May 1, 2010



Mansfield, CTóEastern Connecticut clinched a share of the Little East Conference Regular Season Championship for the fourth straight season and ended Rhode Island College's campaign in a 26-2 win.


The Warriors raise their record to 7-9 overall and 5-1 in the Little East, while RIC finished with marks of 3-10 and 0-6. Eastern  ended their conference season with five straight wins after the opening loss to Keene State.


Eastern Connecticut's five outgoing seniors contributed goals, and senior midfielder Taylor MacDonald (Oak Bluffs, MA) scored her 100th career goal. Senior attack Courtney Bedocs (Hamden) had five goals, senior attack Katie Beers (Trumbull, CT)  four goals and four assists, senior attack Brooke Wayte (Bellport, NY) two goals and two assists, MacDonald two goals and an assist and senior midfielder Dana McLaughlin (West Hartford, CT) two goals. MacDonald won 19 of 28 faceoffs and collected seven draws. Wayte won five draws and McLaughlin picked up four ground balls.


ECSU freshman goalie Nancy Ibrahim (Lindenhurst, NY)  made six saves in 47 minutes, while freshman Taylor Bidmead (Somers, CT) saw action for the first time in her career Saturday, playing  the final 13 minutes without a save.