April 25, 2009






Providence, RIóEastern Connecticut junior midfielder Taylor MacDonald (Oak Bluffs, MA) had four goals and three assists as the Warriors closed out Rhode Island Collegeís season with a 19-5 win in Little East Conference womenís lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon.




The Warriors even their record at 8-8 and cap their Little East Conference Regular Season Championship with a perfect 6-0 mark. The Anchorwomen finish with a 1-14 overall record and an 0-6 mark in league action.






 Senior defenders Sherri Heard (middle left) and Jessica Shiel (middle right)
were honored, along with their parents, prior to the start of the game
as part of Senior Day.




The Warriors opened the game with five goals from five different players over the first 12:25 of action. RIC freshman attacker Nicky Drolet (Somersworth, NH) stemmed the tide with an unassisted marker at 14:13.




Eastern Connecticut answered with two goals before RIC sophomore midfielder Suany Almonte (Warwick, RI) cut the deficit to five goals, 7-2, at 21:07. MacDonald scored two of her three first half tallies over the final 8:39 as the visitors went into halftime with a 10-3 advantage.




ECSU scored six goals, paced by two sophomore midfielder Ashley Del Vecchio (Fairfield, CT) markers, over the first 8:42 of the second half to put the game away.




The Warriors had a balanced offensive attack with nine different goal scorers and 10 seaprate players recording at least one point. Del Vecchio matched MacDonaldís goal total, while junior attacker Brooke Wayte (Bellport, NY) contributed three markers.




Freshman goalie Kristianna Ibsen (Shelton, CT) made eight saves to earn the win. MacDonald added seven draw controls, while senior defender Sara Barrett (Bourne, MA) picked up a game-high six ground balls and caused three turnovers.




Drolet and Almonte accounted for each of RICís five goals, with three and two, respectively. Freshman attacker Molly Voyer (Lincoln, RI) and classmate defender Jenna Childs (Cranston, RI) led the Anchorwomen with four ground balls apiece. Childs added a game-high four caused turnovers.




Sophomore goalie Hilary Switzer (Woonsocket, RI) made 18 saves in a losing effort.




The Warriors outshot RIC, 42-21, and held in advantage in ground balls, 24-18, and draw controls, 20-5.