October 12, 2013



Plymouth, N.H.-Plymouth State University and Rhode Island College combined for 25 shots Saturday afternoon, but neither team was able to score as the two teams settled for a scoreless double overtime draw in a Little East Conference men's soccer match at Panther Field.


RIC is now 5-4-4 overall and 1-1-2 in the LEC, while Plymouth State moves to 5-4-3 overall and 1-1-2 in conference play this season. RIC is just 0-3-2 in its last five outings, while PSU is 3-0-3 in its last six games, allowing just two goals in that span.


A pair of freshmen goalkeepers earned shutouts RIC's Chris Moura (Rumford, RI) made three saves for his third clean sheet of the season, while PSU’s Felix Lindeberg (Stockholm, Sweden) made six saves to post his second whitewash of the 2013 campaign. Moura owns a 4-4-4 record on the year, while Lindeberg stands at 0-1-2 on the season.



 Junior captain David Ricci


Strong defensive efforts were turned in by senior Adam Groves (Brooksville, Maine) and freshman Josh McLaughlin (Holliston, MA) in the PSU defensive zone, while juniors Kwasi Boateng (East Hartford, CT) and David Ricci (Smithfield, RI) carried the RIC backfield.


Sophomore midfielder Camilo Estrada (Pawtucket, RI) had several good scoring chances for RIC in the first half.  His shot from about 40 yards out in the 17th minute bounced off the crossbar, while his shot off a rebound two minutes later sailed just over the goal. A third attempt from the top of the box in the 23rd minute just missed to the left.


PSU had the best scoring chance of the second half, but Moura made a diving save on a shot by sophomore midfielder Ted Karlstrand (Halmstad, Sweden).           


Both teams had one more good scoring chance in the second overtime, but Lindeberg made a save on a shot by RIC junior forward Emmanuel Asiedu (Lincoln, RI) near the left goal post. PSU senior forward Jacob Sjoberg (Linkoping, Sweden) had the goalie out of position for a potential tally late in the game but his shot went wide right.


RIC finished with a 14-11 advantage in shots for the game. The Anchormen also had a 6-4 margin in corner kicks.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will continue Little East Conference action at Eastern Connecticut on Saturday, Oct. 19 (1 p.m.).