The Rhode Island College women's soccer team had several quality scoring chances, including a pair of shots that hit the crossbar, as they dropped a 3-0 decision against intra-city rival Johnson & Wales at Alumni Field on Wednesday evening.
Johnson & Wales 3, Rhode Island College 0
(Rhode Island College, 4-10-1)
(Johnson & Wales, 14-2)
HOW IT HAPPENED
• Johnson & Wales got on the board early when junior forward Deja Hursey (Columbia, MD)blasted in a shot from five yards out after receiving a crossing pass from sophomore midfielder Cat Nolan (Center Moriches, NY). The goal was the 19th of the season for Hursey.
• Rhode Island College had its best scoring opportunity of the first half when a shot from junior midfielder Elena Couto (Coventry, RI) bounced off the crossbar in the 32nd minute to keep the score at 1-0.
• The visiting Wildcats extended their lead to 2-0 in the 34th minute when Hursey went on a breakaway after a long over the top pass from junior midfielder Kali Trunca (Litchfield, NH)and put in a shot from 15 yards out for her second goal of the contest and 20th on the year.
• Johnson & Wales took the two-goal lead heading into halftime after outshooting RIC by a 10-9 margin.
• Hursey notched a hat trick for the game just 17 seconds into the second half when she buried a shot from 10 yards out after a feed from sophomore midfielder Molly McCormack (Livingston, NJ).
• The Anchorwomen had another solid scoring chance when senior midfielder Stephanie Ricci (Smithfield, RI) hit the crossbar from 35 yards out on a free kick in the 57th minute. The rebounded shot from junior forward Brittany DeGrooth (Westerly, RI) was blocked by a JWU defender to keep it a 3-0 deficit for the hosts.
•Sophomore goalkeeper Colleen Lynch (New Milford, CT) recorded five stops an freshman Jenn Warnicke (Portage, MI) turned away three offerings, for JWU in the win.
BY THE NUMBERS
• RIC held a 16-14 advantage in shots and a 3-1 advantage in corner kicks for the game.
In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will resume Little East Conference action at Keene State on Saturday, Oct. 21 (1 p.m.).