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October 20, 2003

 

Rhode Island College Men’s Soccer Update #7

(10-4 Overall; 5-0 in the Little East Conference)

Providence, RI--Head Coach Len Mercurio’s team is 10-4 overall and is 5-0 in Little East Conference play. The Anchormen went undefeated this past week, gaining victories over Bridgewater State, 3-2 (ot), on Oct. 15 and LEC foe Western Connecticut, 2-0, on Oct. 17 to remain unbeaten in the conference. RIC has now won four consecutive games and seven of its last eight contests.

 

Sophomore forward Kyle Teixeira (Warren, RI) has played in 14 games, starting 13 of them. He has 22 goals, seven game-winners, and five assists for 49 points this season. Teixeira’s 22 goals tie him with Domenic Petrarca ’76 for the most goals ever scored in a single-season at RIC. This past week, Teixeira scored three goals, including the game-winner in overtime vs. Bridgewater State, and added an assist. His current points per game average (3.50) and goals per game average (1.57) are tops in the nation. Teixeira also ranks tied for third in career goals (40) and career points (90).

 

Sophomore forward Cory Lopes (Somerset, MA) has played in 14 games, starting all of them. He has six goals and seven assists for 19 points this season. Lopes leads the team in assists and is second in goals and points.

 

Sophomore midfielder Joe Mackinnon (Exeter, RI) has played in 14 games, starting six of them. He has three goals for six points this season.

 

Freshman forward Holman Giraldo (Pawtucket, RI) has played in 12 games, starting three of them. He has three goals and two assists for eight points this season.

 

Freshman midfielder Nic Rossi (North Kingstown, RI) has played in 12 games, starting all of them. He has one goal and four assists for six points this season. Rossi scored his first career goal, a game-winner no less, in the victory over Western Connecticut.

 

Senior defender Josh Nelson (Pascoag, RI) has played in 13 games, starting all of them. He has one goal and two assists for four points this season.

 

Sophomore midfielder Dan Toro (Pawtucket, RI) has played in 13 games, starting nine of them. He has three assists for three points this season.

 

Sophomore midfielder Josh Braga (Fall River, MA) has played in 13 games, starting 11 of them. He has one goal for two points this season.

 

Senior midfielder Brian Schimmel (Cumberland, RI) has played in 14 games, starting all of them. He has one goal and two assists for four points this season.

 

Freshman midfielder Tim DaPonte (Bristol, RI) has played in eight games, starting three of them. He has one assist for one point this season.

 

Freshman goalkeeper Kyle Amaral (Seekonk, MA) has played and started eight games. He has made 34 saves while allowing 14 goals this season. Amaral’s current goals against average is 1.72. He has recorded two shutouts.

 

Junior goalkeeper Jason Nelson (Pascoag, RI) has played and started in six games. He has made 34 saves, while allowing 12 goals this season. Nelson’s current goals against average is 2.00. He has recorded one shutout. Nelson went 2-0 last week,

 

Junior midfielder German Cardona (Pawtucket, RI) has played in 14 games, starting all of them.

 

Sophomore midfielder Matt Borges (New Bedford, MA) has played in 11 games, starting all of them.

 

Junior midfielder Mike Maciel (East Providence, RI) has played in nine games, starting five of them.

 

Freshman forward Richard D’Amico (Smithfield, RI) has played in ten games, starting one of them.

 

Freshman defender Scott Westcott (Scituate, RI) has played in seven games, starting three of them.

 

Sophomore midfielder Chris Cunha (East Providence, RI) has played in five games.

 

Sophomore midfielder Boima Konuwa (Pawtucket, RI) has played in four games.

 

Sophomore defender Tim Poblocki (Thompson, CT) has played in 12 games, starting four of them.

 

Freshman defender Matt Tente (Wakefield, RI) has played in two games.

 

In upcoming action, RIC will host Wentworth on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 3:30 p.m. and Keene State on Saturday, Oct. 25 for a 1 p.m. tilt.

 

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