October 15, 2011


Anchorwomen Need To Win Final Two LEC Games to
Qualify for Postseason Tournament

Keene, N.H.-Sophomore goalkeeper Abygayle Fisher (Exeter, NH) made a career-high 20 saves in net for Rhode Island College as the Anchorwomen fell to the Keene State Owls, 4-0, on Saturday in Little East Conference women’s soccer action.


The Anchorwomen (2-12, 0-5 LEC) will need defeat Plymouth State on Oct. 22 and Southern Maine on Oct. 29 in order to qualify for the 2011 Little East Conference Women’s Soccer Tournament.



 Sophomore goalkeeper Abygayle Fisher


Keene State (11-5, 5-0 LEC) peppered the RIC net with 45 shots and scored all of their goals in the second half. Taking a crossing pass from sophomore forward Hayley Kenyon (Exeter, RI), freshman forward Kelly Burrell (Cumberland, ME) redirected the ball into the far corner of the net to give KSC a 1-0 lead 10 minutes into the half.


A few minutes later, Fisher kept it a one-goal game with a diving save on a close-range bid by KSC senior midfielder Sia Karamourtopoulos (Fremont, NH). Moments later, the Anchorwomen, who finished with three shots, had their best chance to get on the board. However, sophomore forward Lauren Maisano’s (Bristol, RI) shot hit the side of the net with KSC senior goalie Megan Dempsey (East Weymouth, MA) out of position.


Aside from a pair of shot attempts from Maisano, freshman midfielder Harmony Tillison (Cranston, RI) launched the only other shot for RIC.


Following the near score, Keene State scored three goals in a span of five minutes to pull away from the Anchorwomen. Sophomore midfielder Jessica Berthiaume (Worcester, MA) made it a 2-0 game in the 77th minute when she corralled a loose ball in the box and fired it into the top corner, tying the team lead with her seventh goal of the season.  Less than four minutes later sophomore midfielder Brittany Boscarino (Ellington, CT) put a well-placed ball just inside the left post for her first goal of the season.  


Burrell completed the scoring just over a minute later when she broke in alone and buried a low, hard drive into the corner of the net for her second goal of the game.  


Dempsey (11-5), who played the first 84 minutes for the Owls, made one save, while freshman Victoria Crenson (North Salem, NY) finished the game for the Owls, who tallied their ninth shutout of the season. Crenson wasn’t credited with a save in her six minutes between the pipes.


Fisher now has 101 saves on the year. Freshman netminder Audrey Maia (Norton, MA) played the final six minutes of the first half and stopped two shots.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will resume Little East Conference competition at Keene State on Saturday, Oct. 15 (1 p.m.).