October 8, 2016



Providence, R.I.--Freshman defender Jack Clancey (Narragansett, RI) tallied the first goal of his collegiate career and it proved to be the game-winner as the Rhode Island College men’s soccer team posted an important Little East Conference, 2-1, victory against Western Connecticut at Alumni Field on Saturday afternoon.


Western Connecticut (3-7, 2-2 LEC) got on the board first when RIC (8-3-1, 2-1-1 LEC) senior goalkeeper Chris Moura (Rumford, RI) came out of the net and punched away a WCSU throw-in. The ball caromed straight to the foot of sophomore midfielder Darion Richeme (Danbury, CT) who blasted in a shot from 15 yards out at the 11:44 mark to put the Colonials up 1-0.



 Freshman defender Jack Clancey


RIC answered in the 17th minute when Western Connecticut was whistled for a foul. On the ensuing free kick, sophomore midfielder Dennis Vazquez (Providence, RI) sent a ball into the box that was headed in by junior defenseman Elimane Saye (Providence, RI) from five yards out to knot the game at 1-1.


The Anchormen controlled the action the rest of the half and took the lead in the 39th minute.  Junior midfielder Ty Catunto (New Bedford, MA) started the play with a throw-in from the near sideline. Junior forward Komla Dogbey (Providence, RI) controlled the ball and sent a pass to Clancey who headed in a shot off the precision passing.


RIC had several scoring opportunities to add an insurance goal late in the first half, but couldn’t capitalize on four point-blank shots in the final 30 seconds and took the one goal lead heading into halftime. RIC held a 12-6 advantage in shots for the stanza.


RIC continued to carry the play offensively in the second half, outshooting Western Connecticut by an 11-4 margin in the frame and a 23-10 advantage for the game en route to the victory.


Moura made six saves in the victory for RIC, while freshman Luca DiCarlo (Waterbury, CT) notched eight stops in the loss for the Colonials.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will travel to Gordon for a non-conference contest on Tuesday, Oct. 11 (3:30 p.m.).