Women’s soccer sink Corsairs, 2-1.
A gritty contest between the Rhode Island College Anchorwomen and the UMass Dartmouth Corsairs lead to Rhode Island College getting another step closer to a tournament berth on Senior Night last week.
Scoring began in the 25th minute of the match. After a defensive error left the ball in the
clear, sophomore midfielder Olivia Capraro regained possession for the Anchorwomen. Capraro passed to fellow midfielder Leah Gravel, who then assisted junior midfielder Stephanie Ricci. Ricci flicked the ball upwards and into the net to score the first goal of the game.
Another UMD error, this time a handball, lead to senior midfielder Jaclyn Greenman scoring on a free kick from well outside the penalty box, making the score 2-0 for Rhode Island College at the 38th minute mark.
The Anchorwomen walked off the pitch at halftime with a two goal lead and a 6-3 shot advantage over the visitors.
UMass Dartmouth returned in the second half with increased motivation—outshooting the hosts 11-3 in the last 45 minutes. A spirited Dartmouth side scored their only goal of the game in the 58th minute. Jennifer Woehl, a freshman forward for the Corsairs, launched a corner kick that was headed in by senior midfielder Erica Farias who closed out scoring for the game.
The Anchorwomen walked off the field after their final regular season home game victorious.
UMass Dartmouth held an 8-4 corner kick lead and 14-9 shot advantage over the hosts.
Corsairs junior goalie Becca Field made eight blocks in the loss, while Rhode Island College junior keeper Brianna Sousa had five saves in the victory.
The Rhode Island College Women’s Soccer team retains their best record since the Anchorwomen’s ‘07 season, the last time the team qualified for a postseason tournament. Best of luck to the Anchorwomen as they wrap up their regular season!