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September 21, 2013

Peloquin Scores in, 7-1, Loss to Corsairs

North Dartmouth, Mass.-Junior forward Danielle Peloquin (Pawtucket, RI) scored Rhode Island College's only goal as the Anchorwomen fell to UMass Dartmouth, 7-1, in the Little East Conference women's soccer opener for both squads on Saturday afternoon at Cressy Field.  


UMass Dartmouth (4-2-1, 1-0 LEC) drew first blood in just the ninth minute of action when senior midfielder Jordan Lipner-Riza (Worcester, MA) chipped in a shot past RIC junior goalkeeper Audrey Maia (Norton, MA) to give the hosts an early, 1-0, lead.


Yet, Rhode Island College (2-3-1, 0-1 LEC) answered right back in the 11th minute thanks to junior midfielder Lauren Maisano (Bristol, RI), who hit Peloquin with a perfect cross in the box. Peloquin gathered the feed and slipped a shot past senior goalkeeper Michelle Miller (Westford, MA) for her fifth goal of the season, tying the game at one.


Less than six minutes later, the Corsairs regained the lead following a goal from sophomore midfielder Jessica Sullivan (Bridgewater, MA) in the 17th minute. UMD quickly struck again just 30 seconds later as Lipner-Riza found the back of the net for the second time on Saturday, giving the hosts a 3-1 lead.


The floodgates opened in the second half as UMD senior forward Tori Pierce (Tiverton, RI) spearheaded the scoring surge with a goal in the 47th minute. Junior midfielder Maura Gonsalves (Dartmouth, MA) added a score in the 55th minute, while freshman midfielder Nicole Starkey (Warwick, RI) and junior forward Shelby Friedland (New Bedford, MA) each chipped in with goals in the 71st minute and 80th minute, respectively.


 Maia made eight saves in a losing effort (2-3-1), while Miller improved to 2-0 with the win. Neither Miller, nor freshman goalkeeper Ajyanna Jones (Boston, MA), were forced to make a save on Saturday. Jones played the final 14 minutes in relief


Lipner-Riza tallied four points on two goals, while Pierce also finished with four points to help pace the Corsairs, as she compiled one goal and two assists. In total, UMass Dartmouth outshot Rhode Island College, 27-7, which included a 17-4 margin in the first half alone. The hosts also held a 9-3 advantage in corner kicks. Miller.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will travel to Framingham State on Tuesday, Sept. 24 (4 p.m.).

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