October 18, 2008




RIC & Plymouth State Battle to Scoreless Tie


Providence, RIóRhode Island College held a decisive, 31-5, advantage in shots, but was forced to settle for a 0-0 double-overtime tie vs. Plymouth State in Little East Conference menís soccer action on Saturday afternoon at the RIC Soccer Field.




The Anchormen raise their unbeaten conference mark to 4-0-1 and their overall record to 8-4-3. The Panthers (4-8-2, 1-2-2) pick up a much-needed point to remain in the hunt for the fifth and final spot in the upcoming Little East Tournament.




Rhode Island College freshman goalkeeper Justin OíConnor (North Kingstown, RI) has yet to allow a goal in conference play, raising his scoreless streak to 470 minutes. He made two saves, including a big stop on PSU senior forward Adam Gove (Kingston, NH) early in the second in the half, to elevate his record to 7-2-3 and earn his seventh shutout.


Plymouth State senior netminder Tyler Shute (Deerfield, NH) made 15 saves to raise his personal mark to 2-6-2 and earn his second shutout on the campaign.


The Anchormen kept the pressure on the Panthers for the entire contest. In the 58th minute, the Plymouth State defense helped out Shute by preventing a junior midfielder Ryan Kelley (Hope, RI) header from crossing the goal line. In the 82nd minute, Shute denied senior midfielder Brandon Miglioreís (Coventry, RI) header to help force the extra sessions. Kelley led the club with six shots. The Anchormen held a 9-1 advantage in corner kicks.


Junior Forward Ryan Kelley


Rhode Island College remains in first place in Little East action with two league games remaining.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will face Westfield State on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 4 p.m.