Knights Finish Level with Middlebury B, Draw 2-2
Warwick, R.I. – October 22, 2018: The CCRI Knights men's soccer team travelled to Middlebury, VT to face the Panthers of the Middlebury College B team. The last away game of the regular season started well for the Knights with an early goal, but the Panthers would battle back well. The game would finish in a 2-2 draw with both teams taking a point. The Draw puts CCRI's season record 2-7-1 while holding a 1-3 record in Region XXI play.
After facing the ASA Avengers on Thursday, the Knights headed to Vermont on Friday to play the Middlebury B- Squad. Head Coach Gabe Toro was looking for a team to fill in the game that was cancelled by College of St. Joseph earlier in the year. The Knights took the four-hour trip to Vermont and came out on a good note, scoring first again. Prince Sawyer (Pawtucket, RI) fed Austin Degiacomo (Westerly, RI) a nice ball that Austin was able to fire into the net early in the game.
The Knights, Anthony Serluca (Westerly, RI) was part of a play that resulted in a penalty kick for Middlebury in the second half. The Knights Randy Kouadio (East Providence, RI) also went into a tackle out of control which resulted in another penalty kick for Middlebury. The Knights' keeper Juan Gonzalez (Providence, RI), made some other big saves in the game which kept the Knights in the game.
At the 86th minute of the game the Knights had more urgency and they pushed up with three forwards. Erickson Fernandes (Central Falls, RI) dribbled around some defenders before hitting a laser shot from 25 yards out that found its way to the back of the net. Coach Toro said it was one of the nicest goal of the year for the Knights.
The Knights will play their final regular season in a vital home match against regional rivals Massasoit Community College at 1pm on Saturday October 27th.
The Community College of Rhode Island, New England's largest comprehensive community college, enrolls nearly 15,000 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.