PROVIDENCE, RI - Sophomore attacker Emma Marrs (Old Lyme, CT) tallied three goals to lead the Wheelock College women's lacrosse team in a 20-3 loss to host Rhode Island College this afternoon at RIC Lacrosse Field in Providence, RI. The Wildcats fall to 0-6 on the season, while the Anchorwomen improve to 3-3.
Marrs tallied the first and last goals of the first half for Wheelock. Her first score came on a feed from sophomore middie Molly Centore (Kennebunk, ME) just 72 seconds into the match, before Rhode Island College scored the next 13 goals. Marrs put an end to the string when sophomore midfielder Nancy Crowell (Meredith, NH) found her with 10 ticks left in the half.
The Anchorwomen scored the first five goals of the second stanza, before Marrs struck again for the Wildcats when she converted a feed from senior defender Taylor Rogers (Essex, MA) for her team-leading 14th goal of the season at the 15:38 mark of the second half.
Marrs also picked up a ground ball and won a draw control for Wheelock, while Rogers added three ground balls and a caused turnover to her day. Centore led the squad with four draw controls in addition to a ground ball and a caused turnover. Junior middie Christina Cubera (Baltimore, MD) led the defensive effort with three ground balls and a caused turnover.
Junior attacker Ashley Signoriello (Cranston, RI) and sophomore attacker Jessica Ricci (Hope, RI) each had eight points to lead Rhode Island College. Ricci scored a game-high six goals and helped out on two other scores, while Signoriello handed out a game-high five assists to go along with her hat trick effort. Sophomore attacker Danielle Landon (Wading River, NY) hauled in a game-high four draw controls in addition to contributing four goals and two assists. Freshman attacker Ana Medeiros (New Bedford, MA) and junior attacker Ashley Appel (Foxboro, MA) chipped in with two goals apiece.
Junior goaltender Monica Bettle (Pembroke, MA) turned away 14 shots for the Wildcats to give her 70 on the year to set a new single-season mark for saves for Wheelock, surpassing the former mark of 58 held by Alexandra Perry in 2011.
Junior goalie Taryn Carbone (Cranston, RI) made 12 saves to earn the win for the Anchorwomen.
The Wildcats will be in action again on Saturday, April 6 when they host Daniel Webster College for their home opener at 1:00 p.m. at the Winsor School Field, while Rhode Island College hosts Western Connecticut State University on the same day at 1:00 p.m.