October 31, 2005


Rhode Island College Men’s Soccer Update #8

(9-5-3 Overall; 4-1-2 in the Little East Conference)

Providence, RI--Head Coach John Mello’s team is 9-5-3 overall and 4-1-2 in the Little East Conference. The Anchormen finished the regular season in second place in the Little East Conference. RIC also finished second in 2004.

Anchormen Notables

The Anchormen are the second seed in the four-team 2005 Little East Conference Men’s Soccer Tournament. The Anchormen will host third-seeded Plymouth State in the semi-finals on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 2:30 p.m. The Anchormen hosted PSU a year ago in the semi-finals and won, 3-1. The winner of the game will play the winner of top-seeded Keene State and fourth-seeded Western Connecticut.

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 senior forward Kyle Teixeira (Warren, RI) scored the game-winner in the 101st minute. Sophomore goalkeeper Jadon Neves (Warren, RI) made four saves to improve his record to 5-4-1 with three shutouts. Sophomore defenseman Matt Souto (East Providence, RI) had the assist on Teixeira’s goal.

RIC played to a double-overtime, 1-1, tie with Keene State on Thursday, Oct. 27. KSC scored in the tenth minute and RIC sophomore forward Kyle Genereux (Harrisville, RI) converted on a pass from Teixeira in the 12th minute to finish the game’s scoring. RIC sophomore goalkeeper Sean Gonsalves (Somerset, MA) made ten saves in the tie and stayed unbeaten on the year with a 4-0-2 record.

The Anchormen closed out the regular season at Eastern Connecticut on Saturday, Oct. 29 and lost, 2-0, to the Warriors. Neves made three saves as his record dipped to 5-5-1 on the year.

Upcoming Games

Wednesday, Nov. 2, home vs. Plymouth State, 2 p.m., Little East Conference Men’s Soccer Tournament Semi-Final Game

The Statistical Leaders




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

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

42, 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), 11 games, 956:32 minutes, 5-5-1 record, 37 saves, 1.41 GAA, .712 save percentage, three shutouts.

• Sean Gonsalves, So. (Somerset, MA), seven games, 642:59 minutes, 4-0-2 record, 21 saves, 0.28 GAA, .913 save percentage, four shutouts.


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