September 14, 2013



Weston, Mass.-Led by sophomore midfielder Camilo Estrada's (Pawtucket, RI) hat trick, the visiting Anchormen of Rhode Island College sailed to a 5-1 victory over Regis College on Saturday afternoon in non-conference action at Regis Stadium.


RIC improves to 3-1-2 with its second consecutive win, while the loss drops the Pride to 1-5 on the season.


The visitors wasted little time to get on the scoreboard, as sophomore forward Kevin Arboleda (Pawtucket, RI) scored the opening goal in the eighth minute of play. Classmate defender Sean Grant (Hope, RI) beat a Pride defender down the right side of the field and crossed the ball to an open Arboleda. As he was approached by another defender and goalkeeper freshman Manny Calderon (Bristol, CT), Arboleda touched to his right and placed the ball into the back of the net for an early lead.



Sophomore midfielder Camilo Estrada


The Pride would even the score at about the midway point of the first half. Moments after sophomore midfielder Graham Sutherland (North Kingstown, RI) had a shot attempt turned away by Anchorman freshman goalkeeper Douglas Morgan (Landing, NJ), Regis was awarded a throw in. Senior defender Alex Caliendo (Windsor, CT) threw a long ball onto the back post, where freshman defender Marek Kotecki (Milton, MA) was able to head the ball into the upper right corner for the, 1-1, tie.


However, the tie would prove to be short-lived, as junior forward Emmanuel Asiedu (Lincoln, RI) connected with junior defender Kwasi Boateng (East Hartford, CT) on a corner kick less than three minutes later. Boateng one-timed Asiedu's cross into the net for his second goal of the season.


In the 40th minute, Estrada would score his first goal of the game after beating a Regis defender and going one-on-one with Calderon to put his team up, 3-1, just before the half came to a close.


The second half proved to be much of the same story, as RIC continued to build on its lead, while the Pride struggled to generate much offense. In the 50th minute, Estrada added his second tally of the day in similar fashion to his first goal, as the sophomore beat his defender and struck a low, hard shot to give the visitors a three-goal cushion.


Estrada notched the hat trick in the 65th minute after poking the ball away from his opponent and walking in on a breakaway. He tucked the ball just inside the right side netting to round out the scoring on the afternoon.


Morgan made three stops for the Anchormen to get the win in goal (1-0), while Calderon tallied six saves for the hosts in the loss (1-1).


Regis was outshot by the visiting Anchormen, 14-8, but held a 4-2 advantage over RIC in corner kicks.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College hosts Bridgewater State at the RIC Soccer Field on Wednesday, Sept. 18 (6 p.m.).