October 25, 2005


Rhode Island College Men’s Soccer Update #7

(9-4-2 Overall; 4-0-1 in the Little East Conference)

Providence, RI--Head Coach John Mello’s team is 9-4-2 overall and 4-0-1 in the Little East Conference. The Anchormen are currently in second place in the Little East Conference.

Anchormen Notables

The Anchormen have won their last three games and are unbeaten in their last seven. RIC has held its opponents scoreless in eight of the team’s 15 games.

RIC played its first game in 11 days at Mitchell on Wednesday, Oct. 19 and hammered the Pequots, 8-0. Senior forward Kyle Teixeira (Warren, RI) had three goals and two assists for an eight-point afternoon. Senior defender Matt Borges (New Bedford) had a goal and two assists. Sophomore defender James Nigrelli (Ashaway, RI), sophomore defender Matt Souto (East Providence, RI), sophomore forward Richard D’Amico (Smithfield, RI) and freshman forward Matt Gesualdi (North Smithfield, RI) rounded out the goal scorers for the Anchormen. Sophomore goalkeepers Jadon Neves (Warren, RI) and Sean Gonsalves (Somerset, MA) each played one half to earn the team shutout.

The Anchormen traveled to Plymouth State on Saturday, Oct. 22 and earned a 2-1, double-overtime victory over the Panthers. RIC trailed until the 86th minute when senior forward Chris Childs (Cranston, RI) came off the bench to net the equalizer. Childs scored the game-winning goal in the 108th minute to keep the Anchormen undefeated in LEC play. Gonsalves stayed unbeaten in the win as his record improved to 4-0-1 in six appearances.

The Anchormen played their final non-conference opponent of the regular season on Monday, Oct. 24 against Connecticut College and won, 1-0, in double overtime. The two teams were knotted at 0-0 through regulation and one overtime period before Teixeira scored the game-winner in the 101st minute. Neves made four saves to improve his record to 5-4-1 with three shutouts. Souto had the assist on Teixeira’s goal.

The Anchormen will battle longtime nemesis Keene State on Thursday, Oct. 27 at RIC. The Owls are 27th in the country with an 11-2-2 overall record and a 5-0 (First Place) mark in the Little East. 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. 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. This will be Senior Day for Teixeira, Borges, Childs and defender Chris Cunha (East Providence, RI).

Upcoming Games

Thursday, Oct. 27, Keene State, 3 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 29, at Eastern Connecticut 1 p.m.


The Statistical Leaders




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

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

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

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

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

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

2, several tied

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

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




Goalkeeper Statistics

• Jadon Neves, So. (Warren, RI), ten games, 866:32 minutes, 5-4-1 record, 34 saves, 1.35 GAA, .723 save percentage, three shutouts.

• Sean Gonsalves, So. (Somerset, MA), six games, 532:59 minutes, 4-0-1 record, 11 saves, 0.17 GAA, .917 save percentage, four shutouts.


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