April 27, 2010



Providence, RI-Junior attacker Suany Almonte (Warwick, RI) scored two goals and corralled five ground balls as the Rhode Island College women’s lacrosse team fell, 17-6, to Southern Maine in Little East Conference action on Tuesday afternoon.



 Junior attacker Suany Almonte


The Huskies improve their record to an even 8-8 overall and to 2-3 in LEC play. The Anchorwomen fall to 3-9 overall and 0-5 in the conference.


Senior midfielder Jessica Knight (Alfred, ME) and junior attacker Mary Vaughan (Brunswick, ME) led all scorers with three goals apiece and Knight chipped in with one assist in the win for Southern Maine. The Huskies had a balanced attack as 10 of the 14 players that saw action scored at least one goal.


Southern Maine started the scoring early as Vaughan put the Huskies up 2-0 just 2:13 into the first stanza. The teams traded the next six goals, including two from Almonte, as USM went up 5-3 with 21:25 remaining in the half.


As the rain started to intensify, so did the play of the Huskies. USM rattled off seven straight goals, two off the stick of freshman midfielder Haley Jordan (Falmouth, ME), to go into the half up by eight, 11-3.


At the half, Southern Maine held the edge in draw controls (12-3) and shots (17-11), while RIC held an advantage in ground balls (19-15).


The second frame started in the same fashion, as the Huskies scored the first three goals to go up, 14-3.


RIC freshman midfielder Libby Lazar (Wakefield, RI) and sophomore attacker Molly Voyer (Lincoln, RI) scored the next two goals of the game to trim the USM lead down to nine, 14-5.


USM scored three of the final four goals of the game to wrap up the 17-6 victory.


At the game's end, Southern Maine held advantages in draw controls (19-6) and shots (35-26), while RIC held the edge in ground balls (28-20).


Southern Maine freshman goalkeeper Samantha Kiesel (Lakeville, MA) picked up her sixth win in net as she played the first stanza, giving up three goals and making four saves. Junior Rachel Lolley (Gorham, ME) took over at the half and made an impressive eight saves to seal the victory for the Huskies. Sophomore Jenna Childs (Cranston, RI) made five saves in the loss for the Anchorwomen.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will finish up their season when they travel to Eastern Connecticut on Saturday, May 1.