April 9, 2011



Providence, RI-Sophomore attacker Devon Edwards (Islip, NY) scored five goals and assisted on two others for seven points to lead the Western Connecticut State University Colonials past Rhode Island College, 18-9, in Little East Conference women’s lacrosse action.


Sophomore attacker Nicole Perrone (Brookfield, CT) scored four goals and junior attacker Brianna Mitterando (Mastic Beach, NY) registered a hat trick with three markers. Junior midfielder Lauren Poppe (Brookfield, CT) set up four tallies, picked up five ground balls and corralled two draw controls. Freshman goalkeeper Karli Portnoy (Sea Cliff, NY) made 14 saves to earn the win (5-4).



 Sophomore defender Haley Lattinville


For the second game in a row, the Anchorwomen (3-4, 0-2 LEC) drew first blood as junior attacker Nicky Drolet (Somersworth, NH) found the back of the net three minutes into the contest. Edwards and Mitterando scored at 25:30 and 23:39, respectively to give the Colonials (5-4, 1-1 LEC) their first lead, 2-1.


RIC sophomore defender Haley Lattinville (North Kingstown, RI) was fouled and converted a free position opportunity to knot the game at two apiece 34 seconds after Mitterando’s marker.


With the Anchorwomen trailing, 4-3, Drolet scored two unassisted goals to give the hosts a 5-4 advantage with 9:11 left in the first half. WestConn then rolled off six straight markers, paced by two from Edwards and another pair by sophomore attacker Lindsay Gorman (Killingworth, CT), to build a 10-5 lead. RIC junior attacker Molly Voyer (Lincoln, RI) pulled RIC within four, 10-6, with 53 seconds left in the first stanza.


Gorman, Mitterando and junior attacker Kaitlyn Arconti (Danbury, CT) scored the first three goals of the second half to give the visitors a seven-goal, 13-6, cushion with 21:06 left in the game.


RIC scored three of the game’s next four goals to pull within five, 14-9, with 14:12 remaining as Voyer, Lattinville and Drolet each tallied. Perrone rolled off four goals over the final 7:31 to allow the Colonials to seal the league win.


Freshman Taryn Carbone (Cranston, RI) made 11 saves for the hosts. Drolet led the way with four goals, as freshman defender Sam Nolte (Cranston, RI) picked up a game-high six ground balls and recorded her first collegiate point with an assist on Drolet’s marker at 14:12 of the second half.


WestConn held the advantage in shots (35-29), while the Anchorwomen led in draw controls (15-14) and ground balls (29-22).


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will play at Westfield State on Tuesday, April 12 (4 p.m.).