April 12, 2011



Westfield, MA--Junior attacker Nicky Drolet (Somersworth, NH) scored three goals as the Rhode Island College women’s lacrosse team lost, 21-7, at Westfield State on Tuesday afternoon.



 Junior attacker Nicky Drolet


Laura Chiricosta (five goals, two assists) and Rachel Dionne (four goals, three assists) shared game high scoring honors to lead the Owls offensively. Other top point producers for Westfield State were Maura Stack with four goals and two assists and Ari Colella with four goals. Becca Kelley contributed two goals and an assist.


Westfield State improved to 5-3, while the loss drops RIC to 3-5.


Westfield jumped out to a 4-0 lead after five minutes, but RIC knotted the score at 4-4 with 15:13 left in the first half. The Owls then went on a scoring surge, finding the back of the net seven times for an 11-4 lead 46 seconds into the second half.


Drolet stopped the run to make it 11-5 at the 26:56 mark. Westfield then ripped off 10 straight goals for a 21-5 lead with 6:32 remaining and seal the win.


RIC freshman goalkeeper Taryn Carbone (Cranston, RI) made 16 saves in the loss. Sophomore midfielder Courtney McKiernan (Hope, RI) contributed a goal, four ground balls and two draw controls. Freshman attacker Ashley Signoriello (Cranston, RI) pitched in with a goal, an assist and four draw controls.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Nichols on Thursday, April 14 (4 p.m.).