October 10, 2013



Bristol, R.I.-Three first-half goals helped propel the Roger Williams University women’s soccer team to a 4-0 victory over Rhode Island College Thursday evening.


The Hawk offense came out strong early. A few minutes into the first half, Katie Lydon (Riverside, RI) tracked down a loose ball inside the box and was able to maneuver around RIC keeper Audrey Maia (Norton, MA). She was unable to get a clean shot off, but Mariah Kaiser (Portsmouth, RI) was able to put up an attempt on the loose ball. Her shot came close to scoring but found the crossbar instead of the back of the net.


Later on, Kaiser put a great pass up the middle to Taylor Provost (Peabody, MA) who outran the RIC defense to have a one-on-one attempt with Maia. Fortunately for the Anchorwomen, Maia was able to boot the ball out before Provost was able to get a foot.



 Sophomore defender Camila Costa


The Hawks’ persistence would pay off in the 17th minute, when Kaiser served up a long pass to the box to Hannah Noel (Adams, MA). Noel was able to head the ball into the left side of the net for the first goal of the game.


Noel and Kaiser connected for another goal less than a minute later, with Kaiser serving up another pass to Noel in the box. Noel dropped in another shot into the back of the net for her second goal of the contest.


Lydon put the Hawks on top by three with a score in the 33rd minute, taking a pass from Haley Carignan (Scarborough, ME) and chipping RWU’s third goal.


Shortly into the second half, Maia was able to turn away Noel’s attempt at a hat trick, making a great jumping save on a point-blank shot on what looked to be a sure goal. In the 67th minute, Noel again tried to get her third goal of the night, but RIC defender Camila Costa (Pawtucket, RI) was able to jump in front of the shot and put her body on the ball.


Stephanie Jaques (Burlington, VT) notched her 11th victory of the season, while Maia cleared out 13 shots in the loss.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will resume Little East Conference action at home against Plymouth State on Saturday, Oct. 12 (1 p.m.).