September 2, 2011



Boston, MA-Sophomore midfielder Lauren Maisano (Bristol, RI) netted a pair of goals to lead the Rhode Island College women’s soccer team over host Wheelock College, 6-0, tonight at Winsor Field in Boston.  The match was the season opener for both squads.


Maisano’s first tally came when she gathered a cross sent up field by sophomore forward Johnna Magiera (Coventry, RI) and broke away down the right sideline before finding the back of the net on the far side at 39:22 for a 2-0 Anchorwomen margin.  Maisano’s second score gave Rhode Island College a 5-0 advantage at 71:41 when she took a cross in the middle of the box from sophomore forward Megan Saucier (Freetown, MA) and lifted it just over the Wildcats’ keeper. 



 Sophomore midfielder Lauren Maisano


The Anchorwomen opened the scoring at the 13:11 mark of the first half when Junior defender Sarah Fagan (West Kingston, RI) deposited a penalty kick into the back of the net for a 1-0 edge. Rhode Island College later padded its lead less than three minutes later when Saucier crossed to Magiera in the middle of the box for a scoring strike into the back of the net for a 3-0 lead at 42:11.



 Junior defender Sarah Fagan


Freshman defender Danielle Peloquin (Pawtucket, RI) increased the Anchorwomen lead with a shot from just outside the top right corner of the box for a goal that just went over the fingertips of the Wildcat keeper for a 4-0 margin at 68:53.  Saucier capped the night’s scoring when she carried the ball down the left side and beat the keeper with a shot to the far side of the net.


Three keepers combined to record the shutout for Rhode Island College, which owned a 40-6 shot advantage. Sophomore Abygayle Fisher (Exeter, NH) stopped all three shots she faced in 76:45 of action, while freshman goalie Audrey Maia (Norton, MA) was untested in 7:43 of play as was classmate Ashlyn Cleary (Tiverton, RI) in the final 5:32.


Senior Alexandra Chiesa (Medford, MA) put up an outstanding effort for Wheelock with 19 saves, while aggressively coming out off her line to stop many of the Anchorwomen’s best chances.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Thomas tomorrow afternoon at 2 p.m.