April 22, 2009



Gorham, Maine-Junior Jessica Knight (Alfred, Maine) scored five goals as the University of Southern Maine women’s lacrosse team ran past Rhode Island College, 16-5, in Little East Conference action Wednesday afternoon at rainy Hodgdon Field.


 The win snapped a five-game losing skid for Huskies who improve to 5-8 overall and 2-3 in the conference.  The Anchorwomen dropped their 12th straight game, sliding to 1-13 overall and 0-5 in LEC play.


 Senior Caitlin Albert (Scarborough, Maine) complemented Knight notching three goals and two assists for five points.  Sophomore Kelsey Rodrigue (Lewiston, Maine) had three goals and one assist, and classmate Jessica Martineau (Auburn, Maine) tallied twice.  Sophomore goalie Rachel Lolley (Gorham, Maine) recorded nine saves.


 Sophomore Suany Almonte (Warwick, R.I.) scored two goals for RIC before leaving the game with an injury.  Rookies Nicky Drolet (Somersworth, N.H.), Molly Voyer (Lincoln, R.I.) and Jenna Childs (Cranston, R.I.) each had one goal.  Sophomore goalie Hilary Switzer (Woonsocket, R.I.) made 10 saves.


 Albert and Knight put USM up 2-0 in the opening 1:13 of play.  After Almonte got the Anchorwomen on the board, the Huskies ran off five straight goals, including three in a row by Knight before Albert and Rodrigue found the net, to take a 7-1 lead midway through the half.  The Huskies led 8-2 at the break.


 Southern Maine scored the first four goals of the second half to push the advantage to 12-2 with 12:53 to play.  The teams traded goals over the next nine minutes to make the score 15-5.  Freshman Kaitlyn Oddy (Kennebunkport, Maine) got the final marker for USM with 3:00 to play.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Nichols on Thursday, April 23.