April 13, 2013



Keene, N.H.-Senior midfielder Lauren Brown (Agawam, MA) had four goals and an assist, while junior midfielder Eliza Witherbee  (Newburyport, MA) finished with three goals and two assists to lead the Keene State College women's lacrosse team to a 17-5 Little East Conference victory over Rhode Island College at Owl Athletic Complex on Saturday.


Winners of five straight, the Owls improve to 7-5 overall with a 2-1 record in LEC play. RIC (4-6, 03 LEC) has dropped three of its last four games. 


Keene State dominated play early, scoring the first 10 goals of the game. Witherbee scored KSC's first goal just 48 seconds into the game. Brown netted three of her goals in the first half as KSC took a commanding, 10-2, lead at the break.


After sophomore midfielder Lauren Maisano (Bristol, RI) scored to make it an 11-3 game early in the second half, the Owls reeled off the next three goals, going up 14-3 on a goal from senior midfielder Lindsay McManus (Dover, NH).


KSC scored the final three goals of the game with freshman attacker Annie Flynn (Mt. Greylock, MA) getting her third and fourth goals of the season.


Sophomore midfielder Christa Demovellan (Westwood, MA) had two goals and an assist and senior midfielder Nicole Curry (Hampstead, NH) chipped in with a goal and four assists in the game for Keene State.


Sophomore attacker Jessica Ricci (Hope, RI) had two of the Anchorwomen's five goals in the game, while sophomore attacker Danielle Landon (Wading River, NY) and sophomore midfielder Harmony Tillison (Cranston, RI) scored the other goals for the visitors.


Junior goalkeeper Erin Taylor (Brewster, NY) and senior goalkeeper Libby Curran (Londonderry, NH) split the goaltending chores for KSC. Taylor (6-3) made four saves in the first half and Curran stopped three shots in the second half.  


Junior goalkeeper Taryn Carbone (Cranston, RI) had a busy day in the RIC goal, facing 25 shots and making eight saves. She robbed Demovellan of a goal early in the second half and made a couple of nice stops on shots by freshman midfielder Meghan Malloy (Keene, NH) later in the half. Carbone falls to 4-6 on the season.


Keene State held a 16-6 advantage in draw controls and outshot the Anchorwomen, 33-13.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will continue Little East Conference play at Southern Maine on Tuesday, April 16 (3:30 p.m.).