September 13, 2008








Providence, RIóFreshman forward Bruno Costa (Pawtucket, RI) scored the equalizer in the 86th minute to force overtime as Rhode Island College tied MIT, 2-2, in non-conference menís soccer action Saturday afternoon at the RIC Soccer Field.






 Freshman Forward Bruno Costa




Senior midfielder Brandon Migliore (Coventry, RI) came down the wing and crossed a pass, which eventually ended up on the foot of junior midfielder Ryan Kelley (Hope, RI). Kelleyís shot was stopped and rolled to the charging Costa, who deposited the ball into the open net.



Costa has scored in each of the Anchormenís past two games and has seven points in his last three contests.


RIC was forced to come from behind two times in the game. Just 34 seconds into the contest, senior midfielder Neil Zimmermanís (Dallas, TX) long throw-in deflected off an Anchorman defender and went past junior goalkeeper Cory Rocha (Riverside, RI) for an own goal.


Freshman forward Troy Silvia (Bristol, RI) netted the tying goal just 3:40 later, taking a possession off a turnover, fighting through the Engineer defense and unleashing a right-footed blast that beat MIT senior goalkeeper Tom Caldwell (East Berlin, PA) to the top corner.





 Freshman Forward Troy Silvia



The two teams played scoreless soccer until the 85th minute when sophomore forward Christian Therkelsen (Nesbru, Norway) sent Zimmerman along the right flank for a shot that ricocheted off the post to sophomore forward Chase Anderson (Kenmore, WA) for the go-ahead marker.


The lead was short-lived as Costa scored just 21 seconds later on the ensuing possession. Although RIC outshot MIT, 4-0, through two 10-minute overtime periods, the game finished in a draw.


Caldwell (3-0-1) went the distance in net for MIT, making five saves. Rocha made one stop in the first half before giving way to freshman goalkeeper Justin OíConnor (North Kingstown, RI) for the second stanza and two OT periods. OíConnor (1-2-1) made one save.


The Anchormen (2-3-1), who held an advantage in shots (18-11), are unbeaten in their last three games. The Engineers (4-0-1), who gave up season-high two goals, remain undefeated as well.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Coast Guard in the final contest of a four-game homestand on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 6 p.m.