The CCRI men’s soccer team traveled to Springfield, MA to play the American International College JV team on Wednesday. The Knights fell to the Yellow Jackets 3-1. With the loss the Knights record is now 3-11 on the season.
It was an extremely cold night under the lights in Springfield, MA. The Yellow Jackets scored first but the Knights came back with one of the best team goals of the year according to Coach Toro. Christopher Quinn (Cranston, RI) who usually plays defense was put up front as a forward Wednesday because the coaching staff wanted to see how he would do up top. “He did extremely well.” commented Head Coach Gabe Toro. The ball was passed around midfield and it went out to Quinn who quickly played the ball from the strong side to the weak side finding Junior Robert (Providence, RI) in a passing line near the box. Robert then took one quick touch before unleashing a powerful shot the found its way into the net with authority. Coach Toro added “That this was the type of quick play we were looking for all year, we have shown the ability to do it on and off but the lack of consistency was a weakness for the team this year.” The Knights were not able to keep up the pressure, however, and gave up two goals in the second half to lose by the final score of 3-1.
The Knights play the final game of the regular season this Saturday at 1:00pm at the CCRI soccer complex in Lincoln versus Roxbury Community College for a Region XXI non-conference match.
The Community College of Rhode Island, New England’s largest comprehensive community college, enrolls nearly 18,000 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.