Childs’ Registers Goal and an Assist in Victory

Providence, RI— Rhode Island College senior forward Chris Childs (Cranston, RI) figured in on both Anchormen goals in a 2-0 win over first place Plymouth State in a Little East Conference men’s soccer showdown.


RIC capitalized on a free kick from midfield in the 32nd minute to open the day’s scoring. Junior defenseman Jameson Gonzalez (Johnston, RI) put a kick from the sideline at midfield on to Childs’ head. With a defender bearing down on him, Childs headed the ball to freshman forward Jose Talavera (Providence, RI) just outside the penalty box. Talavera then flicked it past Plymouth State sophomore goalkeeper Tyler Shute (Deerfield, NH) for his sixth goal of the season.


The Anchormen would not have to wait long for an insurance goal as Childs tried to run down a pass that was too far in front of him. Shute came out of the 18-yard box and tried to one-time the ball past the oncoming Childs. Instead, the senior forward knocked down the low-level kick and shot the ball into the open net.


The Anchormen outshot the Panthers, 25-16, in the game and, 13-3, in the decisive first half. Rhode Island College junior goalkeeper Jadon Neves (Warren, RI) made eight saves to improve his record to 7-4 and picked up his fourth shutout of the season. Shute made seven stops as his record falls to 9-4-1.


Rhode Island College, which has won five off its last six games, is 9-5 overall and 4-2 in the Little East Conference. The Panthers are 9-4-1 overall and 4-2 in the LEC. The Anchormen are 5-0-1 in their last six meetings with PSU.


In upcoming action, RIC will play at Roger Williams on Tuesday, Oct. 24.