Aug 23, 2013
KINGSTON, R.I. -
The Providence College women's soccer team topped Rhode Island, 3-0, in its season opener on Friday, August 23. The Friars dominated the night cap with each of their three goals coming in the final 45 minutes of play.
The first 45 minutes of play were scoreless. Providence managed to tally seven shots while Rhode Island recorded five.
Providence struck in the 62nd minute when sophomore Kathryn Hiller (Dartmouth, Mass.) buried a feed from teammate Lauren Elia (Erie, Pa.). Hiller's strike to the far left corner found the back of the net to give the Friars a 1-0 lead.
Providence increased its lead to 2-0 in the 75th minute when freshman forward Rachel Ugolik (Hamden, Mass.) dribbled past a Rhode Island defender and finished her strike.
Senior forward Amanda Webster (Saugus, Mass.) rounded out the scoring after burying a penalty kick in the 83rd minute.
Freshman goalkeeper Kristyn Shea (Piscataway, N.J.) recorded her first collegiate shutout in her debut in a Friar uniform. Shea played all 90 minutes in net and finished the game with four saves.
The Friars held the advantage in shots, 16-9, and the advantage in corners, 3-1.
Providence returns to action on Sunday, August 25, when the Friars host Dayton in its home opener. The game is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. and will be played Glay Field.