FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

October 15, 2003

 

Men’s Soccer Score Report:

Providence, RI

 

 

1

2

1 OT

Final

 

Bridgewater State (5-3-1)
1
1
0
2
 

Rhode Island College (9-4)

1

1

1

3

 

 

GOALS: RIC, Holman Giraldo (Kyle Teixeira and Dan Toro), 33:55; BSC, Matt Bernstein (Paone), 36:28; RIC, Kyle Teixeira (Nic Rossi), 47:57; BSC, Michael Brammer (Phil Howe), 80:30; RIC, Kyle Teixeira (Brian Shimmel), 91:13.

 

SAVES: BSC, John Naughton (2); RIC, Jay Nelson (2).

 

TOTAL SHOTS: BSC (15); RIC (12).

 

TEIXEIRA’S GOLDEN GOAL GIVES RIC THE VICTORY

Providence, RI—Sophomore forward Kyle Teixeira (Warren, RI) scored two goals, including the game-winner in overtime, and assisted on another as Rhode Island College held off Bridgewater State to win, 3-2 (ot), in collegiate men’s soccer action. RIC has now won six of its last seven contests and improves to 9-4, while Bridgewater State falls to 5-4-1.

 

The Anchormen jumped out to any early lead in the 34th minute on a goal by freshman forward Holman Giraldo (Pawtucket, RI). The goal came off of a cross from sophomore midfielder Dan Toro (Pawtucket, RI) then a pass from Teixeira. BSC answered back in the 37th minute as sophomore forward Matt Bernstein (Stoughton, MA) headed in a goal to tie the game, 1-1.

 

RIC got back in the lead early in the second half when Teixeira scored the first of his two goals as he controlled a cross from freshman midfielder Nic Rossi (North Kingstown), turned and fired the ball past BSC goalkeeper, freshman, John Naughton (Braintree, MA). With just 10 minutes to play, BSC tied the game up, 2-2, with a goal from sophomore midfielder Michael Brammer (Norton, MA). The full 90 minutes would not be enough to decide the outcome as the Anchormen and Bears played overtime.

 

The Anchormen did not waste any time in the extra period as just two minutes in, Teixeira scored his 21st goal of the year, seventh of the game-winning variety, and second of the game to give RIC the victory. Senior midfielder Brian Schimmel (Cumberland, RI) hit a free kick into the box where Teixeira controlled it and put it into the back of the net.

 

RIC junior goalkeeper Jason Nelson (Pascoag, RI) made two saves to earn the win, while his counterpart, Naughton, also made two stops in a losing effort.

 

In upcoming action, RIC will travel to Western Connecticut on Friday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m.

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