Seahawks battle Anchorwomen in rain and wind; win first game of season

Seahawks battle Anchorwomen in rain and wind; win first game of season


Salve Regina 3, Rhode Island Col. 1
Newport, Rhode Island - Reynolds Field
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Three different players scored for the Salve Regina University women's soccer team in a 3-1 victory over visiting Rhode Island College on a rainy and windy afternoon at Reynolds Field. 

Series and Streaks
The Anchorwomen still own a 11-9-2 record in the all-time series however the Seahawks have now won three in a row, going 5-0-1 in the last six meetings. 

Three Stars of the Match
1 – Salve Regina junior Francesca Galeazzi (Lynn, Mass.) - scored on a header off a corner kick to give the Seahawks the final 3-1 margin.
2 – Salve Regina junior Lea Adams (Sandwich, Mass.) - scored what was eventually the deciding goal at 18:00. 
3 – Rhode Island Col. sophomore Eleni Grammas (Cranston, R.I.) - scored at 63:42 to cut the Seahawks lead in half.

Turning Point
The Seahawks led 2-0 most of the match until Grammas' goal gave the Anchorwomen momentum with plenty of time remaining. Rhode Island College threatened to tie the game a few times but timely saves from Carly Pala (Milford, Conn.) kept the Anchorwomen at bay. Then Francesca Galeazzi headed in a corner kick from Erica Manchester (Wakefield, R.I.)  to reestablish a two goal lead for the Seahawks, and swing momentum back in favor of the Seahawks.

Quick Hits

  • Delaney Maxell (Lincoln, R.I.) opened the scoring at 11:24 for the Seahawks.
  • All three goals for Salve Regina were the first goals of the season for the respective players; Adams, Galeazzi, and Maxell.
  • Salve Regina is 3-5 on this date and has now won two games in a row on September 6.
  • Pala made 10 saves on 11 shots on goal for the Seahawks to improve to 1-2 on the season while Amber-Marie Francois (Warwick, R.I.) stopped 14 of 17 shots in the loss for RIC to fall to 1-2 on the season.
  • Salve Regina held a 24-19 advantage in shots. 

"I was pleased with our performance today given the playing conditions. Despite the weather, we played our game and came out on top." - head coach Jane Walsh

Next up

Salve Regina (1-2-0) – Thursday, Sep. 8 vs UMass Dartmouth, 3:30 p.m.
Rhode Island Col. (1-2-0) – Wednesday, Sep. 14 vs Bridgewater State, 4 p.m.