September 7, 2011



Springfield, MA-The Rhode Island College women’s soccer team saw their modest two-game win streak to open the season come to an abrupt halt as the Springfield College Pride handed the Anchorwomen a 6-0 setback on Tuesday evening.


There weren’t many bright spot for the visitors (2-1), who managed only two shots, both of which came off the foot of sophomore forward Johnna Magiera (Coventry, RI).



 Sophomore forward Johnna Magiera


RIC used three goalkeepers on the night as sophomore goalkeeper Abygayle Fisher (Exeter, NH) took the loss (2-1) with a six-save effort in 66 minutes of action. Freshman Audrey Maia (Norton, MA) made two stops in 13 minutes, while classmate Ashlyn Cleary (Tiverton, RI) was credited with one save over the final 12 minutes.


It didn’t take Springfield (2-1) very long at all to net the opening goal of the contest as Katie Mantie struck for her first goal of the night. Just 4:25 into the contest, Mantie slipped through the Anchorwomen defense and poked home a goal from eight yards out into the right corner of the net.


The Pride added another goal in the 12th minute off a Mantie corner kick. Mantie’s service from the left side found Erica Donnelly all alone, who calmly tucked in a header just inside the right post.


The hosts added to their lead in the 23rd minute on Mantie’s second marker of the game. After just checking into the game, Courtney Letourneau delivered a through ball from the middle of the field, which Mantie ran onto and slipped home another tally.


Mantie struck again just before the half in similar fashion as she finished off her hat trick. This time, Jenelle Jahoda provided the assist as Mantie held off a defender and scored from 10 yards out with 2:13 remaining.


With 10 new field players seeing action to start the second half, the Pride continued to pour on the offensive pressure. In the 52nd minute, Kim Rasmussen scored to give the Pride a 5-0 cushion, before striking again in the 70th minute after a brilliant move inside the box to get free.


Springfield’s Erin Greenstein recorded her second shutout victory of the season, needing just one save to do so.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will travel to Mitchell College on Saturday, Sept. 10.