April 23, 2014



Providence, R.I.-Junior attacker Jessica Ricci (Hope, RI) poured in six goals to help send the Rhode Island College womenís lacrosse team to an 18-6 win over UMass Dartmouth at the RIC Lacrosse Field on Wednesday night in Little East Conference action.


Rhode Island College (7-5, 1-3 LEC) picked up its first Little East Conference victory of the season on Wednesday and is now just one win away from tying the program record for victories in a single season. RIC can clinch a spot in the upcoming 2014 Little East Conference Womenís Lacrosse Tournament with a win at Plymouth State on Saturday, April 26 (2 p.m.).



 Junior midfielder Harmony Tillison


Junior midfielder Lauren Maisano (Bristol, RI) scored the opening tally just 85 seconds into the action, while Ricci and Maisano followed with two more scores to make it, 3-0, at the 26:57 mark.


Although UMD sophomore attacker Colleen Kane (Arlington, MA) gave the Corsairs their first goal of the game at the 25:07 mark, the Anchorwomen rattled off five straight scores to take a commanding, 8-1, lead over UMass Dartmouth (4-11, 0-5 LEC) midway through the first half.


After RIC took a 13-3 lead into halftime, the hosts outscored the Corsairs, 5-3, throughout the second half, en route to the double-digit victory. 


Aside from Ricciís monster performance, Maisano had a big day for the Anchorwomen, as she chipped in with three goals, including the game-winner, and two assists to go along with three ground balls, two draw controls, and two caused turnovers.


Freshman attacker Betsy Heidel (Warwick, RI) tallied a trio of goals to go along with an assist, while senior midfielder Jessalyn OíNeill (North Providence, RI) and junior midfielder Harmony Tillison (Cranston, RI) each posted a pair of scores.



 Senior midfielder Jessalyn O'Neill


Junior attacker Danielle Landon (Wading River, NY) continued her stellar season by contributing two goals, four assists, and four draw controls.


Freshman defender Sara Stone (Wakefield, RI) registered three ground balls and a team-high three caused turnovers to help anchor RICís defense, while senior defender Sam Nolte (Cranston, RI) added four draw controls and three ground balls.


Senior midfielder Taylor Corsano (Bourne, MA) carried the Corsairs offensively with two goals and four assists to go along with three draw controls on the day. Kane added two goals and one assists to go along with two draw controls.



 Freshman defender Sara Stone


Freshman midfielder Kelly Kryzak (Jeffersonville, VT) posted a goal, dished out an assist, and corralled a team-high four draw controls. Classmate midfielder Jess Miles (Lynnfield, MA) recorded a team-high three ground balls and chipped in with two caused turnovers.


RIC senior goalkeeper Taryn Carbone (Cranston, RI) made 11 saves in the win and improved to 6-5 on the year. Freshman Leah Wilkinson (Northford, CT) suffered the loss (3-10) in net for UMD despite making six saves.


RIC outshot UMD, 29-2, and capitalized on 5-of-6 free position shots, while the Corsairs went 0-for-4 on free position opportunities.