FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

September 6, 2016

 

RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE MENíS SOCCER SET
TO FACE NO. 1-RANKED AMHERST ON SEPT. 7

Providence, R.I.-The Rhode Island College menís soccer team (1-1) will host No. 1-ranked Amherst (0-0), the 2015 NCAA Div. III National Champion, on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at Alumni Field (7:00 p.m.). 

 

RIC is coming off of an impressive showing at the Squad Locker Invitational over the weekend where they knocked off No. 14 Montclair State on Sunday afternoon, 2-0.  The match will be the season opener for Amherst.

 

RIC is led by junior forward Komla Dogbey (Providence, RI), a Second Team All-Region performer and the defending Little East Conference Offensive Player of the Year. Dogbey, who tallied 16 goals and six assists for 38 points a season ago, will be making his first appearance of the season against Amherst. Senior Dan Monteiro (Pawtucket, RI) was named the Little East Conference Defensive Player of the Week and selected to the All-Tournament team at the Squad Locker Invitational over the weekend. Senior goalkeeper Chris Moura (Rumford, RI) has posted a 1.00 goals against average in two games to go along with a shutout over Montclair State.

 

 

 Senior goalkeeper Chris Moura

 

Amherst posted an 18-1-2 record in 2015, capturing the first national championship in program history with a 2-1 win over Loras in the title game. Senior Christopher Martin is the leading returning scorer for Amherst, coming off a 2015 campaign in which he totaled 10 goals and five assists for 25 points. Senior Justin Aoyama, a Second Team All-NESCAC performer that helped the Purple & White defensive unit post 16 shutouts last season, will lead Amherst on defense.

 

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