HOW IT HAPPENED
• Western Connecticut got on the board first when sophomore
midfielder Bailey McCollum (Cold Spring, NY) tallied her
second goal of the season, putting in a pass from junior forward
Autumn Sorice (Bethel, CT) at the 24:04 mark for the 1-0
• The visiting Colonials extended the
lead to 2-0 in the 31st minute when Sorice scored her
team-best 13th goal of the season, burying a shot into
the left corner of the net after a long pass from senior defender
Samantha Carbonell (Berlin, CT).
• RIC cut into the lead at the 33:10
mark when Western Connecticut was whistled for a foul in the box.
DeGrooth converted the ensuing penalty kick for her sixth goal of
the season to make the score 2-1.
• Western Connecticut took a one goal
lead heading into halftime after out hooting RIC by a 26-4 margin in
• WCSU made the score 3-1 in the 58th
minute when junior midfielder Aileen Maloney (Trumbull, CT)
sent a pass to the left side of the box where junior forward
Allison Oakley (Beekman, NY) put in a shot to the bottom right
corner for the two-goal advantage.
• DeGrooth scored in the 83rd
minute, lofting in a shot from 25 yards out that went over the
keeper’s head after a pass from junior midfielder Elena Couto
• RIC sophomore goalkeeper Erica
Edwards (North Kingstown, RI) made a career-best 17 saves in the
• Senior goalkeeper Jillian
Fernandez (Columbia, CT) recorded two saves in the victory for
the visiting Colonials.