April 9, 2015



Worcester, Mass.-Senior attacker Jessica Ricci (Hope, RI) had a goal and three assists as the Rhode Island College women's lacrosse team fell, 21-4, to Worcester State on Thursday evening at Coughlin Field.


RIC (0-8) freshman goalie Alasondra Apici (Providence, RI) made five saves in a losing effort.


Junior Alaina Martin (E. Longmeadow, MA), senior Molly Kilday (Westford, MA) and junior Kaila Chase (Northbridge, MA) all registered six points each as they helped pace Worcester State (8-3). Kilday potted a game-best four goals, while Martin and Chase both collected hat tricks and three assists each.


Martin was also a force defensively with three ground balls and two caused turnovers while senior Jackie Lawlor (Westford, MA) dished out a pair of helpers and she recorded a match-high five draws.



 Freshman Allison Smedberg


Senior attacker Danielle Landon (Wading River, NY) led the Anchorwomen  with two markers and freshman Toni Montanaro (Cranston, RI) added five ground balls.


Freshman Allison Smedberg (Cranston, RI), sophomore Betsey Heidel (Warwick, RI) and Landon all logged four draws for the visitors.


Martin, Chase and Kilday all notched two goals each to help the hosts open the contest with an 11-1 run to put the game into running time. Goals by freshman Mackenzie Little (Marlboro, MA) and junior Amanda Pruyn (Tyngsboro, MA) underscored the next six tallies for the Lancers, who built up a solid lead at the intermission.


The Blue and Gold then doubled up their opponents, 4-2, in the second period for the final score. Junior Mackenzie Callini (West Springfield, MA), sophomore Chloe Anderson (Williamstown, MA) and freshman Alexa Harvey (Attleboro, MA) all found the back of the net for their first career markers in the final stanza to highlight the scoring for WSU.


Sophomore Lea Robichaud (Holden, MA) turned aside three shots in 30 minutes of action as she saw her record move to 8-2 overall. Classmate Krissy Pessa (Walpole, MA) was called upon to make one save as she finished the second half for the hosts.


Worcester State held the slim, 14-13, edge in draw controls, while also leading in ground balls, 30-18.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will resume Little East Conference action at Keene State on Saturday, April 11 (1 p.m.).