The CCRI Lady Knights soccer team hosted the Avengers of ASA College for a match on Tuesday. The Lady Knights lost to the Avengers 1-0. With the loss the Lady Knights fall to 0-4 on the season.
There were two lightning delays before the game got started forcing both teams to head for shelter and re-warm-up but after the brief half hour delays the scheduled 3:30pm game started at about 4:45pm. After natures light show there was still plenty of electricity on the field as both teams stormed up and down the field trying to take and early advantage. Both teams had chances to score but they went into the break deadlocked at 0-0.
In the second half both teams once again were trying to get the upper hand. The Lady Knights had a few chances on set pieces from Tri-Captain Betti Worth (Manchester, England) but could not convert those opportunities into goals. In addition, Tri-Captain Goalkeeper Alex Place (East Greenwich, RI) was, as always, a wall in the net for CCRI making athletic save after athletic save. With about five minutes left CCRI had another fine opportunity to score after a corner from Jessica Hammond (Warwick, RI) was sent into the six yard box deflecting off multiple players and Tri-Captain Paige Oram (Burrillville, RI) got off a shot from inside the 18 yard box that just missed the net wide right. Just a moment later ASA cleared the ball out of their area and got a little gust of wind which sent the ball onto the foot of ASA’s Brazilian forward Fabiana Alborghetti who got a step on a CCRI defender leaving her one-on-one with charging Alex Place, who was trying to cut down the angle but Alborghetti slipped the ball past Place. The shot was a perfectly placed ball in the low corner giving ASA a 1-0 lead with just 4:02 remaining in the game. That is how the game would end 1-0 ASA.
The next game for the Lady Knights will be this Sunday at 12noon when the will host the Vikings of Mercer County Community College from West Windsor Township, NJ at the CCRI Soccer Complex on the CCRI Flanagan Campus in Lincoln, RI.
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.