HOW IT HAPPENED
Gauvin added four boards and three assists in the loss.
Sophomore forward Jessica
Brielmaier (West Greenwich, RI) tied the game-high with 11
rebounds to go along with five points.
Eastern Connecticut sophomore
forward Mya Villard (Cromwell, CT) was dominant in the paint,
leading the way with 25 points on 10-of-13 shooting. She also
grabbed five boards, dished out four assists and made one steal.
ECSU junior forward Kelsey
Santagata (Stamford, CT) posted a double-double with 10 points
and 11 rebounds. Sophomore guard Julie Jordan (Sterling, CT) rounded
out the Warriors in double figures with a 10-point effort. She also
hauled in eight rebounds.
The visitors jumped out to a 6-0
lead just 2:21 into the first quarter and led 10-7 at the midway
point. Eastern doubled up RIC and took a 16-8 lead after 10 minutes.
Rhode Island College climbed to
within four points, 16-12, at 8:07 of the second stanza, but that
score stood for nearly three minutes before Eastern Connecticut
closed out the half on an 8-2 run to lead by 10, 24-14, at the
The third quarter saw Eastern
steadily increase its lead and built a 44-24 advantage after three
RIC got within 15 points, 50-35, on
a three-pointer by freshman guard Brooke Young (West Warwick, RI)
with 6:02 left in the contest, but the Warriors never let the
Anchorwomen get on a run to secure their first win of the year.