Sunday, September 18, 2005

 

For Immediate Release

 

 

Men's College Soccer

Teixeira Goal Gives Rhode Island College 1-0

Win Over Southern Maine

       

GORHAM, Maine-- Senior forward Kyle Teixeira (Warren, R.I./Mt. Hope) scored the only goal of the match in the eighth minute of play to give the visiting Rhode Island College Anchormen a 1-0 victory over the University of Southern Maine Huskies in a Little East Conference men's soccer match played Sunday afternoon at the USM Soccer Field.

The win lifts the Anchormen to a 2-3-0 overall record.  Southern Maine, winless in its last four matches, falls to 1-3-1 overall.  The match was the first of the season in conference play for both teams.

A foul outside the penalty area gave the Anchormen a direct kick opportunity from about 25 yards out.  Teixeira hit a curving ball into the upper corner of the net for his sixth goal of the season.  The Anchormen control much of the play in the opening half, out-shooting the Huskies 10-2.

Teixeira had the best opportunity to score in the second half, but his hard, rising shot from about 12 yards out deflected off USM goalkeeper Chris Willard's (Hampton, Conn./Parish Hill) hand and ricocheted off the cross bar.

Sophomore goalkeeper Sean Gonsalves (Somerset, R.I.) registered one save for the Anchormen.  Willard finished the match with three saves.  The Anchormen had a 13-4 advantage in shots and held an 8-1 margin in corner kicks.

Southern Maine travels to Bowdoin College on Tuesday for its next match.  Rhode Island College travels to Johnson and Wales University on Wednesday.