October 3, 2005


Rhode Island College Men’s Soccer Update #4

(5-4-1 Overall; 3-0 in the Little East Conference)

Providence, RI--Head Coach John Mello’s team is 5-4-1 overall and 3-0 in the Little East Conference. The Anchormen are tied for first place in the Little East with Keene State.

Anchormen Notables

RIC saw a three-game winning streak come to end on Tuesday, Sept. 27 with a 3-0 loss to Tufts. Sophomore goalkeeper Jadon Neves (Warren, RI) made three saves in a losing effort.

The Anchormen bounced back with a strong game against the seventh-ranked team in New England, Roger Williams, at home on Thursday, Sept. 29. In a hard-fought, physical contest, RIC and RWU battled to a 0-0 tie in double overtime. The Anchormen outshot the Hawks, 16-5, in the game. Neves notched his second shutout of the season, making one save in the contest.

RIC downed Little East Conference opponent UMass Dartmouth, 2-0, at home in front of a spirited Homecoming crowd on Saturday, Oct. 1. Sophomore midfielder Tyrell Burgess (Smiths, Bermuda) scored what proved to be the game-winning goal on a direct kick in the 45th minute. Senior forward Kyle Teixeira (Warren, RI) scored the insurance goal in the 62nd minute, chipping in a pass from junior midfielder Holman Giraldo (Pawtucket, RI). Sophomore goalkeeper Sean Gonsalves (Somerset, MA) made two saves to improve his record to 3-0 on the season. All of his wins have come by way of shutout.

Rhode Island College President John Nazarian presented Teixeira with the ball he used to break Domenico Petrarca’s ’77 all-time career points record prior to the UMass Dartmouth game. Teixeira broke the record on Sept. 10 at M.I.T. He currently has 74 goals, 20 assists for 168 career points.

Upcoming Games

Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Newbury, 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 8, at Western Connecticut, noon


The Statistical Leaders




11, Kyle Teixeira, Sr. (Warren, RI)

5, Tyrell Burgess, Fr. (Smiths, Bermuda)

26, Kyle Teixeira, Sr. (Warren, RI)

2, Tyrell Burgess, Fr. (Smiths, Bermuda)

4, Kyle Teixeira, Sr. (Warren, RI)

9, Tyrell Burgess, Fr. (Smiths, Bermuda)

2, Holman Giraldo, Jr. (Pawtucket, RI)

3, Julian Montoya, So. (N. Providence, RI)

5, Julian Montoya, So. (N. Providence, RI)



5, Holman Giraldo, Jr. (Pawtucket, RI)

Goalkeeper Statistics

• Jadon Neves, So. (Warren, RI), seven games, 631 minutes, 2-4-1 record, 26 saves, 1.71 GAA, .684 save percentage, two shutouts.

• Sean Gonsalves, So. (Somerset, MA), three games, 270 minutes, 3-0 record, five saves, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 save percentage, three shutouts.


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