Heidel Scores Twice in, 12-5, Loss to Wildcats

Providence, R.I.--Senior midfielder Betsy Heidel (Warwick, RI) scored a pair of goals as the Rhode Island College women's lacrosse team dropped a 12-5 decision to Wheelock in a non-conference contest played at Alumni Field on Thursday evening.


RIC (2-9) sophomore attacker Tess Bradley (Tiverton, RI) scored a goal and added an assist in the loss for the Anchorwomen.


Sophomore midfielder Colleen Macdonald (Sandwich, MA) led the way for Wheelock (6-5) with five goals and an assist for six points in the victory.


Wheelock got on the board just 1:08 into the contest on an unassisted goal from sophomore attacker Alexa Mellis (East Longmeadow, MA). RIC junior attacker Allison Smedberg (Cranston, RI) answered with 27:43 left in the first half to knot the game at 1-1. The visiting Wildcats then closed out the half with three unanswered goals, which included two free position goals from Macdonald, to take the 4-1 lead heading into halftime. Wheelock held a 12-9 advantage in shots for the first half.


The visiting Wildcats continued to control the action in the second half as Macdonald notched a pair of goals in the stanza to help propel Wheelock to victory. Wheelock outshot RIC by a 24-20 margin in the victory.


RIC sophomore goalkeeper Julia Eaton (Cumberland, RI) made five stops in the loss. Wheelock senior goalkeeper Meghan Lewis (South Berwick, ME) made 11 saves.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will travel to Western Connecticut for a Little East Conference contest on Saturday, April 22 (1 p.m.).