October 4, 2014



Providence, R.I.- Senior goalkeeper Audrey Maia (Norton, MA) finished with 13 saves as the Rhode Island College women’s soccer team dropped a heartbreaker, 1-0, to Little East rival Keene State on Saturday afternoon at the RIC Soccer Field.


Keene State (6-6, 2-1 LEC) put the pressure on early when a free position shot by senior defender Kate Piersak (Medfield, MA) found the post in the 18th minute. Rhode Island College (1-9, 0-3 LEC) kept the their defensive posture until a late corner kick by junior defender Jennifer Wilson (Plymouth, MA) found freshman midfielder Katie Silegy (Keene, NH) in front of the net for the goal in the 45th minute. It was her first goal of the year.


Sophomore goalkeeper Dannielle Warhall (Spofford, NH) made three saves in the stanza, while Maia stopped seven.



 Senior midfielder Harmony Tillison


The second half saw more of a defensive struggle with both teams trying to find their offense. Senior midfielder Harmony Tillison (Cranston, RI) had the Anchorwomen’s best chance of the game when her shot from 13 yards out narrowly soared over the crossbar. Late pressure from the Anchorwomen wouldn’t be enough as they dropped their ninth straight contest.


The Owls held the advantage in shots, 27-11, and corner kicks, 11-2.


Maia (1-6) made 13 shots in defeat, while Warhall (1-0) stopped three in her first victory of the season.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Mitchell on Wednesday, Oct. 8 (4 p.m.).