October 15, 2016



Keene, N.H.--The Rhode Island College menís soccer team posted a 2-1 victory against Keene State in a Little East Conference contest on Saturday afternoon.


After battling back and forth throughout a scoreless first half, Rhode Island College (10-3-1, 3-1-1 LEC) got on the board when junior defenseman Elimane Seye (Providence, RI) headed in a free kick from sophomore midfielder Dennis Vazquez (Providence, RI) at the 42:04 mark. 


The Anchormen struck less than two minutes later when junior forward Komla Dogbey (Providence, RI) took advantage of a one-on-one opportunity after a breakaway and scored his team-best 10th goal of the season in the 44th minute for the 2-0 lead.  RIC took the two goal advantage heading into halftime with both teams managing seven shots for the stanza.



 Junior back Elimane Seye


Keene State (8-5-1, 3-2-0 LEC) chipped away at the lead in the 58th minute as sophomore forward Samuel Binogono (Manchester, NH) took a pass from junior midfielder Riley Steele (Sutton, MA) and knocked in a shot that hit off the right post and into the net to make the score 2-1. The host Owls had several shots down the stretch, outshooting RIC by an 8-1 margin in the second half, but couldnít capitalize as the Anchormen held on for the important league victory.



 Junior forward Komla Dogbey


RIC senior goalkeeper Chris Moura (Rumford, RI) made eight saves in the victory, while junior goalkeeper Jason Smith (Gales Ferry, CT) notched three stops for Keene State in the setback.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Westfield State in a non-conference contest at Alumni Field on Wednesday, Oct. 19 (7:00 p.m.).