October 11, 2005


Rhode Island College Men’s Soccer Update #5

(6-4-2 Overall; 3-0-1 in the Little East Conference)

Providence, RI--Head Coach John Mello’s team is 6-4-2 overall and 3-0-1 in the Little East Conference. The Anchormen are currently in first place in the Little East Conference.

Anchormen Notables

RIC went 1-0-1 last week, beginning with a 4-1 win at Newbury on Oct. 5. Senior forward Kyle Teixeira (Warren, RI) had two goals and an assist for five points. Freshman midfielder Tyrell Burgess (Smiths, Bermuda) scored the other two goals. Junior midfielder Nic Rossi (North Kingstown, RI) notched an assist. Sophomore goalkeeper Jadon Neves (Warren, RI) made three saves to earn his third win (3-4-1) of the season.

The Anchormen were one of a few teams in New England who were able to play despite the intense rain on Saturday, Oct. 8. RIC battled LEC foe Western Connecticut to a 0-0, double-overtime tie. It was the second 0-0 tie for the Anchormen this season (vs. Roger Williams, Sept. 29). Sophomore goalkeeper Sean Gonsalves (Somerset, MA) made six saves in 110 minutes to keep his record perfect. Gonsalves is 3-0-1 on the season, having not allowed a goal in 380 minutes.

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

Teixeira was named the Little East Conference Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this fall. Burgess was named the Little East Conference Men’s Soccer Rookie of the Week for the first time this season.

RIC has a big game coming up with second place Keene State on Saturday, Oct. 15. The all-time mark between the two teams has the Owls holding a 27-10-1 mark (That goes back all the way to the R.I.C.E. days). Since Keene joined the Little East in 1997, RIC is 0-9 against the Owls. RIC has lost eight consecutive regular season games and one in the Championship Game of the 2004 LEC Men’s Soccer Tournament. Keene State is currently 9-1-1 overall and 3-0 (second place) in the LEC. The Owls were unable to play this past weekend due to the inclement weather. In the last two regular season meetings, RIC lost to Keene State, 4-1, in 2004 at Keene and, 3-2, at home in 2003.

Upcoming Games

Wednesday, Oct. 12, home vs. Bridgewater State, 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 15, home vs. Keene State, 1 p.m.


The Statistical Leaders




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

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

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

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

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

13, 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), eight games, 721 minutes, 3-4-1 record, 29 saves, 1.62 GAA, .690 save percentage, two shutouts.

• Sean Gonsalves, So. (Somerset, MA), four games, 380 minutes, 3-0-1 record, 11 saves, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 save percentage, four shutouts.


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