Anchormen Down LEC Rival Western Connecticut, 2-1

Providence, RIóFreshman forward Jose Talavera (Providence, RI) scored both of Rhode Island Collegeís goals to lift the Anchormen past Little East Conference rival Western Connecticut, 2-1, in collegiate menís soccer action on Saturday. RIC ups its record to 6-4 overall and 3-1 in the Little East Conference, while the Colonials fall to 5-4-2 overall and 1-2-1.


The teams played a scoreless first half before Talavera banged home a junior forward Jimmy Hernandez (Providence, RI) crossing pass in the 51st minute. The Colonials notched the equalizer in the 72nd minute when senior midfielder Keith Simone (North Salem, MA) fired home an Anchormen deflection off a free kick. 


Talavera put home the game-winner in the 84th minute. Senior forward Chris Childs (Cranston, RI), who was inserted into the lineup to take a throw-in, found sophomore midfielder Brandon Migliore (Coventry, RI) on the left flank. Migliore found Talavera streaking in towards the far post for the deciding goal.


Rhode Island College junior goalkeeper Jadon Neves (Warren, RI) made seven saves to improve his record to 4-3. Western Connecticut sophomore goalkeeper Dan Michalowski (Bristol, CT) made six saves as his record falls to 5-4-2.


In upcoming action, RIC will play at Bridgewater State on Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 3:30 p.m.