal lead, 9-2. Swan led the Falcons first half shooting with four goals in the frame, while Burns and D’Amato added two apiece. Sullivan and Voyer tallied one goal each for the Anchorwomen.




In the second half, Fitchburg State came out gunning with two unanswered goals to open the period, but Rhode Island battled right back with consecutive goals by Voyer and Conte to keep the contest at a seven-goal deficit. The Anchorwomen continued to answer Fitchburg State’s offense with a pair of goals at the 10:22 mark, but freshman goaltender Jillian Shaner (Arlington, MA) and the Falcons defense held off the Rhode Island comeback to secure Fitchburg’s fourth victory of the season.




Fitchburg State controlled the offensive tempo with a 35-20 advantage in shots and 14-9 advantage in draw controls. Shaner collected her second victory between the pipes for the Falcons with seven saves in net, while sophomore Hilary Switzer (Woonsocket, RI) stopped 12 shots for the Anchorwomen.




In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will resume the Little East Conference circuit on Saturday vs. Plymouth State at the RIC Lacrosse Field.