Ritchie & Pero Lead Women's Lacrosse Past Southern Vermont, 14-2

Morgan Pero & Gianna Ritchie
Morgan Pero & Giana Ritchie

Providence, R.I.--Sophomore midfielder Giana Ritchie (Cumberland, RI) notched six points on four goals and two assists as the Rhode Island College women's lacrosse team posted a 14-2 win over Southern Vermont in the Anchorwomen's home opener played at Alumni Field on Sunday evening.

Rhode Island College 14, Southern Vermont 2
Southern Vermont College (0-5)
Rhode Island College (2-1)

• RIC freshman midfielder Morgan Pero (White River Junction, VT) recorded three goals and added three assists, while freshman midfielder Olivia Carpenito (Wilmington, MA), sophomore midfielder Madison McKenna (Cumberland, RI) and sophomore defender Cara Williams (Cumberland, RI) each had two goals in the win for the Anchorwomen. 

• Sophomore midfielder Alex Safford (Burnt Hills, NY) had one goal, five ground balls and five caused turnovers in the loss for Southern Vermont.

• Senior goalkeeper Julia Eaton (Cumberland, RI) posted 10 saves in the victory for RIC.

• Senior goalkeeper Sydnee Julian (Mexico, NY) had 11 stops in the setback for the Mountaineers.

• RIC scored just :12 into the contest on goal from Pero after Ritchie had the draw control to open the game.

• Southern Vermont knotted the game at 1-1 when freshman midfielder Marisa Moy (Framingham, MA) scored on a free position shot just 5:47 into the contest.

• RIC regained the lead at the 10:25 mark of the first half when Ritchie scored with an assist by Pero to make the score 2-1.

• Pero's second goal of the game, a man-advantage tally at 21:02, proved to be the game-winner and put the Anchorwomen up by a pair, 3-2. Ritchie then added two more goals in the stanza to give RIC thae 6-1 advantage heading into halftime.

• The Anchorwomen controlled the action in the second half, highlighted by the first two collegiate goals for sophomore defender Cara Williams (Cumberland, RI), en route to the 13-2 victory.

• RIC held a 30-14 advantage in shots and a 13-5 advantage in draw controls.

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will travel to New England College on Wednesday, March 27 (7 p.m.).