March 27, 2012



Framingham, Mass.-Senior attacker Nicky Drolet (Somersworth, NH) scored two goals and assisted on another in her return to the lineup after missing the last game, as the Rhode Island College women’s lacrosse team fell, 11-5, to Framingham State at Maple Street Field on Tuesday afternoon.


The Rams, winners of three in a row, improve to 3-1 on the young season, while the Anchorwomen fall to 1-3.


Senior Kerry Kiley (Mansfield, MA) tallied a game-best and season high seven goals to lead the Rams.


Rhode Island College struck first taking 1-0 lead just over five minutes into the game. From behind the net, Drolet fed a pass to classmate attacker Ashley Signoriello (Cranston, RI) cutting down the middle and Signoriello found the back of the net with a well-placed shot.



 Senior attacker Molly Voyer


The edge would not last long and would be the Anchorwomen’s only lead in the game as Kiley answered with three goals in a six-minute span to put the Rams on top for good.  On her first tally, Kiley scooped a ground ball and raced to the front of the net to beat the Anchorwomen’s goalie low at 23:13. Junior Brittany McLean (Walpole, MA) fed Kiley on a give-and-go for her second marker of the game at 19:57 and she scored unassisted at 18:13 to cap the spurt.


Senior attacker Molly Voyer (Lincoln, RI) pulled the Anchorwomen back within one, 3-2, when she converted a free position opportunity at 15:01.


Junior Chelsea Temple (Rutland, VT) put the Rams back up by two with just under seven minutes remaining in the first as McLean fed Temple with a pass right in front of the net and Temple converted on her first of three in the game. 


Drolet, who missed the last game with an injury, answered with a goal off a Voyer assist to cut the lead back to one with just under four minutes to go in the frame.  That was as close as RIC would come for the remainder of the game as the Rams rattled off three goals in the final three minutes including a pair from Kiley to take control of the game and a 7-3 edge at the break.


Rhode Island College cut into the Rams lead 17 seconds into the second half as senior defender Jenna Childs (Cranston, RI) hit freshman attacker Jessica Ricci (Hope, RI) with a pass and Ricci connected on her first of the game.


The Rams responded with a 4-0 run, including a pair from Kiley and freshman Ashley Holmes’ (East Sandwich, MA) first goal of the season, to push the lead to 11-4 with just over seven minutes remaining in the game. Voyer added her second of the game with 6:55 left to reach the final score of 11-5.


The Rams outshot the Anchorwomen 35-13 and sophomore Rebecca Rixan (Stow, MA) picked up her first win of the season making six saves. RIC sophomore goalie Taryn Carbone (Cranston, RI) made 18 saves.


Junior midfielder Courtney McKiernan (Hope, RI) picked up five ground balls and caused three turnovers, while Ricci corralled five loose balls as well.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will travel to Emerson on Friday, March 30 (3:30 p.m.).