Menís Soccer Score Report:

Providence, RI

 

 

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Final

 

#9 Montclair State (11-1)

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Rhode Island College (5-4)
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RIC SHOCKS MONTCLAIR, 3-2
Anchormen Upset the Ninth-Ranked Team in the Nation With Two Second Half Goals

Providence, RIóRhode Island College defeated Montclair State, 3-2, snapping the Red Hawks 11-game winning streak and handing them their first loss of the season on Thursday afternoon. The Anchormen, who had lost four of their last five games, scored three unanswered goals after falling behind, 1-0, to eventually win. The Red Hawks were ranked ninth in the nation in the latest edition of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Division III Poll.

 

Things looked bleak right off the bat as Montclair State senior forward Ilyas Tasci (Paramus, NJ) flicked in a junior midfielder Owen Nicholsí (Princeton, NJ) corner kick in just the third minute. Rhode Island College junior midfielder Nic Rossi (North Kingstown, RI), who snuck in from the backside, headed in a junior defender Jameson Gonzalez (Johnston, RI) crossing pass in the 15th minute to even the contest.

 

The game went back and forth until the 65th minute when Rhode Island College junior midfielder Julian Montoya (North Providence, RI) headed in a brilliant long range throw-in from senior forward Chris Childs (Cranston, RI) to put the Anchormen on top. In the 73rd minute, with Montoya on the field behind the play, junior forward Jimmy Hernandez (Providence, RI) was taken down in the box and was awarded a penalty kick. Hernandez buried the shot to give the Anchormen a two-goal lead.

 

The Red Hawks picked up the intensity as sophomore forward Tyler Masterson (Long Valley, NJ) scored after a scramble in the box in the 85th minute. Montclair State would not back down as Rhode Island College junior goalkeeper Jadon Neves (Warren, RI) was forced to tip a long range shot over the crossbar from sophomore defender Leroy Seqeira (Newark, NJ) as time expired.

 

Neves ups his record to 3-3 on the season with a season-high nine-save effort. Montclair State sophomore goalkeeper Nick Mele (Delran, NJ) suffers his first loss of the season (7-1), making five stops.

 

In upcoming action, RIC will host Western Connecticut on Saturday, Oct. 7 at noon in a rematch of the 2005 Little East Conference Menís Soccer Tournament Championship Game.