RIC Picks Up First Win in, 7-1, Victory Over Bay Path

Providence, R.I.-Freshman forward Olivia Capraro (North Providence, RI) notched two goals, while classmate midfielder Elena Cuoto (Coventry, RI) added two helpers, as the Rhode Island College women's soccer team defeated Bay Path, 7-1, at the RIC Soccer Field on Saturday afternoon.


It was the first career win for RIC (1-3) Head Coach Christina Tavana.


Bay Path (0-3) nearly struck in the opening minutes, but RIC freshman goalkeeper Allison Fotheringhame (East Haven, CT) made a diving stop to keep the game scoreless.


The Anchorwomen struck in the 10th minute when junior midfielder Jaclyn Greenman (Waterford, CT) raced down the left side and whipped a cross to junior midfielder Chelsea Combs (Ashford, CT) who tapped it in the net for a 1-0 lead. The Anchorwomen struck again in the 14th minute when sophomore midfielder Stephanie Ricci (Smithfield, RI) notched her first goal of the season off a feed from freshman midfielder Leah Gravel (Johnston, RI) to make the score 2-0.


The Wildcats cut the deficit down to one, 2-1, in the 32nd minute when senior forward Megan Tancredi (Newington, CT) corralled a ball from freshman midfielder Megan Mackie (Germany) and slipped it home. It was Bay Path's first goal as a team this fall.


The Anchorwomen responded in the 38th minute when Capraro notched her first of the game with assists going to Cuoto and freshman defender Nicole Grammas (Cranston, RI) to make the score 3-1. Greenman added her third goal of the season in the 40th minute with assists going to senior forward Gabrielle Turner (Smithfield, RI)  and Cuoto.


RIC rounded out the scoring in the half with Capraro notching her second of the frame, in the 42nd minute, with assists going to Combs and Turner. Fotheringhame made three saves in the stanza, while BPU senior Brittany Schafer (Brooklyn, NY) and junior Alma Rizvani (Prospect, CT) combined for nine saves.


The Anchorwomen tacked on two more goals in the second half with freshman forward Brittany DeGrooth (Westerly, RI) scoring her first of season in the 58th minute with Greenman notching her second assist of the day. Fotheringhame, who played the first half in goal, scored in the 69th minute with Greenman and Turner notching helpers on the play.



RIC tallied 60 shots in the victory, holding a 60-11 advantage, with Fotheringhame (1-0) and freshman Katherine Haley (Hope, RI) combining for three saves.


BPU's Schafer (0-1), Rizvani and junior Kristen Lynch (Belchertown, MA) combined for 26 saves in the defeat. The Anchorwomen held a 12–1 advantage in corners.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will embark on a four-game road trip, starting at Bridgewater State on Tuesday, Sept. 16 (7 p.m.).