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October 10, 2012

 

MAGUIRE SCORES FIRST CAREER GOAL IN, 3-1, LOSS TO WESTERN NEW ENGLAND

Springfield, Mass.Senior midfielder Sean Maguire (Portsmouth, RI) scored his first career goal as Rhode Island College fell, 3-1, to Western New England on Wednesday afternoon in men's soccer action.

 

Maguire's goal came in the 81st minute as the Anchormen fell to 3-8-1 on the season. The Golden Bears even their record a 6-6-2.

 

Senior Shawn DaCruz tallied the first goal of the game in the 13th minute when he rifled a shot past the RIC sophomore goalkeeper Christopher Duarte (Cumberland, RI) following a beautiful pass from Jake Bartnik. Bartnik then added a goal of his own in the 48th minute to give the Golden Bears a 2-0 advantage that they would not relinquish.

 

 

 Senior captain Sean Maguire

 

Chad Barrett provided some insurance for Western New England in the 64th minute, when he stole a clearing pass from an Anchorman defender and beat Duarte with a top-corner shot. Rhode Island College finally got on the scoreboard when Maguire was awarded a penalty kick and converted on the attempt.

 

Western New England outshot RIC 16-6 in the game, and the Golden Bears took eight corner kicks to the Anchormen’s two.

 

Duarte made three saves while Domenick Villano was credited with five saves for the hosts.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will resume Little East Conference action at Keene State on Saturday, Oct. 13 (6 p.m.).

 

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