Gorham, Maine—Sophomore midfielder Giana Ritchie (Cumberland, RI) racked up three goals and assisted on another for four points as the Rhode Island College women's lacrosse team saw their season come to an end in a 19-6 loss at Southern Maine on Saturday afternoon.
Southern Maine 19, Rhode Island College 6
Southern Maine (9-5, 6-1 LEC)
Rhode Island College (6-8, 2-5 LEC)
HOW IT HAPPENED
• Ritchie finished with four draw controls. Freshman midfielder Morgan Pero (White River Junction, VT) had one goal and four draw controls.
• Senior goalkeeper Julia Eaton (Cumberland, RI) closed out her career as RIC's all-time career saves leader (756). She had nine saves in a losing effort. Eaton played every minute of every game over the past four seasons.
• Sophomore defender Natalie Kulacz (Cumberland, RI) had three ground balls and three caused turnovers for the Anchorwomen.
• Southern Maine was led by senior midfielder Colleen Fleming (South Portland, ME) with seven goals and three assists for 10 points. She also had three draw controls, three ground balls and two caused turnovers.
• Senior midfielder Aliza Jordan (Gorham, ME) had four goals and an assist for five points, while junior attack Megan Violette (Portland, ME) notched four points (3g, 1a). Jordan filled up the stat sheet with four ground balls, 10 draw controls and two caused turnovers.
• The Huskies ripped off three goals over the first 3:14 as Fleming tallied twice.
• A goal by sophomore midfielder Madison McKenna (Cumberland, RI) at 18:34 brought RIC within three, 6-3, but the hosts scored nine of the next 10 to go into halftime up by 11, 15-4. Fleming scored three times during the run.
• Fleming and Violette each scored over the first four minutes of the second half to put the Huskies up by 13, 17-4. Ritchie scored at 17:04 and freshman midfielder Olivia Carpenito (Wilmington, MA) tallied with seven seconds left to close out the game.
• Southern Maine senior goalkeeper Hala Van Nostrand (Granby, CT) picked up the win (7-4) with a two-save effort.
BY THE NUMBERS
Southern Maine led in shots (34-10), ground balls (23-9) and draw controls (15-11).