FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

November 2, 2005

 

2005 Little East Conference Menís Soccer Tournament
Semi-Final Game Score Report:

Providence, RI

 

 

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1OT

2OT

Final

#3 Plymouth State (11-3-4)

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1

0

0

1
#2 Rhode Island College (9-5-4)
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0
0
0
1

 

RIC WINS ON PENALTY KICKS
Anchormen to host LEC Championship Game for First Time Ever

Providence, RIóSecond-seeded Rhode Island College advanced in the 2005 Little East Conference Menís Soccer Tournament by winning on penalty kicks over third-seeded Plymouth State University. The Anchormen will host fourth-seeded Western Connecticut on Saturday, Nov. 5 in the Championship Game at noon. This will be the first time the Anchormen will host the Championship Game of the LEC Menís Soccer Tournament.

 

The two teams battled to a 1-1 tie through regulation and two overtime periods. The game ended in a tie and penalty kicks were needed to determine which squad advanced. The Anchormen scored on each of their five attempts, while Plymouth scored on three of four. RIC sophomore goalkeeper Sean Gonsalvesí (Somerset, MA) diving save on PSU senior midfielder Brad Wymanís (Durham, NH) attempt was the difference.

 

RIC scored on penalty kicks by freshman Josh Silva (Dartmouth, MA), junior Holman Giraldo (Pawtucket, RI), freshman Tyrell Burgess (Smiths, Bermuda), senior Kyle Teixeira (Warren, RI), while sophomore Kyle Genereuxís (Harrisville, RI) goal sealed the win.

 

PSU scored on its first, third and fourth attempts, with goals by freshman Semir Mehmedovic (Franklin, NH), sophomore Takeru Tanikawa (Shizuoka, Japan) and senior Chris Catatao (Burlington, MA).

 

During regulation, Genereux gave RIC the early lead, scoring on a pass from Teixeira in the 21st minute. PSU senior Steve Libera (Cromwell, CT) tied the game in the 55th minute on a pass from freshman Gareth Stevens (Yeovil, England).

 

Gonsalves made two saves to stay unbeaten with a 4-0-3 record on the season. Plymouth State freshman goalkeeper Tyler Shute (Deerfield, NH) did not make a save as his record is now 10-3-4.

 

The game goes down as a tie, with RICís record going to 9-5-4, while PSU is now 11-3-4.