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Lady Knights fall 4-0 to Sussex in New Jersey


Lauren Ethier

Lauren Ethier

Warwick, R.I. – October 7, 2019: The CCRI Lady Knights soccer team traveled to Sussex County Community College in Newton, NJ for a match versus the Skylanders on Saturday. The Lady Knights lost to the Skylanders 4-0. With the loss CCRI’s record falls to 4-3-1 overall.

The Skylanders of Sussex County Community College came into the match with an impressive 8-1 record and perfect 4-0 record in Region XIX play. They have a multinational roster with 10 players hailing from out of the United States. The Lady Knights played well and kept the match close in the first half but the Skylanders went into the halftime break with a 1-0 lead. On a goal from Carina Gasparini. Within the first 12 minutes of the second half the Skylanders were able to extend their lead to 4-0 which is the score they which they would ultimately win.

Head Coach Jim McGirr commented after the match: “It was a long day for us against a quality opponent. With 10 international players, we saw firsthand why they are leading their region. However, we made life difficult for them through our combined team effort for the first 40 minutes. We went into the break down by 1 but reminded the players of the work they put in to get to that point so far. In the end, they were too much for us. We need to get our players healthy as quickly as possible.”

The next match for the Lady Knights will be Saturday the 12th when they travel to Auburn, ME to play the Mustangs of Central Maine Community College at 1pm.

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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.