September 28, 2011


Fisher Makes Season-High 10 Saves

Framingham, Mass.-Sophomore forward Marissa D’Angelo (Whitman, MA) tallied a pair of goals for Framingham State University as the Rhode Island College women’s soccer team fell to the Rams in non-conference action at Maple Street Field, 6-0.


RIC (2-7) started the game on a tear offensively with three quality scoring chances in the game’s first six minutes. Just under five minutes into the game, sophomore midfielder Megan Saucier (Freetown, MA) fired a shot on net off a corner kick that beat the Rams goalkeeper, but senior midfielder Kerry Kiley (Mansfield, MA) was able to kick the shot away for the team save. Two minutes later, sophomore midfielder Stephanie Choiniere (Hope, RI) took a feed in the box and was alone in front of the net with a chance to score but her shot sailed high.


From there Framingham State (5-4) took over the game outshooting the Anchorwomen, 16-4, in the first half and, 30-10, for the game.



 Sophomore goalkeeper Abygayle Fisher


Freshman forward Isabela DeSouza (Framingham, MA) put the Rams on the board in the 12th minute as she took a long cross from sophomore midfielder Kayla Austin (Winchester, MA) and found the back of the net for her team leading 6th goal of the season.


D’Angelo would extend the lead to 3-0 in favor of the Rams with her goals in the 24th and 26th minutes. On her first, freshman forward Marisa Parent (Revere, MA) sent a cross into the box to D’Angelo who placed a shot inside the far post. Kiley sent a long through pass to D’Angelo just outside the box and D’Angelo was able maneuver free and score her second of the game.


The Rams would add three more in the second half – all unassisted goals – to reach the final margin of 6-0. Parent fired a shot inside the upper ninety in the 57th minute for her 5th goal of the season. Austin would score in the 84th minute after dribbling through the Anchorwomen’s defense and perfectly placing the ball placed inside the far post. Sophomore forward Kristi Stewart (Lunenburg, MA) scored on a long shot on the right sideline in the 87th minute to finish the scoring.


Framingham State goalkeeper McKenzie Vershon (Chicopee, MA) made five saves en route to her second shutout of the season. Vershon improves to 3-3 on the year. Meanwhile, freshman Audrey Maia (Norton, MA), sophomore Abygayle Fisher (Exeter, NH) and freshman Ashlyn Cleary (Tiverton, RI) combined in net for RIC. Maia surrendered three goals while making two saves, falling to 0-2 on the season. Fisher allowed one goal with 10 saves in 52 minutes of action, while Cleary did not record a save but allowed two goals.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College resumes Little East Conference play at UMass Dartmouth on Saturday, Oct. 1 (1 p.m.).