April 21, 2015



North Dartmouth, Mass.-Senior attacker Jessica Ricci (Hope, RI) tallied five goals and added one helper as the Rhode Island College women’s lacrosse team fell in a Little East battle, 22-13, to Little East Conference rival UMass Dartmouth on Tuesday evening.


The Anchorwomen (0-11, 0-5 LEC) jumped on the board just over a minute into the contest when senior attacker Danielle Landon (Wading River, NY) tallied an unassisted goal. The Corsairs (2-12, 1-4 LEC) answered back just 28 seconds later when sophomore midfield Kelly Kryzak (Salisbury, MA) scored on a free position shot.


A man-down goal by the UMD junior attack Colleen Kane (Arlington, MA) put the hosts up, 2-1, but a Ricci tally off a feed from Landon knotted the game at two with 21:56 left in the half. The Corsairs used a 7-1 run take a commanding, 9-3, advantage with 10:54 left in the half.



 Senior attacker Jessica Ricci


Ricci and Landon scored the next two goals in the game to make the score 9-5, but two goals by UMD sophomore attacker Catrina Longo (Billerica, MA) capped a 3-0 Corsairs run which put them in front 12-5. Landon scored a late goal off a feed from Ricci to make the score 12-6 UMD entering the half.


The Corsairs opened the second half on a 6-1 run, capped by a goal by Longo with 19:53 left in the game, but Ricci and sophomore midfielder Jessica Trautman (Narragansett, RI) scored four of the next five to cut the deficit to eight, 19-11.


The two teams each scored three goals over the remainder of the game to give the game its 22-13 final.


Rhode Island College freshman goalie Alasondra Apici (Providence, RI) made eight saves in the defeat (0-11), while her counterpart, freshman Erin LeBlanc (Walpole, MA), made eight saves in the victory (2-12).


Ricci finished with five goals and one assist, while Landon finished with three goals and three helpers. Kryzak led the Corsairs with nine goals and one assist with Kane adding four goals and two assists in the victory.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Colby-Sawyer on Thursday, April 23 (6 p.m.).