March 17, 2016



Providence, R.I.—Sophomore midfielder Allison Smedberg (Cranston, RI) notched four points with two goals and a pair of assists, while freshman attacker Tess Bradley (Tiverton, RI) chipped in with three goals and a helper, to lead Rhode Island College past Mitchell, 13-3, at the RIC Lacrosse Field on Thursday afternoon.


The game was ended with 6:05 left to play in the second half due to lightning. The Anchorwomen (2-1) win for the second consecutive game, marking the first time RIC has won back-to-back contests since the 2014 season.


RIC ripped off three goals in the first 8:18 of the game, paced by two from freshman attacker Alison Nolan (Topsham, ME). The Mariners (0-1) answered back as senior midfielder Katie McBride (Birmingham, England) registered back-to-back strikes at 9:13 and 12:41.


That would prove to be as close as the visitors would get as the Anchorwomen scored seven straight to go into halftime up by eight, 10-2. Bradley and Nolan each completed the hat trick effort as part of the run.



 Junior midfielder Allison Smedberg


The hosts scored three times in the first 12:39 of the second half to build a 13-2 advantage. MC freshman midfielder Francesca Pinard (Arlington, MA) scored with just under eight minutes left to cap the contest’s offensive output.


Rhode Island College held the advantage in shots, 24-16, but Mitchell led in ground balls, 28-23. Neither squad did a good job taking care of the ball, as the two clubs combined for 55 turnovers (M: 26; R: 29).


Sophomore defender Adrianna Costa (Providence, RI) contributed two goals and six ground balls. Classmate defender Taylor Theriault (Lincoln, RI) had five ground balls and two caused turnovers.


Mitchell junior midfielder Amanda Rowan (Sandy Hook, CT) registered an assist, three caused turnovers and a game-high seven ground balls. Classmate defender Wileen Pun (Stamford, CT) equaled Rowan’s effort in ground balls.


RIC freshman goalkeeper Julia Eaton (Cumberland, RI) made 10 saves in the win (2-1). MC senior netminder Samantha Ryan (Quaker Hill, CT) turned away eight offerings in the loss (0-1).


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will play at Wheelock on Wednesday, March 23 (7 p.m.).