Warwick, R.I. – October 13, 2015: The CCRI Women’s soccer team hosted their sixth annual Pink Out event Sunday at the CCRI soccer complex in Lincoln as they faced off against the Vikings of Mercer County Community College. The Lady Knights’ Pink Out event kicks-off their efforts to collect monies for a donation that will be made to the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Research Foundation. In the match the Lady Knights fell to the Vikings 1-0. With the loss CCRI falls to 8-5 on the season.
The match started off pretty even with both teams pressuring the others defensive corps. In the 15th minute of play there was a scramble in the CCRI goal crease and Mercer’s Dana Davies slipped a slow roller in the goal past the Lady Knights outstretched goalkeeper Ashley VanBemmelen (North Providence, RI) giving the Vikings a 1-0. That score would hold up throughout the rest of the first half of play as Mercer went into the break with a 1-0 lead.
In the second half of play both teams continued to battle hard with CCRI having numerous scoring opportunities including a breakaway chance that missed the goal. The Lady Knights had some nice scoring opportunities off of some corner kick chances but they just could not find the back of the Mercer net. Mercer hung on for the 1-0 victory.
CCRI Head Coach Dennis Grassini commented after the game, “Unfortunately was another one of those games that we could have won but we just couldn’t find the goal today. Once again we did not make the most of our opportunities and that hurt us. Every close game we’ve lost this season was due not taking advantage of scoring opportunities.”
The Lady Knights will travel to Charlestown, MA this Thursday to take on the Bulldogs of Bunker Hill Community College at 3:30pm.
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.