April 23, 2015



Providence, R.I.-Freshman goalkeeper Alasondra Apici (Providence, RI) made a career-high 20 saves as the Rhode Island College womenís lacrosse team fell  to Colby-Sawyer, 13-6, in non-conference action played at the RIC Lacrosse Field on Thursday evening.


Colby-Sawyer (9-5) opened the game on an 8-0 run, capped by a goal from freshman midfielder Bailey Starr (Barre, VT) off a feed by senior attacker Alyssia Janak (Bourne, MA) with 14:44 remaining in the first half. RIC (0-12) senior attacker Danielle Landon (Wading River, NY) notched the next goal to cut the deficit to seven, 8-1, but the Chargers scored three goals in the final 14 minutes to take an 11-1 lead into the break.


Landon tallied her second of the game 20 seconds into the second half off a feed from sophomore midfielder Betsy Heidel (Warwick, RI), but Colby-Sawyer freshman attack Nicole Lavigne (Berlin, VT) responded with a free position tally to give the Chargers a 12-2 advantage.



 Freshman goalie Alasondra Apici


Freshman attacker Erin Durigan (Cranston, RI), classmate defender Allison Smedberg (Cranston, RI) and senior attacker Jessica Ricci (Hope, RI) tallied the next three goals in the contest to make the score 12-5, but that is as close as the Anchorwomen would get as the two teams traded one goal apiece over the final minutes.


Apici was sensational in net for the Anchorwomen, stopping 20 shots in the defeat (0-12). Colby-Sawyer sophomore goalkeeper Meghan Castellano (Wallingford, CT) stopped six in the victory (9-5)


RIC was led offensively by Landonís three goals, while Ricci finished with one goal and one assist. Lavigne paced the Chargers with three goals, while Janak notched a team-best three helpers.


Colby-Sawyer held a narrow, 27-22, advantage in ground balls and a 13-8 advantage in draw controls.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will resume Little East Conference play at home against Plymouth State on Saturday, April 25 (1 p.m.).