FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

September 15, 2007

 

Rhode Island College Menís Soccer Score Report:

Providence, RI

 

 

1

2

 
Final
 

UMass Boston (3-2, 0-1)

2

0

 

 2

 
Rhode Island College (4-3, 1-0)
3
2
 
 5
 

 

FIVE-GOAL OUTBURST LEADS RIC TO FIRST LEC WIN
Kelley, Sagastume & Talavera Pace Anchormen Offensively

Providence, RIóThe Rhode Island College menís soccer team defeated Little East Conference rival UMass Boston, 5-2, to improve to 4-3 overall and 1-0 in league play this afternoon. The Beacons fall to 3-2 overall and 0-1 in the LEC.

 

The Anchormen had scored just six goals in the clubís first six games prior to todayís action. Sophomore midfielder Ryan Kelley (Hope, RI) and classmate forward Jose Talavera (Providence, RI), along with freshman striker Miguel Sagastume (Providence, RI), each recorded a goal and an assist in the win.

 

Sagastume got the ball rolling for RIC in the fifth minute, breaking down the wing and crossing a pass to Talavera who buried a shot in the open corner. The Beacons struck back in the eighth and 13th minute, respectively, on free kick goals by junior midfielder Romeo Zeqo (Medford, MA). First, Zeqo first launched a shot from 20-yards out that deflected off the RIC defensive wall to elude sophomore goalkeeper Dereck Loisel (Warwick, RI). Five minutes later, Zeqo quickly shot from the top of the box before the Anchormen could set their defense.

 

The Beaconsí lead was short-lived as sophomore midfielder Matt Turbitt (Providence, RI) headed in a Talavera pass for the equalizer in the 16th minute.  The Anchormen took the lead for good in the 35th minute when UMB was whistled for a handball inside the box. Junior defender Josh Silva (Dartmouth, MA) stepped up and scored his third goal of the season, all of which have come on penalty kicks. With just 53 seconds left in the first half, Kelley squeezed a shot in off a RIC corner kick to give the Anchormen a 4-2 advantage heading into intermission.

 

Rhode Island College added an insurance goal in the 78th minute as junior back Robert Sturdahl (Coventry, RI) sent in Sagastume for his first collegiate goal.

 

Loisel made nine saves to improve his record to 2-1, while UMB junior netminder Paul Maniscalco (Hanover, MA) made five saves as his record dips to 2-2.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Bridgewater State on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 3:30 p.m., while the Beacons will host Mass. Maritime on the same date.

 

 

 

 Sophomore Forward Jose Talavera

 

Freshman Forward Miguel Sagastume

 

 

 Sophomore Midfielder Ryan Kelley

 

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