October 25, 2014



Providence, R.I.-Sophomore defender Angela Ragosta (Greenville, RI) scored an early goal and freshman defender Carolyn Hill (Douglas, MA) recorded her first collegiate goal as the Rhode Island College womenís soccer team battled to a double overtime, 2-2, draw with Little East Conference foe Southern Maine at the RIC Soccer Field on Saturday afternoon .


Rhode Island College (2-12-1, 0-5-1 LEC) got on the board just 1:34 into the game when Ragosta took a USM turnover at the top of the 18-yard box and chipped an unassisted marker past Southern Maine (2-13-2, 0-5-1 LEC) junior goalkeeper Marissa Temple (Grafton, MA) to give RIC the early 1-0 advantage.  The Huskies answered just 18 minutes later when senior midfielder Amy Jose (Oakland, ME) took a feed down the left hand side from sophomore midfielder Analies Ross-Dyjak (Orono, ME) and slipped it past senior goalkeeper Justina Thoma (Canterbury, CT) to knot the game at 1-1.


The Anchorwomen responded in the 26th minute when Hill found the back of the net. Sophomore midfielder Jaclyn Greenman (Waterford, CT) took a corner, which found senior defender Sam Nolte (Cranston, RI) in a crowd. Nolte knocked it down and Hill blasted it in for the goal.


Temple stopped five in the first half, while Thoma made six saves in the stanza.



 Freshman Carolyn Hill


The Anchorwomen had several opportunities in the opening minutes of the second half, but couldnít put one past Temple. The score remained 2-1 until the 73rd minute when USM junior forward CC Pelletier (West Newfield, ME) found the back of the net off a feed from Jose. The Huskies looked to end the game with 30 seconds remaining when senior defender Mariah Cropley (Topsham, ME) broke in all alone, but was turned away by Thoma while trying to settle the ball.


 The first overtime period didnít see much action, with neither team registering a shot on goal in the frame. The Huskies directed two shots on goal in the second overtime period, but Thoma was up to the task, stopping both to earn the 2-2 tie for the Anchorwomen.


 Thoma (1-3-1) made 10 saves for the Anchorwomen, while Temple (2-13-2) stopped 10 of her own for the Huskies.


 In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will travel to Lasell on Wednesday Oct. 29 (4 p.m.).