September 5, 2015



Providence, R.I.-Junior midfielder Jaclyn Greenman (Waterford, CT) tallied one goal and freshman goalkeeper Katherine Haley (Hope, RI) stopped 18 shots as the Rhode Island College womenís soccer team fell, 5-1, to Worcester State in non-conference action played at the RIC Soccer Field on Saturday afternoon.


The Lancers (1-1) got on the board in the fifth minute when freshman midfielder Tsara LeBlanc (Gardner, MA) took a feed up the right side from senior midfielder Kiley Hardy (Pepperell, MA) and ripped a shot past the far post to take an early 1-0 lead. The Lancers kept the pressure on, doubling their lead in the 22nd minute when freshman midfielder Nikki DiPilla (Sterling, MA) corralled a rebound off the crossbar and slipped it home for the 2-0 advantage.



 Freshman goalkeeper Katherine Haley


The Lancers struck again at the 30-minute mark when junior forward Kendal Bergenholtz (Grafton, MA) capitalized on a RIC (0-2) turnover and found the back of the net to give the visitors a 3-0 advantage. The Lancers held a 21-4 advantage in shots in the stanza and a 7-3 advantage in corner kicks over the first 45 minutes.


After a scoreless 18 minutes to start the second frame, the Anchorwomen cut the deficit to two in the 72nd minute when freshman midfielder Allyson Fotheringhame (North Providence, RI) slid a pass to Greenman who found the back of the net from just inside the 18-yard box.


WSU would respond four minutes later, however, when sophomore defender Justine Butler (Marlboro, MA) snapped a header into the net off a corner by senior forward Alicia Macomber (Stoughton, MA) to make the score 4-1. The Lancers would tack on an insurance goal in the 89th minute when LeBlanc forced a turnover just inside RICís 18-yard box and scored her second goal of the game.



 Junior midfielder Jaclyn Greenman


Haley (0-2) finished with 18 saves on the game, while WSU senior goalkeeper Jillian Witkowski (Leicester, MA) (1-1) posted eight saves in the victory. Worcester State finished with a 35-11 advantage in shots and a 9-5 edge in corner kicks.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Salve Regina on Tuesday, Sept. 8 (4 p.m.).