10.10.12: The No. 13 ranked (NSCAA Poll) CCRI Lady Knights soccer team hosted the Warriors of Massasoit Community College for a Region XXI none-league game at the CCRI soccer complex in Lincoln on Wednesday. The Lady Knights easily handled the Warriors 8-0. With the victory the Lady Knights improve to 7-3-1 on the season and 4-1 in Region XXI play.
The Lady Knights got on the board quickly as sophomore Tri-Captain Brittany LeClair (Westerly, RI) found the back of the Massasoit net as she scored from in close on a two-assist play from fellow Tri-Captain Cait McGarry (Warwick, RI) and sophomore midfielder Jessica Sandin (Warwick, RI). A few minutes later freshman forward Jessica Hammond (Warwick, RI) scored the first goal of her collegiate career on a pass from sophomore Tri-Captain Jess McCaughey (Warwick, RI) giving CCRI a 2-0 lead. With just five minutes left in the half sophomore Jessica Sandin score the Lady Knights third goal on an assist from freshman forward Melissa Richards (Coventry, RI) giving CCRI a 3-0 advantage at the half.
As the second half began the Lady Knights imposed their will upon the Warriors. CCRI would go on to score five more goals in the second half of play giving the Lady Knights an impressive 8-0 victory.
The leading scorers on the day were Jessica Hammond with two goals and an assist, Jessica Sandin with two goals and an assist, Betti Worth with a goal an assist, and Cait McGarry with a goal and two assists. In addition, freshman goalkeeper Alex Place (East Greenwich, RI) recorded her fifth shutout victory of the season.
Nationally the Lady Knights have some players making headlines as well. Tri-Captain Cait McGarry is ranked No. 13 in the nation (NJCAA Division I women’s soccer) in Assists with 11 on the season and Jess Sandin is ranked No. 43 in goals with 10 on the season. In addition, Goalkeeper Alex Place is ranked No. 11 in saves with 80 on the season with an impressive 1.31 Goals Against Average with a save percentage of 84%.
The Lady Knights will travel to New Jersey this coming weekend to take on Mercer County Community College in Trenton, NJ on Saturday and Sussex County Community College in Newton on Sunday both games begin at 12noon.
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.