Enrique Castaneda-Pineda–Sports Editor
This week, the Rhode Island College Women’s Soccer team faced against Bridgewater State away from home and returned to host Eastern Connecticut.
Against Bridgewater State, it was very telling what kind of game it would be within the first 15-20 minutes. Bridgewater had four shot attempts within that time frame, with one of the shots getting past goalie, Carissa Gaglione. It did not stop there, as Bridgewater State continued to attack the goal with seven more shot attempts by the end of the first period, with another shot getting in the goal. This brought their lead over RIC to 2-0 at half-time.
Bridgewater State had a total of 11 shot attempts in the first period, but were not nearly done yet. Erica Edwards subbed in as goalie for RIC to provide some rest for Gaglione, when Bridgewater let loose with three shots in the first six minutes, with the final shot resulting in a goal. They continued their aggressive striking with another four shots on goal in the span of four minutes, resulting in another goal for RIC’s dominant opponents.
Another four shots by Bridgewater led to their final goal of the game, bringing their score to 5-0. In total, Bridgewater had 23 shots over the whole game, while RIC only had eight.
Against Eastern Connecticut, they continued to get bombarded with shots by their opposition, with a total of 34 shots over the course of the game. RIC, however, was only able to get three shots against Eastern Connecticut. Out of the 34 shots, three goals were allowed by goalie, Edwards, with 13 recorded saves. The game was another tough loss for the Anchorwomen as their record would now become 1-4.
The team will have a home game against Dean on Monday, Sept. 18, and then travel away on Wednesday and Saturday to face Framingham State and University of Southern Maine.