April 20, 2011



Boston, Mass.-Junior attacker Molly Voyer (Lincoln, RI) recorded a career-high 10 points on four goals and six assists as the Rhode Island College women's lacrosse team scored an 18-10 win at Wheelock on Wednesday night.


The Anchorwomen (5-7) needed the win, having come into the game having lost six of their previous seven. Wheelock drops to 0-10 on the season.



Junior attacker Molly Voyer


Freshman midfielder Jessalyn O'Neill (North Providence, RI) posted a hat trick with three markers, to go along with five ground balls and four draw controls. Four additional Anchorwomen each scored twice, including junior and former goalkeeper Hilary Switzer (Woonsocket, RI).


Freshman goalkeeper Taryn Carbone (Cranston, RI) made six saves to earn the win (5-7).


Junior Kylie Hefford (Exeter, NH) matched her season high with four goals for Wheelock, while freshman Christina Cubera (Baltimore, MD) turned in her first college hat trick. Sophomore Despina Savvoulides (Norwalk, CT) scored twice, while junior Karlye Kennedy (Byfield, MA) notched 10 draw controls, doubling the team's previous high this season. Sophomore Alexandra Perry (Malden, MA) made seven saves.


Switzer scored the first of her two goals after 46 seconds to give the Anchorwomen the lead, but Wheelock later erased an early two-goal deficit with markers 1:03 apart. Hefford tallied at 26:05 before Cubera's free-position goal knotted the game at 25:02.


However, the visitors eventually scored twice in 16 seconds to take the lead for good during a 3-0 run, with Voyer capping that stretch by making the score 5-2 at the 19:50 mark. Kennedy and Hefford netted the next two goals, drawing their team within 5-4, before Rhode Island College utilized a 5-1 run to grab a five-goal advantage at 3:08. Hefford scored with 2:10 remaining in the opening stanza to create a 10-6 margin by halftime.


Voyer had a hand in six of the Anchorwomen's eight second-half goals, helping her team push its lead out to 17-8 with fewer than 10 minutes left. The Wildcats tallied two of the game's final three goals, with Savvoulides scoring at 6:05 and Cubera netting Wheelock's 10th marker with 58 seconds to go, helping her team surpass its previous high of nine goals.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Eastern Connecticut on Saturday, April 23 (1 p.m.) in a Little East Conference matchup.