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November 12, 2005

 

2005 ECAC New England Div. III Menís Soccer Tournament
Semi-Final Game Score Report:

Providence, RI

 

 

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Final

 

#3 Plymouth State (12-4-4)

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#2 Rhode Island College (11-5-5)
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RIC DOWNS PLYMOUTH STATE, 3-1
Anchormen Head to Their First-Ever ECAC Championship Game

Providence, RIóSecond-seeded Rhode Island College defeated third-seeded Plymouth State University in semi-final action of the 2005 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) New England Div. III Menís Soccer Tournament. The Anchormen head to the tourneyís Championship Game where they will face top-seeded Clark University on Sunday, Nov. 13. It is the first time in the programís history that RIC has advanced to the ECAC title contest.

 

The Anchormen got on the board in the 37th minute when junior forward Holman Giraldo (Pawtucket, RI) was fouled and RIC was awarded a penalty kick. Senior forward Kyle Teixeira (Warren, RI) took the penalty kick and scored his 19th goal of the season.

 

Giraldo scored his fourth goal of the season in the 64th minute, scoring on a bang-bang play when junior midfielder Nic Rossi (North Kingstown, RI) fired a pass to senior midfielder Matt Borges (New Bedford, MA) at the top of the penalty box. Borges one-timed the pass to Giraldo who found the back of the net from 25 yards out.

 

Senior forward Chris Childs (Cranston, RI) scored his third goal of the season in the 80th minute, stealing the ball away from PSU freshman goalkeeper Tyler Shute (Deerfield, NH) and shooting it into the open net.

 

The Panthers finally scored in the 86th minute when senior back Steve Libera (Cromwell, CT) tipped a freshman forward Gareth Stevens (Yeovil, England) shot past RIC sophomore goalkeeper Jadon Neves (Warren, RI). It was Liberaís third goal of the season.

 

Neves made six saves to improve his record to 7-5-1 on the season. Shute made five stops as his record dips to 11-4-4.

 

Prior to the start of the 2004 season, RIC was 0-21-2 against Plymouth State. Since then, the Anchormen are 4-0-1 against the Panthers.

 

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