09.21.12: The No. 12 ranked (NSCAA Division I poll) Lady Knights soccer team hosted the No. 14 ranked Fighting Owls of Harford Community College from Bel Air, MD on Friday at the CCRI soccer complex in Lincoln. The teams played to a 0-0 tied after 90 minutes of regulation and two 10-minute sudden death overtime periods. With the tie the Lady Knights are now 5-1-1 on the season.
The game went back and forth with both teams having numerous scoring opportunities but both goalkeepers were up to the task at hand making some great saves and after 90 minutes of regulation play the score was 0-0. The teams would now go to two 10-minute sudden death overtime periods to attempt to decide a winner.
Things didn’t change much in the first 10-minute sudden death overtime period as both teams battled hard but no one could score. In the second overtime period Lady Knights’ sophomore Tri-Captain midfielder Jess McCaughey (Warwick, RI) found herself in alone on the Harford goalkeeper. She placed a shot low and to the left side of the goal along the ground just missing by inches.
Head Coach Dennis Grassini commented after the game; “Harford is always a formidable opponent. This was just a great game all concerned. It was very exciting and what a good soccer game is all about! Our goalkeeper Alex Place (East Greenwich, RI) played outstanding today making some very quality saves throughout the entire match.”
The Lady Knights next opponent is No. 6 ranked (NJCAA DI poll) district rival Lady Tribunes of Monroe Community College from Rochester, NY as the two teams square off at noon on Sunday afternoon. On Saturday Harford CC and Monroe CC played at the CCRI soccer complex in Lincoln with the Lady Tribunes defeating the Fighting Owls 2-0.
The Community College of Rhode Island, New England’s largest comprehensive community college, enrolls 17,760 students in credit courses and thousands more in non-credit and job training classes. Its athletic program boasts 12 varsity programs and an academic support program for all student-athletes.