September 3, 2010


Patriarca Lifts RIC to Title Contest
of Rowan Invitational

Glassboro, NJ-Junior forward Mike Patriarca (Warren, RI) scored twice as the Rhode Island College men’s soccer team secured a 4-1 victory over Berkeley College in the opening round of the Rowan Soccer Invitational on Friday night. The Anchormen (1-1) advance to face the hosts in the title game tomorrow evening at 8 p.m.



 Junior forward Mike Patriarca


 Junior  back Anthony Mirafiore (Stratford, CT) contributed with one goal.  Classmate forward Bruno Costa (Pawtucket, RI) and freshman midfielder Jerson Hernandez (Johnston, RI) each had one assist.  Rhode Island also had an own goal.  Back Waqas Afgan (Oslo, Norway) scored the Knights’ only goal.


 Rhode Island took 11 shots, while Berkeley had 10.  RIC junior goalkeeper Nick Clark (East Bridgewater, MA) made two saves for the Anchormen. Knights’ goalkeeper Camilo Montes (Bayside, NY) stopped five shots.




 Junior goalkeeper Nick Clark


 Berkeley went up 1-0 after Afgan converted a penalty kick at 5:05 in the first period.  Patriarca tied the score, 1-1, with his first goal at 26:36.  Costa picked up the assist.  At 31:03, Patriarca found the net again to put Rhode Island ahead, 2-1, at the intermission.  In the second half, Mirafiore knocked in a pass from Hernandez at 47:11 to increase the lead to two, 3-1.  The Anchormen scored on an own goal at 56:20.