Women's Soccer Outlasts Anchorwomen, 5-4

Women's Soccer Outlasts Anchorwomen, 5-4

Providence, R.I.- Rhode Island College women's soccer team lost a slugfest, 5-4, to Becker at the RIC Soccer Field on Tuesday afternoon.


The Hawks (8-3) jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the third minute following a throw-in by sophomore forward Alison Mosdale (Marlborough, Conn.) when the ball caromed in off a RIC (1-10) defender to give the Hawks the lead. The Anchorwomen responded in the sixth minute when freshman midfielder Leah Gravel (Johnston, R.I.) fed freshman forward Olivia Capraro (North Providence, R.I.) down the right side where she raced past a defender and ripped a shot past the Becker keeper to knot the game at 1-1.


Mosdale put Becker back on top just one minute later when she blocked a clearance attempt 35 yards from the goal, broke in uncontested and beat the goalie for the 2-1 lead. The Hawks were able to push their advantage to two goals when freshman midfielder Ciara McKissick (Charlton, Mass.) notched her eighth goal of the season with the assist going to freshman forward Lindsey Keith (Sutton, Mass.) in the 11th minute.


The offensive explosion continued in the 26th minute when Rhode Island College sophomore midfielder Brook Morris (Lincoln, R.I.) notched her first of the season to cut the deficit to one, 3-2, with assists going to senior forward Gabrielle Turner (Smithfield, R.I.) and sophomore midfielder Stephanie Ricci (Smithfield, R.I.). The Anchorwomen were able to tie the game at 3-3 when junior midfielder Jaclyn Greenman (Waterford, Conn.) sent a corner kick into the box that Turner headed home to knot the score in the 28th minute.


The Anchorwomen took their first lead of the game in the 39th minute when Morris scored her second of the contest, with Turner notching her second assist of the game. The lead wouldn't last long, however, as Mosdale scored her second of the game and 11th of the season with an assist going to McKissick in the 41st minute.


RIC freshman Katherine Haley (Hope, R.I.) stopped four shots in the half, while Becker freshman Jordyn Martel (Chicopee, Mass.) turned aside five for the Hawks.  RIC held a slight, 3-2, advantage in corners with Becker holding an 11-10 edge in shots.


The Hawks came out of the break strong, with a foul setting up junior midfielder Erika Galdamez (Concord, Calif.) with a free kick from 30 yards out. She chipped a shot over the defense and right under the crossbar for the 5-4 advantage in the 52nd minute. The Anchorwomen had a chance to score in the 90th minute but Martel was up to the challenge, stopping Turner's shot to secure the victory.


Haley (0-6) made six saves in the loss. Martel (5-1) stopped nine in the victory. Becker held a 23-19 advantage in shots with RIC taking the corner kick advantage, 7-4.