Lady Knights Succumb Seawolves 2-0
Warwick, R.I. – September 30, 2019: The CCRI Lady Knights soccer team hosted the Seawolves of Southern Maine Community College for match on Saturday. The Lady Knights lost to the Seawolves 2-0. With the loss CCRI falls to 4-2 overall.
The Lady Knights had very few scoring opportunities as they were defending their end for the greater part of the match. One highlight from the game for CCRI was freshman center back Juliana Capraro (Foster, RI) who played stellar defensively. Though CCRI was under attack for much of the game Capraro led the Lady Knights defensive corps as they were able to keep the game tied until after halftime. The winning goal for Southern Maine came with 22 minutes remaining in the game on set play from a corner kick to which they executed perfectly which left Callie O’Brien with an open loom at net and she finished with class in the upper corner to give SMCC a 1-0 lead. SMCC tacked on another with about 17 minutes remaining to give them the 2-0 victory.
Head Coach Jim McGirr commented after the game: “Fair credit to Southern Maine in the match. They worked hard and made it difficult for us to get into the attacking third of the field. We’re dealing with some injury issues at the moment and only had 12 players available to us. We need to take the next few days to try to get as healthy as possible before our match on Wednesday. Juliana Capraro was outstanding for us. She reads the game exceptionally well and is a quiet leader on the field playing as our center back.”
The Next game for the Lady Knights will be Wednesday October 2nd when they will host The Cougars of Holyoke Community College in a Region XXI I interleague match.
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.