September 26, 2012


Peloquin Paces RIC Attack With Six Shots

Providence, R.I.-Junior midfielder Kayla Austin (Winchester, MA) registered a goal and two assists to pace the Framingham State women’s soccer team to a 3-0 victory over Rhode Island College at the RIC Soccer Field on Wednesday night in non-conference action.


Framingham State improves to 3-4 on the season, while Rhode Island College falls to 1-6.


The Anchorwomen put forth a valiant effort defensively through much of the first half to hold the Rams off the scoreboard. However, FSU found the back of the net in the 38th minute to take a 1-0 lead, sparked by a free kick from Austin just outside the box. Austin laced one towards RIC goalkeeper Audrey Maia (Norton, MA), who stopped the shot attempt but couldn’t control the rebound. Junior defender Mary Brinkmann (Bridgewater, MA) promptly pounced on the loose ball and punched it past Maia to give the Rams the edge heading into halftime.


Trailing by a goal, Rhode Island College continued with its stingy defense in the second half up until the 73rd minute, when Framingham State managed to take a 2-0 lead behind a beautiful entry pass from sophomore defender Christine Buonopane (Stoneham, MA). Buonopane lofted a long pass down the sideline towards Austin, who quickly found junior midfielder Cara Murtagh (Quincy, MA) alone in the box for her second goal of the season.



 Sophomore forward Danielle Peloquin


The Rams added one more goal later in the half thanks to some fantastic ball skills from Austin in the 81st minute. After picking off a pass near midfield, Austin blew past a RIC defender and raced towards the box. Austin then sidestepped another defender and wheeled around two more Anchorwomen before rifling a shot past Maia for her fourth goal of the season.


FSU outshot RIC, 27-12, in the win and posted 14 shots on goal, while the Anchorwomen finished with just three shots on net. Sophomore forward Danielle Peloquin (Pawtucket, RI) led the charge for the hosts as she finished with six shots on the night, while junior midfielder Sam Nolte (Cranston, RI) added two.


Framingham State sophomore goalkeeper McKenzie Vershon (Chicopee, MA) stopped three shots and improved her record to 3-1 with the win, while Maia (1-6) made 11 saves in the loss.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will resume Little East Conference action when the Anchorwomen host UMass Dartmouth on Saturday, Sept. 29 (1 p.m.).