September 18, 2013



Providence, R.I.-Sophomore forward Gabrielle Turner (Smithfield, RI) tallied the lone goal for Rhode Island College as the visiting Anchorwomen fell to Bridgewater State, 4-1, on Wednesday night in non-conference women’s soccer action at Swenson Field.


The Bears even their 2013 record at 2-2 with the win, while the Anchorwomen slip to 2-2-1 on the year heading into Little East Conference play on Saturday.


BSU senior midfielder Katie Nasuti (Millbury, MA) opened the scoring less than four minutes into the contest as she stole the ball from an RIC defender and beat the keeper one-on-one from 10 yards out with a shot to the right side of the net to make it, 1-0.



 Sophomore forward Gabrielle Turner


The Bears had countless opportunities over the final 41 minutes of the opening stanza, including three breakaways chances, but were unable to dent the scoreboard again as the teams headed to the intermission with Bridgewater State holding a one-goal lead.


Junior forward Erica Jonasson (Wrentham, MA) made it a 2-0 game in the 60th minute as she converted a penalty kick after being taken down in the box. Jonasson quickly notched her second goal of the game and third of the season less than three minutes later as she beat a defender down the right side and chipped a shot over the RIC keeper and into the back-left corner of the net.


The Anchorwomen finally got on the scoreboard with a penalty kick strike by Turner in the 72nd minute, but it would prove to be too little, too late for the visitors.


The hosts regained the three-goal advantage in the 81st minute as freshman midfielder Emily Herrick (Pepperell, MA) notched her first collegiate goal. Herrick got behind the RIC keeper who came out to play the ball and easily deposited a shot into the unguarded net.


After outshooting the Anchorwomen, 17-2, in the first half alone, the Bears went on to hold a decided 30-6 edge in shots for the game.


Junior goaltender Audrey Maia (Norton, MA) turned aside nine shots for the Anchorwomen in a losing effort (2-2-1).


Sophomore goalkeeper Marissa Yowell (Ashland, MA) picked up her second career win (2-2) between the pipes for the Bears as she played into the 76th minute and recorded one save. Classmate Emma Titus (Salem, MA), who was making her collegiate debut, did not face a shot in relief of Yowell.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will open Little East Conference play at UMass Dartmouth on Saturday, Sept. 21 (noon).