March 29, 2014



Mansfield, Conn.-Junior midfielder Lauren Maisano (Bristol, RI) chalked up a pair of goals, but the Rhode Island College women’s lacrosse team fell to Eastern Connecticut, 13-2, in the Little East Conference opener for both teams at the Mansfield Outdoor Complex on Saturday.


After Maisano tallied the very first goal of the game for Rhode Island College (3-2, 0-1 LEC) at the 28:54 mark, Eastern Connecticut (2-6, 1-0 LEC) outscored the Anchorwomen, 12-1, through the rest of the game, en route to the victory. Maisano struck again at the 13:54 mark to make it, 4-2, but that would be the closest RIC would come in the loss.



 Junior midfielder Lauren Maisano


Senior midfielder Ashley Wolk (Barrington, RI) and junior attacker Meg Eremita (South Windsor, CT) each scored three goals for Eastern, with senior Erin Conn (Moriches, NY) adding two goals and two assists.  Conn also won a team-high three draw controls and came up with four ground balls, while freshman midfielder Karen Trescott (Somers, CT) and freshman defender Devyne Doran (South Kingstown, RI) also scored twice for the Warriors.


Freshman goalkeeper Taylor Emmerson (Colchester, CT) made nine saves for Eastern to go along with a team-high five ground balls and shut out Rhode Island College over the final 37 minutes of the game. Emmerson (2-6) kept the visitors off the scoreboard completely in the second half and made six saves on 16 shots for RIC.


On the other end, senior goalkeeper Taryn Carbone (Cranston, RI) made five saves in the loss (3-2) for RIC.


The Warriors compiled 30 shots, including 20 in the first half, while Anchorwomen totaled 23 shots for the game. RIC came up empty on eight free position attempts, while Eastern capitalized on four of seven free position shots.


Led by three draw controls from junior attacker Danielle Landon (Wading River, NY), Rhode Island College corralled 10 draw controls as a team, compared to just seven for the Warriors.


Sophomore defender Ashley Alardi (North Providence, RI) and freshman defender Sara Stone (Wakefield, RI) each won four ground balls for Rhode Island College, while Stone added a team-high three caused turnovers along the way.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College hits the road to face Western Connecticut in Little East Conference action on Saturday, April 5 (1 p.m.).