April 27, 2017



Providence, R.I.--Junior defender Taylor Theriault (Lincoln, RI) picked up seven ground balls and had a pair of caused turnovers as the Rhode Island College women’s lacrosse team dropped a 14-2 decision against UMass Dartmouth in a Little East Conference contest played at Alumni Field on Thursday evening.


RIC (2-12, 0-6 LEC) sophomore attacker Tess Bradley (Tiverton, RI) had a goal and an assist, while senior midfielder Betsy Heidel (Warwick, RI) also had a goal and an assist in the setback. 


Senior attacker Catarina Longo (Billerica, MA) led UMass Dartmouth (8-7, 2-3 LEC) with three goals and four assists for seven points. Junior midfielder Leah Douty (Framingham, MA) tallied four goals and added an assist for five points in the win for the Corsairs.



 Junior defender Taylor Theriault


UMass Dartmouth held a commanding, 37-8, advantage in shots for the contest and had a 44-23 advantage in ground balls.


The visiting Corsairs wasted little time getting on the board as an unassisted goal from Longo just :28 into the contest made the score 1-0. UMD proceeded to open the game on a 6-0 run before a goal from Heidel made the score 6-1 with 15:22 left in the first half. That would be all the scoring for the half for the Anchorwomen as UMass Dartmouth closed the stanza on a 3-1 run to take a 9-1 lead heading into halftime.


Douty put the Corsairs up, 10-1, with a goal on a pass from Longo less than a minute into the second half. RIC answered, with 25:41 left in the contest, when Bradley scored with an assist credited to Heidel, to cut the lead to 10-2. That would be all the scoring on the evening for the Anchorwomen as UMD scored the final four goals of the contest en route to the 14-2 victory. 


Sophomore goalkeeper Julia Eaton (Cumberland, RI) had 10 stops for RIC in net, while sophomore Kaitlyn Burchill (Bridgewater, MA) and freshman Bridget Harrington (Northampton, MA) combined for the win for the Corsairs. Harrington made four saves in the second half.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will close out the 2017 campaign when it hosts Elms on Friday, April 28 (4 p.m.).