September 25, 2015



North Dartmouth, Mass.-UMass Dartmouth sophomore midfielder Abby Silva (Fall River, MA) scored two goals and added one helper as the Corsairs defeated the Rhode Island College women’s soccer team, 4 -1, in Little East Conference action on Friday night.


The Corsairs (3-2-1, 1-0-1 LEC) opened the scoring in the 19th minute when junior midfielder Talia D’Ambruoso (Warwick, RI) took a quick pass in the box from Silva and ripped a shot that beat RIC (1-6, 0-2 LEC) freshman goalkeeper Stefanie Togbasi (Providence, RI) for the 1-0 advantage. Neither team could muster much offense over the remaining 26 minutes and the game entered the half with UMD up, 1-0.


Togbasi turned aside three shots in the stanza, while UMD sophomore goalkeeper Madison Boucher (Southampton, MA) stopped one. The Corsairs held a 4-0 advantage in corner kicks in the half.



 Freshman forward Brittany DeGrooth


The Corsairs wasted little time doubling their lead, with Silva finding the back of the net off a feed from junior defender Kayli Berche (Fairhaven, MA), in the 53rd minute. Silva netted her second of the game in the 62nd minute when she tipped in a thru pass from D’Ambruoso.


UMD struck just 19 seconds later with junior midfielder Nicole Starkey-Cox (Warwick, RI) scored with the assist going to junior midfielder Erica Farias (Tiverton, RI) to give the Corsairs the 4-0 advantage.


 The Anchorwomen were able to cut into the deficit in the 63rd minute when sophomore midfielder Brooke Morris (Lincoln, RI) sent a long thru ball to freshman forward Brittany DeGrooth (Westerly, RI) who found the back of the goal to make the score 4-1. That would be all the scoring for the contest as the Corsairs would walk away victorious to kick off their homecoming weekend.


Togbasi (0-3) made eight saves in the loss. Boucher (3-2-1) turned aside two in the victory. The Corsairs held a 25–4 advantage in shots and an 8–1 edge in corner kicks.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Regis on Tuesday, Sept. 29 (6 p.m.).