October 12, 2016



Providence, R.I.-The Rhode Island College women’s soccer team fell to intra-city rival Johnson & Wales, 4-1, at the Scotts Miracle-Gro Athletic Complex in a non-conference contest played on Wednesday evening.


Rhode Island College (4-6-2) got on the board first when sophomore midfielder Eleni Grammas (Cranston, RI) sent a crossing pass from the end line to sophomore forward Olivia Capraro (North Providence, RI) who chipped in a shot from 10 yards out to put the Anchormen up, 1-0, at the 16:31 mark. 


Johnson & Wales (11-2-3) responded in the 22nd minute as junior forward Kyra Selner (Sterling, VA) scored with an assist to freshman midfielder Catherine Nolan (Center Moriches, NY) to knot the game at 1-1. The host Wildcats took the 2-1 lead at the 30:27 mark as Nolan notched an unassisted goal after a corner kick by Rhode Island College.  JWU had the one goal lead heading into halftime after outshooting RIC by an 8-4 margin.



Sophomore forward Olivia Capraro


The visiting Anchorwomen controlled the action early in the second half, outshooting Johnson & Wales by a 4-1 margin during the first 10 minutes. The game then saw a delay of over 20 minutes as the lights to the stadium went out due to a power outage. After a corner kick by JWU in the 59th minute, sophomore forward Deja Hursey (Columbia, MD) controlled the loose ball at the top of the box and put in a shot from 20 yards out to give the Wildcats the 3-1 advantage.


JWU extended the lead to 4-1 in the 75th minute as freshman midfielder Molly McCormack (Livingston, NJ) blasted in a shot from 25 yards out.  The Wildcats then cruised to the 4-1 victory after out shooting RIC by a 24-9 margin in the win.


Junior goalkeeper Brianna Sousa (Warwick, RI) made her first career start for RIC with 10 saves in the setback, while freshman Colleen Lynch (New Milford, CT) notched five stops in the win for the hosts.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Keene State in a Little East Conference contest played at Alumni Field on Saturday, Oct. 15 (1 p.m.).