September 10, 2016



Providence, R.I.-The Rhode Island College menís soccer team posted an impressive, 5-1, win against Regis in a non-conference contest played at Alumni Field on Saturday afternoon.


RIC (2-2) got on the board first when senior midfielder Thomas Wampler (Attleboro, MA) took a free kick and sent the ball across the field to the far post and senior forward Kevin Arboleda (Pawtucket, RI). Arboleda then headed the ball to junior defender Elimane Seye (Providence, RI) who blasted in a shot at the 18:18 mark to give RIC the 1-0 advantage. The Anchormen extended their lead to 2-0 just over a minute later as junior forward Komla Dogbey (Providence, RI) sent a cross to the top of the box where fellow junior forward Steven Cardoso (Pawtucket, RI) buried a shot from 15 yards out for the two goal lead.



 Junior defender Elimane Seye


Dogbey once again got the action going for RIC in the 32nd minute as he took the ball from a Regis defender, controlled the action at the midfield and sent a through ball to sophomore midfielder Dennis Vazquez (Providence, RI). Vazquez avoided the oncoming keeper then slipped the ball into the lower right corner of the net for the 3-0 lead. The Anchormen took the three goal lead heading into halftime after outshooting Regis by an 8-2 margin.


The Anchormen continued to control the action offensively early in the second stanza when junior midfielder Ty Catunto (New Bedford, MA) scored with an assist credited to senior defender Evan Rosa (Rehoboth, MA) to make the score 4-0 in the 49th minute. Regis (2-3), losers of three straight after starting the season 2-0, responded in the 51st minute as senior forward Don Gomez (Lynn, MA) scored on a breakaway down the middle of the field after consecutive passes from senior forward Dillon Lanctot (Somersworth, NH) and junior forward Jefferson Lormier (Lynn, MA). RIC tacked on an insurance goal by Seye, his second goal of the game, with assists to Dogbey and Vazquez off a corner kick to propel RIC to the 5-1 victory.



 Junior midfielder Ty Catunto


Senior goalkeepers Chris Moura (Rumford, RI) (two saves) and Alexander LaBreche (Lincoln, RI) (two saves) combined for the win for RIC, while senior Manny Santiago (Bristol, CT) tallied four saves in the loss for Regis.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will travel to Bridgewater State on Sept. 14 (7 p.m.)