September 10, 2008








Providence, RI—Freshman forward Bruno Costa (Pawtucket, RI) recorded his first career goal and dished out two assists four points as Rhode Island College blanked Lasell, 3-0, in collegiate men’s soccer action on Wednesday evening. The Anchormen win for the second straight game and improve to 2-3, while the Lasers suffer their third loss (0-3) of the season.






 Freshman Forward Bruno Costa




Costa outworked a defender after being sent in on a junior forward Dan Rodrigues (Cumberland, RI) pass and beat Lasell junior goalkeeper Julian Dutton (Madison, CT) with a soft shot that snuck inside the far right post in the 20th minute.



Despite holding an eight-shot advantage (13-5) at the break, RIC led by just the one goal (1-0). The Anchormen scored a pair of insurance goals in a six-minute span as sophomore midfielder Adam Philbin (Cumberland, RI) tapped in a Costa crossing pass into a vacant net for his first collegiate marker in the 51st minute.





 Sophomore Midfielder Adam Philbin



Sophomore midfielder Mike Diogo (Bristol, RI) sealed the victory in the 57th minute with his first collegiate tally, blasting shot into the net off of a tic-tac-toe pass from junior midfielder Ryan Kelley (Hope, RI) and Costa.





 Sophomore Midfielder Mike Diogo



Freshman goalkeeper Justin O’Connor (North Kingstown, RI) earned his first collegiate shutout win (1-2), stopping six Laser shots. Dutton made six stops in a losing effort (0-3).





 Freshman Goalkeeper Justin O'Connor



It was a physical contest, in which the two club’s combined for 39 fouls and nine yellow cards.


In upcoming action, RIC will face undefeated MIT (4-0) on Saturday, Sept. 13 at noon.