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November 3, 2003

 

Rhode Island College Menís Soccer Update #9

(11-7 Overall; 5-2 in the Little East Conference)

Providence, RI--Head Coach Len Mercurioís team is 11-7 overall and is 5-2 in Little East Conference play. The Anchormen dropped two 3-0 decisions on the road last week, first to Worcester State on Oct. 28 and then Plymouth State on Nov. 1.

 

RIC has now concluded its regular season and earned the third seed in the upcoming Little East Conference Tournament. The third-place position is the highest LEC finish for RIC since the 1990 season. The Anchormen will travel to second-seeded Keene State on Wednesday, Nov. 5 for the semi-final round of the LEC Tournament. The game is scheduled to start at 6 p.m.

 

Sophomore forward Kyle Teixeira (Warren, RI) has played in 18 games, starting 17 of them. He has 24 goals, seven game-winners, and six assists for 54 points this season. His current points per game average (3.00) and his goals per game average (1.33) both statistically rank in the top-five nationally. Teixeira also ranks second in career goals (42) and career points (95) at RIC. He is one point shy of the RIC single-season record for points. Teixeira already broke the single-season goal record earlier this fall.

 

Sophomore forward Cory Lopes (Somerset, MA) has missed the last four games due to an illness. He has played in 14 games, starting all of them. He has six goals and seven assists for 19 points this season. Lopes is tied for the team-lead in assists and is second in goals and points.

 

Sophomore midfielder Joe Mackinnon (Exeter, RI) has played in 18 games, starting ten of them. He has four goals and two assists for ten points this season.

 

Freshman forward Holman Giraldo (Pawtucket, RI) has played in 16 games, starting six of them. He has five goals, one game-winner, and two assists for 12 points this season.

 

Freshman midfielder Nic Rossi (North Kingstown, RI) has played in 16 games, starting all of them. He has one goal and four assists for six points this season.

 

Senior defender Josh Nelson (Pascoag, RI) has played in 14 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 17 games, starting 13 of them. He has three assists for three points this season.

 

Sophomore midfielder Josh Braga (Fall River, MA) has played in 15 games, starting 13 of them. He has one goal for two points this season.

 

Senior midfielder Brian Schimmel (Cumberland, RI) has played in 18 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 12 games, starting three of them. He has one assist for one point this season.

 

Junior goalkeeper Jason Nelson (Pascoag, RI) has played and started in ten games. He has made 57 saves, while allowing 22 goals this season. Nelsonís current goals against average is 2.20. He has recorded one shutout.

 

Junior midfielder German Cardona (Pawtucket, RI) has played in 18 games, starting all of them.

 

Sophomore midfielder Matt Borges (New Bedford, MA) has played in 15 games, starting 14 of them.

 

Junior midfielder Mike Maciel (East Providence, RI) has played in 13 games, starting eight of them.

 

Sophomore defender Tim Poblocki (Thompson, CT) has played in 14 games, starting six of them.

 

Freshman forward Richard DíAmico (Smithfield, RI) has played in 14 games, starting three of them.

 

Freshman defender Scott Westcott (Scituate, RI) has played in 11 games, starting three of them.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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