March 15, 2016



Hudson, N.H.--Rhode Island College freshman attacker Tess Bradley (Tiverton, RI) and junior midfielder Betsy Heidel (Warwick, RI) each notched four goals to lead the women’s lacrosse team to an 11-6 victory over Daniel Webster in non-conference action on Tuesday night.


The win for the Anchorwomen (1-1) snaps a 17-game losing streak dating back to April 23, 2014, when they topped UMass Dartmouth, 18-6..



Junior midfielder Betsy Heidel 


Daniel Webster (0-1) jumped out to a 1-0 lead 2:44 into the contest when sophomore midfielder Amanda Dargie (Melbourne, FL) scored an unassisted marker. Bradley and Heidel tallied the next two goals to give RIC the 2-1 edge before DWC junior midfielder Christina Hem (Lowell, MA) knotted the game at 2-2 with 14:54 remaining in the half. RIC responded in force, scoring the next four goals of the half, including a pair by Heidel, to send the Anchorwomen into the halftime break with a 6-2 lead.


RIC freshman goalkeeper Julia Eaton (Cumberland, RI) notched two saves in the half, while DWC freshman net minder Madison Wood (Suwanee, GA) made nine stops in the half.


RIC continued to roll in the opening minutes of the second half, with goals by Bradley and sophomore attacker Allison Smedberg (Cranston, RI) putting the Anchorwomen up, 8-2, with 24:08 remaining in the contest. The Eagles scored the next three goals, which included a pair from freshman attacker Brittany Tierney (Napean, Ontario), to make the score, 8-5, with 22:10 remaining in the game. The Anchorwomen wouldn’t be rattled, scoring three of the next four goals to close out the contest.


Eaton (1-1) stopped five shots in the victory. Wood (0-1) turned aside 19 in the loss. Heidel led all scorers with four goals and two assists for six points. Bradley netted four goals to go along with one assist for five points of her own. Hem, Dargie and Tierney provided all the offense for Daniel Webster, with each player netting two goals in the loss.


RIC held a 42-18 edge in shots and while turning the ball over just 14 times compared the 26 times for the Eagles. Draw controls were even at eight apiece.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Mitchell on Thursday, March 17 (4 p.m.).