FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

 

April 5, 2010

 

 

 

HAWKS SOAR HIGH OVER
RIC WOMEN’S LACROSSE, 16-7

 

Providence, R.I.- Sophomore attacker Molly Voyer (Lincoln, RI) scored three goals as the Rhode Island College Anchorwomen fell, 16-7, to Roger Williams in women’s lacrosse action at the RIC Lacrosse Field on Monday afternoon.

 

 

 

 

 

 Sophomore attacker Molly Voyer

 

 

 

The Hawks improved to 4-3 overall, while the Anchorwomen fall to 2-3 on the season.

 

 

 

Senior attack Kasey Beckwith (Franklin, CT) scored four goals and corralled a game-high five draw controls, while junior attacker Kate Malenczak (Sayville, NY) scored two goals and had a game-high three assists to lead the Hawks in the win.

 

 

 

RIC jumped out to the early lead as freshman midfielder Haley Lattinville (North Kingstown, RI) put the hosts up, 1-0, just over three minutes into the game.

 

 

 

However, Roger Williams countered with a diverse offensive attack as they rattled off five straight goals, by five different student-athletes to take the, 5-1, advantage.

 

 

 

Freshman midfielder Libby Lazar (Wakefield, RI) gave the Anchorwomen their second goal of the game with 11:23 remaining in the half to cut the deficit to three.

 

 

 

Once again, the Hawks went on a scoring binge, as they put up six of the next seven goals, fueled by two goals from Beckwith, to go into halftime with an 11-3 lead.

 

 

 

RWU started the second half in the same fashion as they scored the first four goals of the second frame to take the 15-3 lead with 26:59 remaining in the game.

 

 

 

After a timeout by RIC Head Coach Mike Koperda, the Anchorwomen found their scoring touch. They rattled off four of the next five goals to trim the lead, 16-7. However, that would be all the offense RIC would get as the Hawk offense played keep away for the final minutes of the game to secure the win.

 

 

 

Hawk junior goalkeeper Amanda Magee (Columbus, NJ) was outstanding between the pipes. She earned the win by allowing only three goals and made 14 stops in 43:00 minutes. RIC freshman goalkeeper Kerri Montgomery (Franklin, MA) allowed 16 goals and made five saves in the loss.

 

 

 

 

 

 Freshman defender Courtney McKiernan

 

 

 

RIC freshman defender Courtney McKiernan (Hope, RI) led the hosts with a game-high six ground balls.

 

 

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host SUNY Maritime on Thursday, April 8 at 6 p.m.

 

 

 

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