Lady Knights Roll Past Rams 10-1!
Warwick, R.I. – September 19, 2019: The CCRI Lady Knights soccer team hosted the Rams of Springfield, MA for a match Wednesday afternoon at the CCRI Soccer Complex in Lincoln, RI. The Lady Knights easily defeated the rams 10-1. With the victory CCRI improves to 2-1 on the season and 1-0 in Region XXI play.
The Lady Knights dominated play in this match from the opening whistle. Six different Lady Knights tallied goals in this incredible bounce back victory. Just 11 minutes into the game freshman forward McKenna Leahy (Warwick, RI) kicked-off the scoring assisted by Brianna Jarrett (Westerly, RI) to make the score 1-0. Just over a minute later Giulia Marsella (Warwick, RI) scored her first goal of the day assisted by Leahy to make it 2-0 CCRI. With 25 minutes left in the half sophomore midfielder Lailah Insisiengmay (Woonsocket, RI) scored again for CCRI assisted by Jezzalee Nunes (Warren, RI) to give the Lady Knights a 3-0 lead. CCRI kept the onslaught going as they went into the halftime break leading 7-0.
In the second half the Lady Knights played for possession for most of the half not trying to run the score up but still tallied three goals while the Ram’s Olivia Meehan tallied a goal for Springfield Tech late in the half on a very nice long range rainbow from outside the 18 yard box over two defenders and the outstretched hands of Goalkeeper Maddie Brassard (Pawtucket, RI) making the score 10-1 which would also be the final count.
Freshman forward McKenna Leahy led scoring for the Lady Knights with four goals two assists. Freshman forward Giulia Marsella contributed two goals to the Lady Knights’ attack. Jezzalee Nunes and Brianna Jarrett (Westerly, RI) also had a very good a match with a goal and two assists apiece. Rounding out the Lady Knights top performers in the match were sophomore midfielder Lailah Insisiengmay with a goal and an assist and freshman midfielder Monique DaFonseca (Providence, RI) who added a goal.
Head Coach Jim McGirr commented after the game: “After last week’s setback, we’ve had a week to prepare for this match. The players have worked hard on the training ground and the result reflects that hard work. We have stressed enforcing good habits with the players both in our attacking and defending principles. It was a solid effort from all of the players but now we’re focusing on our match on Saturday.”
The next match for the Lady Knights will be this Saturday the 21st when they will host the Falcons of Lackawanna College to the CCRI Soccer Complex in Lincoln at 12noon.
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.