Keene, N.H.--Rhode Island College senior goalkeeper Julia Eaton (Cumberland, RI) became the school's all-time leader in saves as she made 17 stops in the team's, 20-4, setback at Keene State in a Little East Conference contest on Saturday afternoon. Eaton now has 635 saves during her illustrious career with the Anchorwomen.
Keene State 20, Rhode Island College 4
Keene State (3-3, 1-0 LEC)
Rhode Island College (2-3, 0-1 LEC)
HOW IT HAPPENED
• RIC freshman midfielder Olivia Carpenito (Wilmington, MA) notched a pair of goals, had two ground balls and caused two turnovers. Freshman midfielder Morgan Pero (White River Jct., VT) had one goal and one assist for two points to go along with three draw controls.
• Keene State freshman midfielder Brigid Casey (Mount Vernon, NH) registered a game-high six goals and three draw controls, while senior attack Chelsea Lewis (Londonderry, NH) notched five goals with two draw controls.
• Eaton made 17 stops in the loss for RIC, while sophomore goalkeeper Joanna Steinhauer (Middletown, RI) notched four saves in the win for the hosts.
• Keene State scored three times in the first three minutes to race out to a 3-0 advantage.
• RIC responded and back-to-back goals from sophomore midfielder Giana Ritchie (Cumberland, RI) and Carpenito cut the club's deficit to one, 3-2, with 22:21 left in the first half.
• The host Owls then scored three unanswered, including a pair from Casey, to increase the lead to 6-2 with just over 15 minutes left in the first half.
• After an unassisted goal from Pero cut the lead to 6-3, Keene State reeled off the next four goals to close out the stanza and take a 10-3 lead heading into halftime.
• It was all Keene State in the second half as the Owls outscored the Anchorwomen by a 10-1 margin en route to the league victory.
• Keene State held a 43-11 advantage in shots and a 17-12 advantage in ground balls in the victory.
In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Nichols on Tuesday, April 2 (6:30 p.m.).