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November 12, 2013

 

 

 

2013 Rhode Island College Menís Soccer
Season Summary
(8-6-5 Overall; 3-2-2 in the Little East Conference)

 

Providence, R.I.-Head Coach John Melloís (Career record: 95-77-25, .546) team finished the 2013 season with an 8-6-5 overall record and a 3-2-2 (fourth place) mark in the Little East Conference.

 

 

 

Heading into the final game of the season, Rhode Island College needed a win over UMass Boston to advance to the postseason. The Anchormen scored on a penalty kick with 30 seconds remaining in regulation over the Beacons to earn the fourth and final seed in the 2013 Little East Conference Menís Soccer Tournament. It marked the ninth time in the last 10 years under Mello that the Anchormen reached the postseason. However, top-seeded Eastern Connecticut upended the Anchormen, 4-1, in the semifinals of the LEC Tournament to bring RICís season to a close.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RIC went into overtime in nine of its 19 contests, owning a 3-1-5 record in those matches. The Anchormen also finished with a 6-4 record in one-goal games, while their five draws on the season were tied for the second-most in program history. With 36 goals on the season, RIC nearly doubled its scoring total from the season before.

 

 

 

Junior forward Emmanuel Asiedu (Lincoln, RI) was named Second Team All-Little East. One of the teamís two captains, he was one of just three Anchormen to start in all 19 games this season. Asiedu racked up 10 goals, including a league-high five game-winners, to go along with five assists for 25 points. He led RIC in goals, assists and points, and also ranked fifth in the Little East Conference in points on the year.

 

 

 

Asiedu propelled the Anchormen into the postseason with the game-winning penalty kick in the final 30 seconds of regulation in RICís, 3-2, season finale victory against UMass Boston on Nov. 2. He also tallied game-winning penalty kicks in a 2-1 overtime victory over TCNJ on Aug 31 and in RICís, 3-2, overtime victory over Bridgewater State on Sept. 18. Asiedu scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win over UMass Dartmouth on Sept. 21 and in RICís, 2-1, win over Westfield State on Oct. 22. He also finished with multiple goals in the wins over Bridgewater State and Westfield State. Asiedu was named the Little East Conference Offensive Player of the Week and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Offensive Player of the Week once on the season.

 

 

 

Junior defender Kwasi Boateng (East Hartford, CT) was named the teamís MVP and was one of just three Anchormen to start in all 19 games this season. He tallied three goals on the year, which ranked fourth on the squad, for a total of six points, which ranked fifth on the team. Boateng posted the game-winning goal in a 5-1 win over Regis College on Sept. 14 and headed home the lone tally in RICís, 1-1, draw with Western Connecticut on Sept. 28.

 

 

 

Junior forward Sean Grant (Hope, RI) played in 18 games, starting one of them. He tallied one assist on the season for one point, which came in a 5-1 win over Regis College on Sept. 14.

 

 

 

Junior midfielder Chuck Oddih (Pawtucket, RI) played in 12 games, starting two of them.

 

 

 

Junior defender Joseph Plude (East Haddam, CT) started the first three games of the year for RIC before suffering a season-ending injury.

 

 

 

Junior defender David Ricci (Smithfield, RI) was named Second Team All-Little East. One of the teamís two captains, he was one of just three Anchormen to start in all 19 games this season.

 

 

 

Junior midfielder Geoff Sampaio (Tiverton, RI) played in 16 games, starting nine of them. He tallied one assist on the season for one point, which came in RICís, 3-2, double overtime loss to Keene State on Oct. 5.

 

 

Junior defender Jeff Sampaio (West Warwick, RI) played in 16 games, starting 13 of them.

 

Junior forward Kevin Stone (Wakefield, RI) played in 12 games, starting two of them. The converted goalkeeper finished with one goal and one assist for three points on the season. He tallied his first career goal, the game-winner, and his first career assist for the Anchormen in their, 5-0, win over Southern Maine on Oct. 26. 

 

Junior midfielder Brian Sujecki (Pawcatuck, CT) played in eight games for the Anchormen. He tallied one goal and two assists for four points on the year. Sujecki dished out a crucial assist in RICís, 3-2, win over UMass Boston in the regular season finale on Nov. 2. 

 

Sophomore midfielder Anthony Alegria (Providence, RI) appeared in four games as a reserve for RIC.

 

Sophomore forward Steven Cataldo (Attleboro, MA) played in eight games, starting three of them.

 

Sophomore midfielder Camilo Estrada (Pawtucket, RI) was named Second Team All-Little East. He played in 19 games, starting 12 of them, and was one of just five Anchormen to appear in every game this season. Estrada posted eight goals and three assists for 19 points on the year. He ranked second on the squad in points and finished tied for second on the team in both assists and points. Estrada also ranked eighth in the LEC in both goals and points, while ranking 10th in assists. He recorded a hat trick with three goals in a 5-1 win over Regis College on Sept. 14 and also chipped in with a key goal in RICís, 2-2, tie with Johnson & Wales on Oct. 29. Estrada also scored a crucial goal in RICís, 3-2, win over UMass Boston in the regular season finale on Nov. 2. 

 

Sophomore midfielder Tyler Pacheco (Tiverton, RI) played in 18 games, starting 17 of them. He posted two goals on the season for four points. Pacheco tallied the game-winning goal to break a scoreless tie with 12 seconds left to send RIC to a 1-0 victory over Endicott on Sept. 10, while he also chipped in with the lone goal for the Anchormen in their season-ending, 4-1, loss to Eastern Connecticut on Nov. 6.

 

Sophomore forward Jose Zarraga (Pawtucket, RI) played in 19 games, starting 17 of them, and was one of just five Anchormen to appear in every game this season. Zarraga posted eight goals and one assist for 17 points on the year. He finished tied for second on the team in goals and ranked third on the squad in points for the season. Zarraga also ranked eighth in the LEC in goals and 10th in the conference in points. He registered a pair of goals in RICís, 5-0, win over Southern Maine on Oct. 26 and also posted a key goal in RICís, 3-2, win over UMass Boston in the regular season finale on Nov. 2. 

 

Freshman midfielder Brian Davidson (Providence, RI) appeared in one game as a reserve for RIC.

 

Freshman midfielder Tyler Kenyon (Exeter, RI) played in 16 games, starting 13 of them, as both a midfielder and a defender.

 

Freshman goalkeeper Alexander LaBreche (Lincoln, RI) appeared in one game in net on the season, allowing zero goals in 14:42 of action.

 

Freshman defender Devin Lambert (Albion, RI) played in 16 games, starting eight of them. He dished out one assist on the year for one point. Lambertís first career assist came in RICís, 3-2, double overtime loss to Keene State on Oct. 5.

 

Freshman defender Adeyemi Matthew (Providence, RI) played in 10 games, starting two of them, as both a defender and a forward.

 

Freshman midfielder Anderson Monteiro (Pawtucket, RI) played in 18 games, starting all of them. He totaled two goals and three assists for seven points on the year, which ranked fourth on the squad. Monteiro also finished in a tie for second on the team in assists and tied for fifth on the team in goals. He registered his first career goal in RIC, 3-3, season-opening draw vs. Ramapo on Aug. 30 and recorded his first career assist a day later in a 2-1, double overtime victory over TCNJ. Monteiro also contributed a key goal for the Anchormen in their, 3-2, win over Bridgewater State on Sept. 18.

 

Freshman goalkeeper Douglas Morgan (Landing, NJ) played four games, starting two of them. He finished with a 2-0 record to go along with 14 saves, a .778 save percentage and a 1.41 goals against average in 254:38 of action. Morgan made a career-high seven saves in a 2-1 win over Westfield State on Oct. 22.

 

Freshman goalkeeper Chris Moura (Rumford, RI) played in 17 games, starting all of them. He finished with a 6-6-5 record to go along with 89 saves, a .754 save percentage, four shutouts and a 1.65 goals against average in 1,583:34 of action. Moura ranked second in the LEC in shutouts and saves, while ranking fourth in save percentage. He tallied a career-high 12 saves in a 1-0 win over UMass Dartmouth on Sept. 21. Moura was named the Little East Conference Goalkeeper of the Week twice on the season.

 

Freshman midfielder Jake Parkins (North Kingstown, RI) played in 11 games, starting two of them.

 

Freshman defender Ryan Scarfo (Thomaston, CT) played in seven games, starting one of them.