October 20, 2009



Westfield, MA—Senior Meg Gearin (Groton, MA) tallied three goals and an assist, including her 100th career point, to lead Westfield State to an 8-0 victory over Rhode Island College in non-conference women’s soccer action on Tuesday afternoon.


Westfield improved to 12-1-2 overall and established a new school record by extending its non-losing streak to 14 straight games. RIC dropped to 2-10 and suffered its seventh shutout loss of the season. 


Gearin entered the game with 94 career points and surpassed the magic milestone on her third goal of the game, 1:45 into the second half. Also, it was her 16th goal of the season, which tied the WSC mark for the most goals in a season.


 With Gearin and junior Kate MacLellan (Wilbrahm, MA) both scoring two goals, the Owls led 5-0 at halftime. MacLellan also had an assist, while senior Colleen Kenney (Longmeadow, MA) finished with a goal and two assists.


 RIC was outshot, 40-8, in the game, led by senior midfielder Christina Tavana's (Middletown, CT) two attempts. Junior goalkeeper Maddie Pirri (Bristol, RI) made 18 saves, her second-highest effort this fall, in a losing effort (2-10).


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will play resume Little East Conference play at Southern Maine on Saturday, Oct. 24. The Anchorwomen earned their lone LEC victory in 2008 over the Huskies (2-0).