Bridgewater State Defeats Women's Soccer, 4-1

Christina Armstrong
Christina Armstrong

Providence, R.I.--Junior forward Madyson Christian (Douglas, MA) tallied her second goal of the season as the Rhode Island College women's soccer team dropped a 4-1 decision against Bridgewater State in a non-conference contest played at Alumni Field on Tuesday evening.

THE BASICS
Bridgewater State 4, Rhode Island College 1
Rhode Island College (1-4)
Bridgewater State (1-1-1)

HOW IT HAPPENED
• Bridgewater State got on the board in the seventh minute when they capitalized on a RIC turnover deep in the Anchorwomen's side of the field. Senior forward Taylor Loyd (Halifax, MA) headed in a crossing pass from junior forward Emma Sanders (Seekonk, MA) to give the visitors the early lead.

• The Bears struck again quickly as senior midfielder Nicole Simas (Dartmouth, MA) collected a loose ball in the box and fed a pass to junior forward Alana Vincent (Taunton, MA). Vincent then buried a shot from five yards out for the 2-0 advantage with 37:25 left in the first half.

• BSU made the score 3-0 in the 21st minute as junior Kaitlyn Bongarzone (Mansfield, MA) connected on a free kick from 50 yards out.   

• The visiting Bears took the three-goal lead heading into halftime with each team recording eight shots in the stanza.

• RIC got on the board in the 77th minute when Christian blasted in a shot from 15 yards out after a crossing pass from junior midfielder Christina Armstrong (Wakefield, RI). Junior midfielder Katherine Carrillo (Central Falls, RI) earned an assist on the play for the Anchorwomen after getting the play started by intercepting the ball from Bridgewater State in the defensive end.

BY THE NUMBERS
• Junior goalkeeper Erica Edwards (North Kingstown, RI) recorded one save and allowed three goals for RIC, while sophomore netminder Carissa Gaglione (West Warwick, RI) registered five saves and allowed one goal in relief.

• Junior Kellie Souza (Wilmington, MA) notched five stops in the win for Bridgewater State.

• RIC held a 17-15 advantage in shots. Both teams had three corner kicks in the contest.

WHAT'S NEXT
In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will open Little East play at Southern Maine on Saturday, Sept. 15 (noon).