Warwick, R.I. – October 5, 2015: The CCRI Lady Knights Soccer team lost a heartbreaker at home on Sunday against CCBC Essex from Maryland. The Lady Knights fell by the score of 1-0 in a tough fought overtime game. The loss drops the Lady Knights to 7-4 on the year.
The Lady Knights looked to be in control for most of the game. They forced the ball onto the offensive end and made CCBC work on defense. The Lady Knights just could not get the ball into the net though and it became much more difficult as the game went on. Corner kicks and scrambles in front of the net led to some close shots and even balls that clanked off the posts, but the Lady Knights could not put one through. Once the whistle sounded for the end of regulation, the score was still deadlocked at 0-0.
In overtime the Lady Knights came out strong and looking to end the game. In the first minute, sophomore Catherine Lopes (Warren, RI) launched a corner kick into the front of the goal but the Lady Knights could not convert on it. That was the Lady Knights best chance to end the game but instead they played on until the 9th minute of overtime, which is when CCBC managed to get the ball into a scramble in front of CCRI’s goal. The ball was never seemed to be controlled by any player but managed to find its way inches past the goal crease to give CCBC Essex a 1-0 victory.
Coach Grassini commented after the game, “We just do not seem to be hungry enough around the goal and we did not make the most of our opportunities today”. “Give credit to the Essex squad as they were a very determined bunch”. “Our team needs to dig a little deeper in these types of games where the teams play even and the game is on the line”.
The Lady Knights will take on a much improved Massasoit Community College team this Wednesday at 3:30pm in Lincoln.
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.