EATON STOPS 13 IN, 13-1, LOSS TO WARRIORS

Freshman midfielder Lily Fortin
Freshman midfielder Lily Fortin

Providence, R.I.--Rhode Island College junior goalkeeper Julia Eaton (Cumberland, RI) made 13 saves as the Anchorwomen fell vs. Eastern Connecticut, 13-1, in a Little East Conference women's lacrosse contest played at Alumni Field on Tuesday evening.

 

THE BASICS

Eastern Connecticut 13, Rhode Island College 1

(Eastern Connecticut 9-6, 4-2 LEC)

(Rhode Island College 1-9, 0-4 LEC)

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

• Eastern Connecticut controlled the action early and used three goals less than a minute apart early in the first half to take a 7-0 lead after a free position goal from sophomore attack Alyssa Powers (Ellington, CT) with 19:42 left in the stanza.

• The visiting Warriors had eight different goal scorers as they took a 13-0 advantage.

• Rhode Island got on the board with one minute remaining in the first stanza when senior midfielder Taylor Theriault (Lincoln, RI) scored to make it 13-1.

• Eastern Connecticut took the 12-goal lead heading into halftime after outshooting RIC by a 24-9 margin.

• The two teams played a scoreless second half with Eastern Connecticut holding possession for much of the stanza.

• Senior attacker Jenna Glynn (West Granby, CT) had three goals and four assists for seven points in the win for Eastern Connecticut.

• Junior midfielder Michelina Pinto (Groton, CT) also had a hat trick for the Warriors, scoring three goals with two assists for five points.

• Eaton made 13 saves in the loss (1-9) for RIC. Junior Jessica Purick (Riverhead, NY) had five saves to pick up the win (9-6) for Eastern Connecticut, while freshman Sarah Farag (Holmdel, NJ) tallied four stops for the Warriors.

 

BY THE NUMBERS

• Eastern Connecticut held the advantage in shots, 32-15, a 30-20 advantage in ground balls and led in draw controls, 12-6.

• Freshman midfielder Lily Fortin (Warwick, RI) had four ground balls for the hosts.

 

WHAT'S NEXT

• In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will continue Little East action at home against Western Connecticut on Saturday, April 28 (1 p.m.).