Ken Bell, Sports Director
Junior attacker Ashley Signoriello (Cranston, RI) and sophomore attacker
Jessica Ricci (Hope, RI) each had eight points as Rhode Island College
defeated Wheelock, 20-3, at the RIC Lacrosse Field on Tuesday afternoon.
Ricci scored a game-high six goals and helped out on two other scores, while Signoriello handed out a game-high five assists to go along with her hat trick effort. Sophomore attacker Danielle Landon (Wading River, NY) hauled in a game-high four draw controls in addition to contributing four goals and two assists.
Freshman attacker Ana Medeiros (New Bedford, MA) and junior attacker Ashley Appel (Foxboro, MA) chipped in with two goals apiece.
The Wildcats (0-6) struck first in the game as sophomore attacker Emma Marrs (Old Lyme, CT) scored 1:12 into the contest. That would prove to be one of the lone bright spots for the visitors as the RIC (3-3) offense quickly tied the game 1:20 later on Ricci's first of the day.
Ricci's goal ignited a 13-goal outburst that quickly put the game out of reach. Marrs made it 13-2 at the half with a goal just before intermission.
The Anchorwomen rattled off five more to start the second half and Appel's second of the day with 10:30 remaining gave the host's their highest goal total of the season.
Junior goalkeeper Taryn Carbone (Cranston, RI) made 12 saves to earn the win (3-3). Wheelock junior goalie Monica Bettle (Pembroke, MA) turned away 14 Anchorwomen attempts in the loss (0-6).
RIC held a decisive, 43-18, advantage in shots and draw controls, 17-8. Wheelock committed 19 turnovers, while the Anchorwomen lost control of the ball 17 times. Rhode Island College picked up three more ground balls, 16-13, than Wheelock.
Marrs finished with three goals. Sophomore center Molly Centore (Kennebunk, ME) picked up four draw controls.
In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will resume Little East Conference action at home against Western Connecticut on Saturday, April 6 (1 p.m.).