August 31, 2013


Asiedu's Overtime Winner Leads
Anchormen Past TCNJ, 2-1

Mahwah, N.J.-Junior forward Emmanuel Asiedu (Lincoln, RI) tallied the game-winning goal in the 103rd minute of action on a penalty kick to propel the Rhode Island College menís soccer team to a 2-1 double overtime victory over The College of New Jersey at the Presidentís Cup, hosted by Ramapo College, on Saturday afternoon.


With the score knotted at one and one overtime period in the books, Asiedu registered the deciding score less than three minutes into a second overtime session to help Rhode Island College (1-0-1) complete the come-from-behind victory over the Lions.



 Junior forward Emmanuel Asiedu


TCNJ (1-1) struck first in the waning minutes of the first half to make it, 1-0, as senior midfielder Sean Casey (Toms River, NJ) found senior midfielder Kevin Shaw (Brookside, NJ) for the opening goal of the game in the 43rd minute of action.


However, the Anchormen bounced back to tie the game at one in the 66th minute of play when junior defender Kwasi Boateng (East Hartford, CT) took a feed from freshman midfielder Anderson Monteiro (Pawtucket, RI) and found the back of the net for his first goal of the season.



 Junior defenseman Kwasi Boateng


Led by an excellent performance in net from freshman goalkeeper Chris Moura (Rumford, RI), the Anchormen held the Lions off the scoreboard through the remainder of regulation, despite being outshot, 10-2, in the second period alone.


Each team managed to fire off one shot apiece in the first overtime period, while TCNJ ripped off another shot in the opening minutes of the second overtime period before Asiedu closed out the game with his second goal of the season.


In total, the Lions outshout RIC, 17-8, and held a 9-6 advantage in corner kicks. Moura (1-0-1) made seven saves in the win, despite logging over 110 minutes in net for the second straight day.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College heads to Worcester State to face the Lancers on Wednesday night (7 p.m.).