Ortega Scores First Career Goal in Tie With Hawks

Axel Ortega and Kossivi Dogbey
Axel Ortega and Kossivi Dogbey

Providence, R.I.—Freshman midfielder Axel Ortega (Providence, RI) scored his first career goal as the Rhode Island College men's soccer team battled Roger Williams to a 1-1 double overtime tie at Alumni Field on Saturday afternoon.

Rhode Island College 1, Roger Williams University 1 2OT
Rhode Island College (1-1-1)
Roger Williams University (1-1-1) 

• RIC took the lead in the first half when freshman midfielder Axel Ortega (Providence, RI) found the back of the net for his first collegiate goal in the 30th minute.

• Junior goalkeeper Charlie Tashjian (West Warwick, RI) came up with a huge save off of RWU junior midfielder Jordan Lach's (Norton, MA) point blank opportunity in the 66th minute to keep RIC on top.

• It wasn't until the 78th minute when sophomore midfielder Tyler Andrade (South Glastonbury, CT) scored to tie the game for the Hawks off a free kick assist from freshman midfielder Javi Beltran (Fall River, MA).  After a RIC foul, Beltran set up from 25 yards out and put a shot directly on net. Andrade cut in front of the oncoming ball and redirected it past Tashjian to knot the game.

The remainder of regulation and two overtime periods proved to be uneventful as the game finished in a draw. 

• Tashjian made eight saves in the tie (1-1-1).

• RWU senior goalkeeper Edmund Geschickter (Brookline, MA) made five stops in the tie (1-1-1).

• Roger Williams outshot Rhode Island College, 19-10, and had the advantage in corner kicks, 8-1.

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Bridgewater State on Wednesday, Sept. 11 (6 p.m.).