Bulldogs Fight To The Finish, Fall At RIC, 5-3

Bulldogs Fight To The Finish, Fall At RIC, 5-3

THE BASICS
Score: Rhode Island College 5, Dean College 3
Records: Rhode Island College (2-4), Dean College (0-5)
Location: Providence, R.I. (Varsity Athletic Complex)
Date: Monday, September 18, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m.

THE LEAD:
A trio of late second half goals snapped a 2-2 tie, spoiling an incredible individual effort and host Rhode Island College escaped with a wild 5-3 win over Dean College in non-league women's soccer action on Monday evening.

Dean goalkeeper Macy Parisee (East Freetown, Mass.) turned aside an astounding 25 shots in goal as Rhode Island College peppered the Bulldog defense with 49 shots.

HOW IT HAPPENED:
Even with the Anchorwomen on the attack, it was Dean who jumped out to an early lead when Emma Morrison (Northport, N.Y.) took advantage of a Rhode Island College turnover and fired a shot into the back of the net from 15 feet out.

The Anchorwomen scored the next two goals when Olivia Capraro and Brooke Young scored a little more than ten minutes apart midway through the first half.

Dean did answer and even the game before the first 45 minutes ticked off the clock when Alison Nelson (Candia, N.H.) deposited her first collegiate goal after a turnover by the Rhode Island College keeper.

Things stayed that way until a flurry of four goals came in a 15-minute window late in the second stanza. First, Elena Couto headed home a cross from Brittany DeGrooth in the 74th minute to put the Anchorwomen back on top. They then doubled their advantage when four minutes later DeGrooth converted a penalty kick, making the score 4-2.

Dean kept it close, however, as Jocelyn Cabral (Johnston, R.I.) fed Nelson for her second of the night at the 88th minute.

A little more than a minute later though, Couto ended any thoughts of a possible comeback when Stephanie Ricci set her up for her second of the night at 88:06.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
Rhode Island College had unbelievable advantages in shots (49-5), including 30 that were on goal.

While Parisee was putting up save after save, the Anchorwomen tandem of Carissa Caglione and Erica Edwards didn't need to make a stop to record the win.

UP NEXT:
The Bulldogs will return home on Wednesday to face Eastern Nazarene. First touch is slated for 4:00 p.m.