FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

 

September 23, 2008

 

 

 

ANCHORMEN TIE BEARS, 0-0;
RAISE UNBEATEN STREAK TO SIX GAMES

 

 

 

Bridgewater, MAóRhode Island College battled Bridgewater State to a 0-0 double overtime tie in non-conference menís soccer action Tuesday afternoon at Swenson Field.

 

 

 

The tie marks the second straight for the Bears who are now 4-1-2 on the season. RIC, unbeaten in its last six games, goes to 4-3-2 overall.

 

 

Both teams had outstanding chances in overtime to notch the game-winning goal. RICís best chances came in the first overtime as both freshman forwards Bruno Costa (Pawtucket, RI) and Troy Silvia (Bristol, RI) were stopped at point blank range by outstanding saves by BSC sophomore netminder Mike White (Canton, MA).

 

Bridgewater State sophomore forward Donald Flores (Cranston, RI) almost ended the game in the second overtime as his direct kick attempt from 20 yards out glanced off the outside of the left post.

 

White turned aside eight shots, which included two key saves in overtime to earn his first career shutout. RIC freshman goalkeeper Justin OíConnor (North Kingstown, RI) made six stops to pick up his third shutout of the season.

 

BSC held a slight, 12-10, advantage in shots, while both teams attempted just three corner kicks apiece.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will play at UMass Dartmouth on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 1 p.m.

 

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