April 25, 2015



Providence, R.I.-Senior attackers Danielle Landon (Wading River, NY) and Jessica Ricci (Hope, RI) combined for four goals and two assists as the women’s lacrosse team fell, 21-6, to Plymouth State in the Little East Conference regular season finale on Saturday afternoon.


The Panthers (12-3, 6-0 LEC) claimed the outright 2015 Little East Regular Season Championship with the victory, while the Anchorwomen (0-13, 0-6 LEC) ended their season.


Prior to the game, Rhode Island College honored Landon and Ricci for their contributions to the RIC lacrosse program as part of Senior Day 2015.




Plymouth State opened the game with a 5-0 run in the first 3:31 of the game, fueled by sophomore attacker Kaitlyn Wilder’s (Framingham, MA) two goals. Landon stopped the Panthers’ run, scoring her 28th goal of the season off a Ricci feed, with 25:22 left in the first, but Plymouth ripped off the next six goals, paced by senior attacker Amy MacDonald’s (Hull, MA) two goals and two assists, to take a commanding 11-1 lead.


RIC sophomore attacker Betsy Heidel (Warwick, RI) made the score 11-2 with 14:29 remaining in the frame, but the Panthers outscored RIC 4-1 down the stretch to take a 15-3 lead into halftime.


Landon scored 26 seconds into the second stanza to make the score 15-4. The Panthers notched the next two goals, but the Landon-Ricci connection struck again, completing the hat trick for Landon. The Panthers scored four goals down the stretch before Ricci scored off a feed from sophomore attacker Destiney Martin (West Greenwich, RI) to round out the scoring.


Landon scored three goals to lead the Anchorwomen and Heidel tallied two strikes on the day. RIC freshman goalkeeper Alasondra Apici (Providence, RI) made seven saves in the defeat (0-13), with PSU senior Casey Curran (Framingham, MA) stopping one in the victory (11-3). Sophomore Meg Brault (South Windsor, CT) played the second half for the Panthers.


Wilder finished the day with five goals and MacDonald totaled 10 points on four goals and six assists. The Panthers held a 37-10 advantage in shots and a 19-10 advantage in draw controls for the game.