Assistant Sports Editor
This past weekend the Anchorwomen Lacrosse team finally got in the win column with a commanding 18-5 victory over Mitchell College. After starting the season 0-6, the Anchorwomen came back with a vengeance in this game. This was not only the team’s first win this season, but it was also their Head Coach Neil Dupre’s first win as a coach as well.
The Anchorwomen started off hot with a 3-0 lead, which consisted of two goals from Claire Greene and one from Nicolle Rosales. Mitchell rattled back and scored two goals of their own coming from Abby Rasmussen and Daniella Holland. At the end of the first quarter RIC was up 4-2 with another goal coming from Hannah Marley.
The Anchorwomen expanded their lead to 9-5 following five additional goals during the second quarter.. Greene would score her third and fourth goals, giving her the hat trick. Marley scored her second goal. Meghan Quinn and Chloe Angelone rounded out the next two goals in this five goal quarter.
RIC spread the ball around evenly, with a final score of 18 goals.This team seems to be building chemistry and is looking up from here. Despite a hot second quarter, their best quarter was yet to come.
The Anchorwomen had their best quarter yet. RIC scored seven goals and their strong defense narrowed Mitchell’s performance to just one goal during this quarter. Angelone kicked off the quarter with two goals of her own, giving her a hat trick. Sydney Pires scored her first goal of the game along with Ashley Rewers who had two and Amaru Gibau, who had one. RIC went into full gear this quarter and decided to run away with the game. The fourth quarter was not as exciting but still hard fought.
Goalkeeper Olivia Brennan is credited with the win after getting six saves. She did not let up a single goal in the fourth quarter. The fourth quarter was a letdown compared to the seven goal third quarter but Mitchell had no chance to overcome the 12-point deficit.
Pires scored her second goal during the last quarter. Rhiannon Hodovanec also scored, which was her first goal of the game. The Anchorwomen showed their dominance in this win, and are hoping to keep up this momentum.
Greene and Marley each had a hat trick with four and three goals respectively. Shannon O’Connell had seven ground balls, a team best, and Rewers ended up winning six draw controls.
The Anchorwomen’s next match is on the road versus Nichols College on Thursday, March 30 at 6 p.m.