March 23, 2013



Chicopee, Mass.-Junior attacker Ashley Signoriello (Cranston, RI) netted six goals, while sophomore attacker Jessica Ricci (Hope, RI) added four more scores, as the Rhode Island College women’s lacrosse team cruised past Elms College, 19-4, in non-conference action at Leary Field on Saturday afternoon.


Rhode Island College (1-1) quickly posted a 3-0 lead less than eight minutes into the first half behind a trio of goals from Signoriello, Ricci and junior midfielder Jessalyn O’Neill (North Providence, RI). Sophomore attacker Lauren Mazza (Agawam, MA) found the back of the net for Elms (1-4) with 9:28 on the clock to cut the deficit to two, but the Anchorwomen answered with six straight goals, including four from Signoriello, to send Rhode Island College into halftime with a 9-1 lead.



 Junior attacker Ashley Signoriello


After Mazza tallied her second goal of the afternoon at the 3:08 mark of the second half to cut into the Anchorwomen advantage, Signoriello, Ricci and O’Neill each responded with a goal apiece to extend the lead to double digits. Sophomore attacker Nora McDonough (South Hadley, MA) put the Blazers back on the scoreboard with a goal at the 17:05 mark to make it, 12-3, but again RIC bounced back with an onslaught of goals as the Anchorwomen netted five straight scores over the next seven minutes of action to take a commanding, 17-3, lead.


O’Neill and junior defender Sophie Kanno (Cranston, RI) both finished with three goals for RIC, while sophomore attacker Danielle Landon (Wading River, NY), sophomore midfielder Lauren Maisano (Bristol, RI) and freshman attacker Ana Medeiros (New Bedford, MA) each registered scores as well.


Signoriello and Maisano led the Anchorwomen with seven ground balls apiece, while Signoriello recorded a team-high four caused turnovers. Kanno led RIC in draw controls with seven.


Elms midfielder Brianna Lyons (Canton, MA) scored the team's final goal of the game and led the squad with five ground balls, while senior defender Erika Murphy (Torrington, CT) finished with a team-high six caused turnovers. 


RIC junior goalkeeper Taryn Carbone (Cranston, RI) made eight saves in the win (1-1), while sophomore goalkeeper Alysha Parsons (Newington, CT) stopped 17 shots in the loss (1-4).


The Anchorwomen outshot the Blazers, 44-15, and won 18 of the 25 draw controls. RIC also held a decisive advantage in ground balls (36-19).


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Framingham State on Tuesday, March 26 (6 p.m.).