October 15, 2016



Providence, R.I.-The Rhode Island College women’s soccer team fell to Keene State, 5-1 in a Little East Conference contest played at Alumni Field on Saturday afternoon.


Keene State (10-5-0, 4-1-0 LEC) jumped out to the early lead at the 12:16 mark when junior forward Julia Pearson (Harwinton, CT) started a breakaway down the right side of the field and sent a crossing pass to junior midfielder Katie Silegy (Keene, NH). Silegy then chipped in a shot from five yards out for her seventh goal of the season to put the Owls up 1-0.


The Owls upped the lead in 39th minute when sophomore forward Stephanie Spitz (Hanover, MA) controlled the ball at midfield and played a through ball to junior forward Taylor Farland (Fiskdale, MA). Farland then sent a crossing pass to freshman defenseman Kirsten Youngstrom (West Hartford, CT) who buried a shot from 10 yards out for the 2-0 lead. Keene State carried the play offensively in the stanza and took the two-goal lead heading into halftime after outshooting Rhode Island College (4-7-2, 1-2-1 LEC) by a 13-3 margin.



 Junior midfielder Stephanie Ricci


Keene State increased its lead to 3-0 in the 59th minute when senior forward Sierra Trzepacz (Enfield, CT) had a breakaway and sent a long pass to senior midfielder Brittany Tolla (Newtown, CT). Tolla then dribbled down the right side of the field and scored on a shot from 10 yards out for her sixth goal of the season. Rhode Island College got on the board with 18:25 left in the contest when junior Stephanie Ricci (Smithfield, RI) took a throw-in and found sophomore forward Eleni Grammas (Cranston, RI).  Grammas then went on a breakaway down the middle of the field and scored her team-best sixth goal of the year on a shot from 15 yards out to make the score 3-1.


Keene State built the lead up back to three goals as Farland blasted in a shot from 15 yards out after a breakaway for an unassisted goal at the 82:34 mark for the 4-1 advantage. The Owls capped off the scoring in the 5-1 victory when freshman midfielder Quinn Dorogi (West Boylston, MA) scored her first collegiate goal on a free kick from 25 yards out with 47 seconds left in the contest. Keene State held a commanding 29-5 advantage in shots for the game.


Junior goalkeeper Brianna Sousa (Warwick, RI) had eight stops in goal in the setback for RIC, while KSC senior Danielle Warhall (Spofford, NH) notched two saves in the victory.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Curry on Monday, Oct. 17 (4 p.m.).