September 1, 2009






New London, CTóThe Rhode Island College menís soccer team lost in their season-opener, 1-0, at Coast Guard on Tuesday night. The Anchormen fall to 0-1, while the Bears improve to 1-0.




Coast Guard sophomore Walter Walker scored the only goal of the game in the 47th minute. He took a cross from classmate Anthony Bareno and scored just 1:28 into the second half as the Bears, who lost seven starters from the last yearís team that won the ECAC Div. III New England Championship, opened the season with a one-goal win for the seventh straight year.




Ironically, the loss marks the third straight year the Anchormen have dropped a 1-0 contest in their season opener.




Coast Guard senior goalkeeper Tim Olah made six saves to earn his 19th career shutout victory. The Anchormen held a five-shot advantage, 12-7, in the win.



 Freshman Goalkeeper Andrew Hogan


RIC freshman netminder Andrew Hogan (North Providence, RI) made two saves in his collegiate debut. Junior forward Josh Sousa (North Providence, RI) led the club with six shots.


Rhode Island College will travel to New Jersey on Sept. 5-6 to take part in the Stevens Institute Classic. The Anchormen will face New Paltz on Saturday, before taking on the hosts-who defeated RIC in the NCAA Tournament last fall-on Sunday.