FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

 

September 20, 2008

 

 

 

RIC’s, 3-0, WIN OVER BEACONS RAISES CURRENT UNBEATEN STREAK TO FIVE GAMES

 

 

 

Boston, MA—Freshman forward Bruno Costa (Pawtucket, RI) netted a pair of goals to lead the Rhode Island College men’s soccer team over host University of Massachusetts Boston, 3-0, today in the Little East Conference opener at the Clark Athletic Center field on the campus of UMass Boston.  The Beacons fall to 2-5-0 overall and 0-1-0 in LEC play, while the Anchormen improve to 4-3-1 and 1-0-0.

 

 

 

 

 

 Freshman Forward Bruno Costa

 

 

 

Since starting the season 0-3, RIC is unbeaten in its last five games (4-0-1).

 

 

Rhode Island College got on the board in the first half when sophomore defender Kory Pacheco (Smithfield, RI) sent a throw into the box where Costa put a head on it from the 10-yard line to direct it off the cross bar and into the net for a 1-0 lead at 30:43.  Costa’s second score came when senior midfielder Brandon Migliore (Coventry, RI) found senior defender Josh Silva (Dartmouth, MA) on a corner kick at the back of the 18-yard marker, where he crossed to Costa at the six-yard line for a header that found the back of the net at 81:11 of the second half for a 3-0 Anchormen advantage.

 

 

 

 

 Junior Defender Kory Pacheco

 

 

 

 

 

 Senior Defender Josh Silva

 

 

Rhode Island College’s second goal of the afternoon came on an own goal at 55:16 of the second half.

 

The Anchormen owned an 18-7 shot advantage as sophomore keeper Domenick Persuitte (West Barnstable, MA) made seven saves for UMass Boston, while freshman goalie Justin O’Connor (North Kingstown, RI) turned away two shots for Rhode Island College.

 

 

 

 

 Freshman Goalkeeper Justin O'Connor

 

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will play at Bridgewater State on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 3:30 p.m.

 

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