HOW IT HAPPENED
Dean scored what would have been the first goal of the game just
five minutes into the contest, but the goal was waived off after the
Bulldogs were whistled for an illegal throw in.
Bulldogs would get on the board in the 10th minute when
senior midfielder Emma Morrison (Northport, NY) capitalized
on a turnover by the RIC defense and blasted in a shot from 15 yards
out for the 1-0 advantage.
RIC answered at
the 19:13 mark when freshman midfielder Brooke Young (West
Warwick, RI) collected a loose ball in the box and fed a pass to
junior midfielder Olivia Capraro (North Providence, RI).
Capraro then put in a shot from five yards out for her second goal
of the season to knot the score at 1-1.
Young then put the
Anchorwomen up, 2-1, in the 30th minute when she scored
her first collegiate goal after a crossing pass from sophomore
midfielder Breanne Ford (Schenectady, NY).
Dean answered at
the 32:49 mark when freshman midfielder Alison Nelson (Candia,
NH) scored from 15 yards out after a costly turnover by RIC to
tie the game 2-2.
The score headed
into halftime knotted, 2-2, despite RIC holding a 25-3 advantage in
shots for the stanza.
continued to dominate play in the second half and broke the deadlock
in the 73rd minute as junior forward Elena Couto
(Coventry, RI) scored after a perfect crossing pass from junior
forward Brittany DeGrooth (Westerly, RI). RIC then added an
insurance goal on a penalty kick from DeGrooth with 12:02 remaining.
Dean chipped away
at the lead at the 87:00 mark when Nelson tallied her second goal of
the game to cut the lead to 4-3, converting a long range shot off of
RIC then tacked on
another insurance goal with 1:54 left in the contest when Couto
scored after a short corner kick from senior midfielder Stephanie
Ricci (Smithfield, RI) to take the 5-3 victory.
goalkeeper Erica Edwards (North Kingstown, RI) allowed two
goals in the first half. Freshman Carissa Gaglione (West Warwick,
RI) gave up one goal in the second half for the Anchorwomen and
picked up the win.
goalkeeper Macy Parisee (East Freetown, MA) tallied 25 stops
for Dean in the setback.