September 14, 2013



New London, Conn.-Junior defenders Sam Nolte (Cranston, RI) and Harmony Tillison (Cranston, RI) each recorded their first career goals in the second half of Rhode Island College’s, 8-0, thrashing of Mitchell College on Saturday afternoon in non-conference action played at Alumni Field.


Junior forward Danielle Peloquin (Pawtucket, RI) finished with two goals and two assists to lead the way for Rhode Island College (2-1-1), while sophomore forward Gabrielle Turner (Smithfield, RI) totaled two goals and an assist in the win.


RIC opened up the scoring early, as Turner took a feed from Peloquin in the 11th minute and fired a shot from the left corner of the box past Mitchell freshman goalkeeper Shirley Palmer (St. Albans, NY).



 Junior defender Sam Nolte


The duo hooked up again in the 16th minute of action for the second goal of the game as Peloquin dished to an open Turner, who laced a shot from the right side off the right post and into the back of the net.


Following an own goal from the Mariners that put the Anchorwomen up, 3-0, the visitors increased their lead to four when freshman midfielder Jaclyn Greenman (Waterford, CT) set up junior midfielder Lauren Maisano (Bristol, RI) for her second goal of the season.


RIC would eventually head into halftime with a six-goal lead after back-to-back goals from Peloquin in the 26th minute put the game out of reach for Mitchell (0-4). Turner assisted on the first score, while sophomore midfielder Chelsea Combs (Ashford, CT) assisted on the second tally.


In the second half, Nolte and Tillison each registered their first career goals in the 84th minute and 88th minute, respectively, to round out the scoring. Greenman recorded her second assist of the game on Nolte’s score following a corner kick.



 Junior defender Harmony Tillison


The Anchorwomen outshot the Mariners, 32-7, and launched a whopping 25 shots in the first half alone. RIC also totaled 17 corner kicks, compared to just two for Mitchell.


Junior goalkeeper Audrey Maia (Norton, MA) improved to 2-1-1 after making four saves in the win for the visitors. Palmer (0-3) was tagged with the loss, despite making nine saves in the first 45 minutes. Senior goalkeeper Kaylee Woodford (Niantic, CT) stopped four shots in the second half for the hosts.


Regis was outshot by the visiting Anchormen, 14-8, but held a 4-2 advantage over RIC in corner kicks.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College hits the road to face Bridgewater State on Wednesday, Sept. 18 (7 p.m.).