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August 2010

08.30.10

No. 6 ranked Lady Knights Rebound but only earn a 1-1 tie in Double OT vs. CCBC-Catonsville!

No. 6 ranked Lady Knights fall to No. 2 ranked Montgomery-Rockville 2-0

Lady Knights’ volleyball has rough weekend at Columbus State Invitational

08.10.10

CCRI stars lead Sullivan and Powers to summer league basketball Championship!

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No. 6 ranked Lady Knights Rebound but only earn a 1-1 tie in Double OT vs. CCBC-Catonsville!

Warwick, R.I. – August 30, 2010: After dropping their 2010 season opener on Saturday, the CCRI women’s soccer team faced off against CCBC Catonsville on Sunday, August 29th in Catonsville, MD. The Lady Knights and Cardinals battled to a 1-1 tie in double overtime. With the tie the Lady Knights are now 0-1-1 on the season.

The Lady Knights came out storming and with lots of intensity winning just about every individual battle all over the field. They had Catonsville pinned in their own end for the first 16 minutes of the contest but just couldn’t seem to find the back of the net. After a long and hard fought first half of play in 95 plus degree weather, the Lady Knights and the Cardinals were deadlocked at 0-0 at the half. In the second half of play CCRI continued to dominate the play but couldn’t seem to convert on many chances until the 32nd minute of play when freshman Mary Duckett (Portsmouth, RI) scored from in close on a nice pass from sophomore Stephanie Octeau (Coventry, RI) to give the Lady Knights the lead. However, in the 41st minute Catonsville sophomore Dana Wiedel scored on a break-away to tie the score at one apiece. The two teams then played two ten minute sudden death periods but neither could score. “We had this game in hand with less than five minutes to play in regulation but we let it slip away from us. Our team out played and out worked Catonsville but they just couldn’t find the back of the net today,” said Head Coach Dennis Grassini. “However, Coach Bannan and I were quite pleased with our team’s improved play and intensity today. We told them not to be discouraged, the goals will come”.

The Lady Knights next game will be their home opener on Saturday, September 4th against Manchester Community College at the Lincoln Campus.
The Community College of Rhode Island, New England’s largest comprehensive community college, enrolls 17,760 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.

 

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No. 6 ranked Lady Knights fall to No. 2 ranked Montgomery-Rockville 2-0

Warwick, R.I. – August 30, 2010: The No. 6 ranked (National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll) CCRI Lady Knights soccer team traveled to Rockville, MD to play the No. 2 ranked (NJCAA DIII poll) and 2009 Division III national runner-up Knights of Montgomery College - Rockville College. The Lady Knights lost the game 2-0. With the loss the Lady Knights begin the season 0-1.

Rockville came out storming from the beginning and never looked back. Although the teams were even 0-0 at the half Rockville dominated throughout. “We were totally out of sync all day today but you have to give them (Rockville) credit, they made us play ‘helter-skelter’ soccer all day long,” said head coach Dennis Grassini. “Our team just couldn’t seem to adjust to the situation” he added. Although the Lady Knights “survived” throughout the first half without surrendering a goal, Rockville continued their onslaught as they scored on a break -away goal by freshman Anna Bolanos in the second half in the sixth minutes of play. The Lady Knights fought back hard and played better in the second half pressuring Rockville a bit and creating six corner kick opportunities but failed to capitalize on any of them. In the 22nd minute of play Rockville scored again on a broken play at the midfield. Sophomore Veronica Nike scored from about 25 yards out as she lofted a shot over All-American goalkeeper Melody Lawrence’s (Foster, RI) head to seal the victory for Rockville. “We had a better second half but we just couldn’t catch a break all day, said Head Coach Dennis Grassini. “They were the better team today and we’ll have to play better and with more intensity tomorrow to beat CCBC Catonsville”.
The Community College of Rhode Island, New England’s largest comprehensive community college, enrolls 17,760 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.

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Lady Knights’ volleyball has rough weekend at Columbus State Invitational

Warwick, R.I. – August 30, 2010: The CCRI Lady Knights volleyball team traveled to Columbus State College in Columbus, OH to compete in the Central Ohio Invitational. The invitational featured some of the most talented teams in NJCAA division II volleyball and proved to be too much for the young Lady Knights squad in their first matches of the year. On Friday the Lady Knights fell 17-25, 8-25 and 12-25 to the Ocelots of Schoolcraft College on Saturday they lost 9-25, 9-25 and 18-25 to the Jayhawks of Muskegon Community College then 20-25, 15-25 and 20-25 to the Stars of Lansing Community College later falling to the Tartan Pride of Sinclair Community College 3-25, 12-25 and 21-25. With the losses the Lady Knights begin the season 0-4. There were some shining moments for the Lady Knights as Freshman Baylee Burns (North Kingstown, RI) charted eight aces, Sophomore Alysa O’Neill (Johnston, RI) added 24 blocks and Freshman Becky Short (Glocester, RI) added 15 serves for points. Lady Knights’ Head Coach Brian Warburton commented after the invitational: “Once again the Central Ohio Invitational proved a tough battleground for the Lady Knights’ Volleyball team. The level of play here was exactly what we expected. We knew we were playing some of the best teams and that is right where we want to be. The results don’t show how hard the girls worked this weekend, but as I told the women, this experience will pay dividends for the rest of the season. We had nine new players who experience the importance of the intangibles for the first time and will be itching to compete again next weekend.”

The Lady Knights’ next matches will be this weekend the 4th and 5th when they travel to Howard Community College in Columbia, MD to play in the Dragon Invitational
The Community College of Rhode Island, New England’s largest comprehensive community college, enrolls 17,760 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.

 

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CCRI stars lead Sullivan and Powers to summer league basketball Championship!

Warwick, R.I. – August 6, 2010: The CCRI Steve Stanford Summer Basketball League Championship game was held at the Vincent A. Cullen Fieldhouse located on the CCRI Knight Campus in Warwick on Wednesday night. The Championship was won by Sullivan and Powers who defeated Maxton Technology 81-70.

The Sullivan and Powers team consists of many current CCRI players including: Mike Juarez (Cranston, RI) and Ricky Fuller (Cranston, RI), potential future players like incoming freshman Rogerio Livramento (Central Falls, RI) and Leroyal Hairston (West Roxbury, MA) and returning Knights’ player Adalberto Bueno (Providence, RI). Maxton Technology features PC standout Jeff Xavier (Pawtucket, RI), Johnson & Wales leading scorer Lamonte Thomas (Providence, RI) and former CCRI and RIC star Will Lyons (Warwick, RI). Leading the way for Sullivan and Powers was Rogerio Livramento who scored a game-high 20 points and was named Playoff MVP followed by Leroyal Hairston who added 19 points. Leading the way for Maxton Technology was Lamonte Thomas who also scored a game-high 20 points. The game was tied 43-43 at halftime. Sullivan and Powers outscored Maxton 38-27 in the second half to take the Championship.
The Community College of Rhode Island, New England’s largest comprehensive community college, enrolls 17,760 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.


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