HOW IT HAPPENED
RIC got on the board in the 29th minute after UMass
Dartmouth was whistled for a foul. On the ensuing play, junior
midfielder Dennis Vazquez (Providence, RI) sent a free kick
from 20 yards out into the box. Dogbey then headed in a shot just
inside the far post from five yards out to put the Anchormen up 1-0.
RIC took the one goal lead heading
into halftime, despite UMass Dartmouth holding an 8-6 advantage in
shots for the stanza.
UMass Dartmouth had its best scoring opportunity of
the contest in the 66th minute when senior Akere Tambi
(Bamenda, Cameroon) blasted in a shot from the top of the box
that was denied by a diving stop by RIC freshman
Charlie Tashjian (West Warwick, RI).
Both teams had chances down the
stretch, but neither could convert as RIC held on for the shutout.
Tashjian (5-4-1) made four saves
for RIC in the victory, while freshman goalkeeper Mike Tranghese
(Monson, MA) (1-3) tallied five stops for UMass Dartmouth.