Warwick, R.I. – August 31, 2015: The CCRI women’s soccer team hosted the Vikings of Montgomery College from Montgomery, MD Sunday at the CCRI soccer complex in Lincoln. The Lady Knights defeated the Vikings 4-3. With the victory CCRI improves to 3-0 on the season.
CCRI took the early 1-0 lead on a goal from sophomore midfielder Ashley DellaVentura(Cranston, RI) on a nice pass from freshman defender Kaitlin Murrin (Norton, MA). However, just eight minutes later the Vikings tied the score at 1-1 on a goal from Alejandra Ramos. Shortly after the tying goal the Lady Knights were awarded a free kick just outside the Montgomery 18 yard box. Freshman midfielder Samantha Canales (Cranston, RI) stepped-up to take the kick and scored as she placed the ball low and to the left corner of the net to give CCRI a 2-1 advantage. Ten minutes later sophomore forward Kyanna Ivey-Jones (Pawtucket, RI) converted on a pass from sophomore Tri-Captain Meghan Rousseau (Richmond, RI) giving the Lady Knights a commanding 3-1 lead at the half.
The second half of play was a different story as the Vikings came out strong and hard pressuring the Lady Knights all over the field. Just nine minutes in Montgomery scored cutting the deficit to just one goal. It wasn’t long before the Lady Knights would relinquish the lead as Montgomery would tie the score at 3-3 in the 70th minute of play on a beautiful free kick from Sonia Rada that glanced off the cross bar into the net. Both teams battled hard throughout the rest of the half of play. With just 1:14 left on the game clock, CCRI’s freshman forward Emma Manosh (Tiverton, RI) broke through the midfield and served a beautiful pass to the left side to freshman forward Ashley VanBemmelen (North Providence, RI) who placed the ball perfectly along the ground to the far corner of the Montgomery goal giving CCRI a 4-3 lead and the game winner.
The Lady Knights will host ASA College from New York, NY this coming Saturday at the CCRI soccer complex in Lincoln at 12noon.
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.