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October 22, 2016

 

DAN MONTEIRO SCORES FOUR AS RIC
DOWNS PLYMOUTH STATE, 4-2

Providence, R.I.--Senior midfielder Dan Monteiro (Pawtucket, RI) scored all four goals to propel the Rhode Island College menís soccer team to a 4-2 victory against Plymouth State in a Little East Conference contest played at Alumni Field on Saturday afternoon. The win extends the Anchormenís unbeaten streak to eight games, dating back to a 3-0 win over Roger Williams on Sept. 28.

 

Plymouth State (4-8-2, 1-5-0 LEC) took the early lead when sophomore midfielder Micah Peterson (Fremont, NH) connected on a throw-in to freshman forward Jerry Randolph (Malmo, Sweden).  Randolph then buried a shot from the top of the box at the 14:12 mark to give the Panthers the 1-0 lead. Rhode Island College (12-3-1, 4-1-1 LEC) answered in the 20th minute as Monteiro scored his first goal of the game, blasting in a shot off the bottom of the crossbar following a crossing pass into the box from junior midfielder Ty Catunto (New Bedford, MA) to knot the game at 1-1.

 

 

 Senior midfielder Dan Monteiro

 

RIC took the 2-1 lead at the 33:16 mark as Monteiro tallied his second goal of the afternoon, scoring an unassisted goal after a turnover from 25 yards out. The visiting Panthers responded in the 41st minute when freshman midfielder Colin Jerome (Lansdale, PA) sent a pass from 40 yards out into the box. Graduate student forward Adam Edmunds (Wilton, NH) outran the defense then slid in a shot just inside the far post to tie the score at 2-2.  RIC held the 12-7 advantage in shots for the stanza. 

 

Monteiro ended the deadlock at the 67:19 mark as he got the hat trick on the afternoon, tallying an unassisted goal when he collected a loose ball in the box and slid a shot into the back of the net. Monteiro then added an insurance goal for the Anchorwomen in the 76th minute, scoring on a shot from 20 yards out after a pass from sophomore midfielder Dennis Vazquez (Providence, RI) to cap off the scoring for the day and give RIC the 4-2 victory.

 

RIC senior goalkeeper Chris Moura (Rumford, RI) made two saves in the victory, while PSU senior Felix Lindeberg (Stockholm, Sweden) notched five stops in the setback. 

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Johnson & Wales on Tuesday, Oct. 25 (4 p.m.).

 

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