Women’s Soccer down Becker
Rhode Island College wasted no time last Wednesday night. The Anchorwomen began making quick work of Becker just six minutes into the game. Sophomore midfielder Eleni Grammas put the first point on the scoreboard for RIC when she blasted in a shot past the Becker keeper following an impressive breakaway.
Just over 13 minutes into the game, the Anchorwomen’s lead doubled after an error from the Becker side resulted in an own goal—making the score 2-0.
Seven minutes later, sophomore forward Brittany DeGrooth made it 3-0 for RIC—however Becker denied the Anchorwomen a shutout victory. Two minutes after DeGrooth’s goal, sophomore midfielder Ciara McKissick of Becker assisted classmate and fellow midfielder Helena Ortiz (Memphis, TN) who slid in a pass to put Becker on the scoreboard—making the score 3-1.
Sophomore forward Olivia Capraro responded to Becker’s goal eight minutes later with one of her own. Capraro’s goal closed out the scoring in the first half. At halftime, RIC walked off the field with a 4-1 lead over their hosts and a 10-4 shot advantage as well.
Eight minutes into the second half, DeGrooth earned a brace in the 53rd minute of the game when she capitalized on a defensive mishap and rocked a shot in the upper right hand corner of the net to give the Anchorwomen a healthy 5-1 lead over Becker.
Capraro earned her own brace five minutes after DeGrooth’s second goal of the game. Capraro closed out the scoring for RIC in the 58th minute to put the Anchorwomen up 6-1.
Becker’s Ortiz scored the final goal of the game when RIC was fouled for a penalty in the box. Ortiz made the penalty kick to make the score 6-2 in the 64th minute of the game.
Rhode Island College freshman goalkeeper Amber-Marie Francois made two saves and allowed one goal. Junior keeper Brianna Sousa had three stops in the victory for the Anchorwomen. Becker sophomore Jordyn Martel made nine saves in the defeat.
The Anchorwomen walked off the field victorious with a final score of 6-2 and a 21-9 shot advantage over the hosts.