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Anchorwomen stop Seahawks from taking flight

Jake Elmslie, Sports Editor

Photos by Mark Medeiros

   The Rhode Island College Women’s Soccer team rode a dominant first half offensive performance to their second straight win, in a 3-1 Saturday afternoon home victory over the Salve Regina University Seahawks. 

   The Anchorwomen generated offense early in the contest with senior midfielder Kat Carrillo scoring her first goal of the season in the games second minute. RIC then proceed to dominate the rest of the half offensively taking 14 shots compared to Salve’s three. Of those 14 shots one turned into a goal by sophomore forward Alyson Morris in the 13th minute. Freshman midfielder Alexandra Amore also chipped in with her second career goal on a pinpoint shot from the corner of the penalty box to put RIC up 3-0 in the game’s 28th minute. The Seahawks, meanwhile, saw their best scoring opportunity of the half squashed due to an offsides penalty in the 33rd minute. 

   The Anchorwomen boots cooled off in the second half and the game took on a more physical bent with the rate of both collisions and trippings increasing. Salve was able generate their lone goal of the day in the 73rd minute off the leg of senior midfielder Breanna Gustin. 

   The Seahawks attempted to launch a late comeback attempt but were stymied by three consecutive offsides penalties between the games 79th and 81st minutes. From there, the Anchorwomen were able to take complete control of the game’s pace and brought the contest to a close, amid a backdrop of frustrated Salve fans’ jeers.

   With the win, RIC improves to 2-1 on the season and will next be on the road Tuesday, September 17 for a match up against the Wesleyan University Cardinals, kick off for that game is set for 5 p.m.