FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

September 26, 2007

 

Rhode Island College Men’s Soccer Score Report:

Providence, RI

 

 

1

2

1OT

2OT

Final

Clark (2-2-4)

1

0

0

0

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

 

ANCHORMEN WRAP UP HOMESTAND WITH, 1-1, TIE
Kelley’s Second Half Goal Knots Contest

Providence, RI—Rhode Island College and Clark University battled to a 1-1 tie in collegiate men’s soccer action on Wednesday evening. The Anchormen concluded a four-game home stand with a 2-0-2 mark as they are now 5-3-2 on the season. The Cougars played to their fourth double overtime tie in the squad’s last six contests. Clark is now 2-2-4 overall.

 

The Cougars got on the board in the 35th minute as sophomore midfielder Tom Ashley (Boulder, CO) broke down the right wing and fired a shot across the box, which deflected off RIC senior defender James Nigrelli (Ashaway, RI) and into the net for an own-goal.

 

The Anchormen evened the game up, 1-1, in the 52nd minute as freshman defender Joe Sousa (Cumberland, RI) fired a free kick from 30 yards out that was redirected by sophomore midfielder Ryan Kelley (Hope, RI) for his team-leading sixth goal of the season. It was Sousa’s first career assist and point.

 

RIC had several quality chances to win the game as junior midfielder Brandon Migliore (Coventry, RI) and senior forward Derek Rocha (Fall River, MA) hit the crossbar and post, respectivel,y in the second half and overtime.

 

For the second straight game, RIC outshot its opponent, holding a 25-13 advantage in the game and a 14-5 mark in the second half. Senior goalkeeper Jadon Neves (Warren, RI) made five saves as his record moves to 2-2-1. Clark junior goalkeeper Peter Wise (Providence, RI) made seven stops as he is currently 2-2-4.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will play at Little East Conference rival western Connecticut on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. Five of RIC’s next six games are on the road. The Cougars will host WPI at 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 29.

 

Sophomore Defender Joseph Sousa

 

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