FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

October 6, 2007

 

Rhode Island College Men’s Soccer Score Report

Providence, RI

 TEAMS

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2

 
Final

 

Keene State (5-4-3, 1-2-1)

1

1

 

2

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

 

Owls Downs Anchormen, 2-0
RIC Suffers Second Consecutive Little East Loss Via Shutout

Providence, RI—Keene State sophomore forward Mike Cooley’s (Northboro, MA) scored on a penalty kick in the 29th minute to help lead the Owls to a 2-0 victory over Rhode Island College at the RIC Soccer Field on Saturday afternoon.

 

Both teams had chances in the first half, but it was the Owls who struck first. The Anchormen were called for a foul in the goal box, which led to Cooley’s fourth goal of the season. Rhode Island College senior goalkeeper Jadon Neves (Warren, RI) did his best to keep the Anchormen in the game, making a highlight, diving stop from point blank on a Keene State junior forward Alex Horne (Harvard, MA) shot to keep the contest a one-goal affair after 45 minutes.

 

Keene State turned up the heat in the second stanza, outshooting the Anchormen, 11-3, and keeping RIC hemmed in its own territory. Junior midfielder Ben Allenet (Lanfains, France) added an important insurance goal, netting his first of the season, on a shot from outside the box that eluded a diving Neves.

 

Keene State senior goalkeeper Cal Mintz (Westport, CT) was steady between the posts, making two stops to improve his record to 2-4-3. Neves made seven saves as his record falls to 2-4-1.

 

The Anchormen are currently 5-5-2 overall and 1-2-1 in the Little East Conference. The Owls get over the .500 mark for the first time in ’07, upping their record to 5-4-3 and 1-2-1 in league play. RIC remains winless against Keene State since the Owls joined the Little East in 1997. KSC is 12-0-1 in 13 meetings during that time span.

 

The loss marks the second consecutive week Rhode Island College has been shut out in Little East action, falling, 1-0, last Saturday at Western Connecticut. The Anchormen have been held scoreless over the last 238:52 of action.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will play at Salem State on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. The Owls will travel to R.P.I. on Oct. 10.

 

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