Women's Soccer Falls at WPI, 4-0

Breaane Ford in action
Breanne Ford

Worcester, Mass.—WPI defeated Rhode Island College, 4-0, in collegiate women's soccer action on Saturday afternoon.

WPI 4, Rhode Island College 0.
WPI (5-1)
Rhode Island College (2-3)

• The Engineers took the lead in the 12th minute of the game and never looked back when junior forward Leah Beauton (Colchester, CT) scored on a pass coming from junior forward Sofia Orrico (Bethel, CT) and sophomore midfielder Elizabeth Rocco (Fresh Meadows, NY).  

• RIC saw its first opportunity to score early on when sophomore midfielder Audra Garcia (New Bedford, MA) fired a shot that was turned away by WPI senior goalkeeper Mandy St. Germain (Upton, MA).

• A save by St. Germain on junior forward Soleil Galagarza (Pawtucket, RI) kept the Engineers ahead in the 40th minute.

• WPI added another goal late in the first half when sophomore midfielder Ava Schlesinger (Niskayuna, NY) was set up by a pass from freshman forward Caitlin Bonavita (Wilbraham, MA) after a scrum in front of the goal following a corner kick. 

• The Anchorwomen had two shots, both by Galagarza, sail high in the second half. 

• WPI junior forward Leah Beauton (Colchester, CT) and senior midfielder Kristin McRae (Weymouth, MA) scored in the 47th and 89th minute, respectively, to secure the win for the Engineers.

• Anchorwomen goalkeeper Erica Edwards (North Kingstown, RI) had 10 saves in the loss (2-3).

• St. Germain made two saves in the win (5-1). 

• WPI led total shots 29-6 and had the advantage in corner kicks 7-2.

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will play at Regis on Tuesday, Sept. 10 (6 p.m.).