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RIC nips PSU Women’s Soccer in overtime

            PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Rhode Island College senior Abby Hummel (North Kingstown, R.I.) scored in the 94th minute Saturday afternoon to lead the Anchorwomen to a 3-2 overtime win against Little East Conference rival Plymouth State University. RIC improves to 6-7-1 overall and 3-2 in the LEC, while Plymouth State lost for the fourth time in five games and fell to 5-7 overall and 1-4 in league play.

            The Anchorwomen outshot the Panthers by a three to one margin, 36-12, for the game. From the opening whistle, RIC came out firing, holding an 11-2 shot margin through the first 20 minutes. Senior midfielder Krista MacKinnon (Exeter, R.I.) put the Anchorwomen on top, 1-0, in the 38th minute, beating a PSU defender by crossing over and firing a shot from just inside of 18-yards that eluded Panther senior goalkeeper Ashley Riberdy (Manchester, N.H.).

            RIC senior Kerry Donahue (Rehoboth, Mass.) put RIC up, 2-0, three minutes later, by intercepting a PSU clearing pass 25 yards out and taking the ball with authority to the net for her third goal of the season.   The Anchorwomen went into halftime with the lead and holding an 18-6 advantage in shots. Freshman goalkeeper Maddie Pirri (Bristol, R.I.) made four saves and gave way to junior Krissie Pyzynski (Bristol, Conn.)

            The Panthers capitalized on two RIC defensive breakdowns to tie the game in the second half. Sophomore Stacy DiSabato (Manchester, N.H.) launched a free kick from 45-yards out that shorthopped Pyzynski and deflected right to freshman forward Alex Marcell (Pittsford, Vt.), who buried her fifth goal of the season from the doorstep in the 72nd minute. The Panthers tied the game in the 84th minute as senior Jaimee Coombs (Peabody, Mass.) crossed a pass through the box, which resulted in a scramble in front of Pyzynski. Senior Georgia Rooney (Kent, Conn.T) ended up with the ball and scored her third goal of the season.

            Pirri re-entered the game after the Panthers¹ second tally and the contest went into overtime. After an injury timeout, RIC senior Brittney Godbout (Cranston, R.I.) crossed a pass along the top of the box to Hummel, who recorded her first goal of the season and lifted RIC to victory.

            Pirri picked up the win, raising her record to 3-3, while Riberdy, who made 10 saves, sees her record dip to 5-7. It was the first overtime win of the season (1-2-1) for RIC, while Plymouth State remains winless (0-2) when going to an extra session.

            In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will play at Westfield State on Tuesday at 4 p.m. and Plymouth State will play at Bridgewater State the same day at 3:30 p.m.

(Courtesy of RIC Sports Information)

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