March 22, 2011



Worcester, MA-Junior attacker Nicky Drolet (Somersworth, NH) registered four goals and an assist while classmate Molly Voyer (Lincoln, RI) added a hat trick to help lead Rhode Island College to a 15-11 non-conference win over Worcester State this evening in womenís lacrosse action at Coughlin Field.


For the Anchorwomen (2-0), senior attacker Suany Almonte (Warwick, RI), sophomore midfielder Courtney McKiernan (Hope, RI) and freshman attacker Ashley Signoriello (Cranston, RI) all recorded two goals apiece, while McKeirman scooped up a game-best seven ground balls. Junior defender Jenna Childs (Cranston, RI) and sophomore defender Haley Lattinville (North Kingstown, RI) and each notched four ground balls apiece as they both forced a pair of miscues.



 Junior attacker Nicky Drolet


 Freshman goalkeeper Taryn Carbone (Cranston, RI) made four saves in net for the win (2-0).


First-year Shawna Strazzere (Billerica, MA) propelled the effort for the Lancers (0-2) as she finished with four markers and one helper for five points while senior Carley MacIntyre (Townsend, MA) chipped with three. Junior Megan Sheehan (Dunstable, MA) also recorded two goals as junior Danielle Clifford (Attleboro, MA) added team-highs of four ground balls and two caused turnovers


The Blue and Gold also received a lift from third-year keeper Haley Erickson (Saugus, MA) who stopped 12 of the 27 shots she saw on net. Erickson ended the night with three ground balls.



 Junior attacker Molly Voyer


After Strazzere and senior Colleen Manning (Plainville, MA) put WSU up 2-0 early on in the contest, the game was back and forth throughout the duration of the period as there were seven ties and four lead changes until Rhode Island College grabbed the 9-8 edge at the intermission. Almonte and Childs netted the last two goals for the Anchorwomen in the opening frame.


Coming out of the locker room, Voyer tallied two of RICís three goals as they took over a 12-8 advantage three minutes into the stanza. But Sheehan would help the Lancers erase a scoring drought of nearly 15 minutes with two straight markers to make the score 12-10 with 13:22 remaining.


The Anchorwomen would then make the most of their possessions as the visitors would score twice for the 14-10 lead with 6:24 left in regulation. Worcester State did get within a goal on a MacIntyre free-position goal at the 3:43 mark (14-11), but RIC kept it on the offensive side of the turf for the remainder of the contest.


Rhode Island College led in shots, 34-20 (16-8 in the second half), and ground balls, 30-20. Neither team did well in free position shots as RIC was 0-for-4 and the Lancers were 1-for-5. Worcester State is now 6-3 all-time against the Anchorwomen.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Lasell on Thursday, March 24 (4 p.m.).