FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

September 13, 2007

 

Rhode Island College Menís Soccer Score Report:

Providence, RI

 

 

1

2

1 OT

 

Final

Rhode Island College (3-3)

1

0

1

 

2
Johnson & Wales (1-2-1)
1
0
0
 
1

 

KELLEYíS OVERTIME GOAL WINS IT FOR RIC

Providence, RIóSophomore midfielder Ryan Kelley (Hope, RI) scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner in overtime, to give Rhode Island College a 2-1 victory against Johnson & Wales in a non-conference contest at Pierce Stadium on Thursday afternoon.

 

Senior Joel Reynolds (Middletown, PA) put Johnson & Wales on the board early when he blasted in a shot from five yards out, giving the Wildcats the 1-0 advantage just 5:01 into the contest.  Senior Brian Sousa (Providence, RI) and sophomore Eric Flath (Warwick, RI) each had an assist on the goal.  

 

Rhode Island College responded at the 37:00 mark when Kelley knotted the game at 1-1 on a free kick from 30 yards out.  The game was tied 1-1 at halftime and the two teams battled through a scoreless second half to finish regulation knotted 1-1. Midway through the first overtime period, RIC was awarded a free kick that was taken by junior defender Josh Silva (Dartmouth, MA).  Silva lofted a ball into the box where Kelley headed it in for the game-winner at 98:45.

 

Sophomore goalkeeper Chris Vasquez (Nashua, NH) made seven saves for Johnson & Wales, while RICís Jadon Neves (Warren, RI) had eight saves in the win.

 

With the loss, Johnson & Wales is now 1-2-1 for the year, while Rhode Island College improves to 3-3 on the season.  The Wildcats will return to action on Monday, Sept. 17 when they host Framingham State in a non-conference contest at 4 p.m. The Anchormen open the 2007 Little East Conference circuit when they host UMass Boston on Saturday, Sept. 15 at noon.

 

Sophomore Midfielder Ryan Kelley