FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

October 27, 2007

 

Rhode Island College Menís Soccer Score Report:

Providence, RI

 

 

1

2

 
Final
 

Southern Maine (10-7-1, 5-2)

1

0

 

1

 
Rhode Island College (8-8-2, 4-2-1)
1
1
 
2
 

 

SOUSA'S GOAL HELPS RIC EARN LEC TOURNEY BID
Rookie Defender Notches Three Points in, 2-1, Win
Over Southern Maine

Providence, RI Ė Rhode Island College freshman defender Joe Sousa (Bristol, RI) figured in both of the Anchormenís goals as RIC downed Southern Maine, 2-1, at the RIC Soccer Field on Saturday afternoon. The Anchormen improve their record to 8-8-2 overall and 4-2-1 in the Little East Conference.

 

Southern Maine, which falls to 10-7-1 overall and 5-2 in the Little East, came into the game with a chance to clinch its first-ever LEC Regular Season Championship and the have home field advantage throughout the upcoming Little East Conference Menís Soccer Tournament.

 

 Fourth-seeded Rhode Island College will travel to top-seeded Eastern Connecticut, which defeated UMass Dartmouth to capture the LEC Regular Season Championship earlier today, on Wednesday, Oct. 31 in semifinal action of the 2007 Little East Conference Menís Soccer Tournament. Second-seeded Southern Maine will host third-seeded Keene State in the other semifinal.

 

The Anchormen jumped out to an early lead in the second minute as Sousa launched a free kick from 35-yards out, which sophomore midfielder Ryan Kelley (Hope, RI) headed past Southern Maine sophomore goalkeeper David Kreps (Agawam, MA) for his team-leading seventh goal of the season.

 

The Huskies came back to tie it as senior forward Eddie Weddington (Augusta, ME) deposited a free kick from 20-yards out just under the crossbar in the 20th minute for his fifth goal of the year.

 

The game stayed tied through the remainder of the first half and for most of the second stanza. The match was decided when Sousa took a free kick from midfield that went over Krepsí head in the 69th minute for the game-winner and his first collegiate goal.

 

Neves made nine saves as his record improves to 4-6-1. Kreps made six saves as his mark drops to 9-7-1.

 

         Prior to the start of the match, Rhode Island College honored its three seniors: midfielder Dereck Rocha (Fall River, MA), defender James Nigrelli (Ashaway, RI), and Neves.

 

Freshman Defender Joe Sousa

 

 The Rhode Island College senior class of 2007 and family

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