FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

September 29, 2015

 

TURNER NETS ONE AS RIC FALLS TO PRIDE, 2-1

Providence, R.I.-Rhode Island College senior forward Gabrielle Turner (Smithfield, RI) tallied one goal off a feed from junior midfielder Jaclyn Greenman (Waterford, CT) as the women’s soccer team dropped a 2-1 non-conference decision to Regis College at a rain-soaked RIC Soccer Field on Tuesday night.

 

The Pride (3-5-1) jumped out to a 1-0 lead just 1:39 into the game when senior forward Joana Abreu (Woburn, MA) fed sophomore forward Tais Salles (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) just outside the 18-yard box where Salles wound up and ripped a shot into the net for the early 1-0 advantage.

 

RIC (1-8) responded in the 15th minute when Turner chipped a shot from 25 yards out off a feed from Greenman to equalize the score. A key point in the first half was a red card on the Anchorwomen in the 27th minute which forced them to play a woman down the remainder of the game. The teams traded shots for the rest of the half, but both goalies were up to the task, keeping the score at 1-1 entering halftime.

 

 Senior Forward Gabrielle Turner

 

RIC freshman keeper Stefanie Togbasi (Providence, RI) recorded three saves in the half with senior Rachel Gagnon (Ashford, CT) stopping four in the stanza.

 

 The Pride used their one man advantage to keep the ball in the RIC half of the field for the majority of the first 30 minutes of the second half. They finally capitalized on a RIC error when junior midfielder K.C. Camacho (Arlington, MA) corralled an errant clear attempt and beat Togbasi on a partial breakaway. RIC nearly knotted the game following a Greenman corner late in the half that found the head of freshman midfielder Leah Gravel (Johnston, RI), but the redirection ricocheted off the post and was cleared.

 

Regis managed to keep the ball in their attacking half for the rest of the game to escape with the 2-1 victory.

 

Togbasi (0-4) stopped six shots in the defeat with Gagnon (3-5-1) turning away 10 in the victory. The Anchorwomen held a 22-12 advantage in shots.

 

In upcoming action, The Anchorwomen resume Little East Conference play when they host Western Connecticut State on Saturday, Oct. 3 (1 p.m.).

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