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April 14, 2012

 

RICCI SCORES FIVE IN, 20-12, LOSS TO
FIRST PLACE KEENE STATE
Carbone Continues Strong Play With 16 Saves

Providence, R.I.-Freshman attacker Jessica Ricci (Hope, RI) netted five goals for the Anchorwomen, but it wasnít enough as the Rhode Island College womenís lacrosse team fell to Keene State, 20-12, on Saturday at the RIC Lacrosse Field in Little East Conference action.

 

Keene State (10-2, 3-0 LEC) jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the opening minutes of the ballgame and never looked back. Rhode Island College (2-7, 0-3 LEC) bounced back with three straight goals to make it, 4-3, when senior attacker Nicky Drolet (Somersworth, NH) found the back of the net with 10:47 left in the first half, but that would be the closest the Anchorwomen would come to overtaking the Owls the rest of the way.

 

 

Freshman attacker Jessica Ricci 

 

After heading into the intermission with a four-goal, 9-5, lead, KSC outscored RIC, 11-7, through the second stanza en route to the 20-12 victory.

 

Junior midfielder Lauren Brown (Agawam, MA) scored five goals, while sophomore midfielder Eliza Witherbee (Newburyport, MA) added four goals and two assists, to lead the Owls offensively.

 

Keene State outshot Rhode Island College, 45-17, and held a significant, 26-8, advantage in draw controls.

 

Aside from Ricciís five-goal performance, RICís offense received a boost from Drolet, who finished with four goals. Sophomore attacker Ashley Signoriello (Cranston, RI) registered two goals and two assists, while sophomore midfielder Jessalyn OíNeill (North Providence, RI) added a goal of her own.

 

Junior midfielder Courtney McKiernan (Hope, RI) notched three assists, four ground balls and five caused turnovers. Senior midfielder Jenna Childs (Cranston, RI) led the Anchorwomen with seven ground balls and seven caused turnovers.

 

KSC freshman defender Polly Grey (Saratoga, NY) chipped in with two goals and a game-high four assists, while senior midfielder Caitlyn Corace (Mahopac, MA) finished with three goals and two assists. Sophomore midfielder Ashley Borjeson (Londonderry, NH) tallied a pair of goals to go along with her team-high six ground balls, while junior midfielder Nicole Curry (Hampstead, NH) contributed a goal and a game-high eight draw controls.

 

Sophomore goalkeeper Taryn Carbone (Cranston, RI) posted a valiant effort in net for RIC, making 16 saves in the loss (2-7). It was the second highest (18) save total for her this spring.

 

Junior backup goalkeeper Christine Collins (Cheshire, CT) recorded the victory (1-0) in her first start of the season, making three saves along the way.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will continue Little East Conference play at home against Southern Maine on Tuesday, April 17 (6 p.m.).

 

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