Warwick, R.I. – October 11, 2016: The CCRI Knights soccer team took on the Wolverines of Essex County at home this weekend. The Knights were able to jump out to a first half lead and continue their dominance throughout the game, leading to a 4-0 victory.
The Knights came into the game with an aggressive game plan after their loss to Massasoit. The Knights created many chances throughout the first half, but were unable to convert. Towards the end of the half, Josh Sandin (Warwick, RI) took a long distance shot that curled directly around the keeper, into the back of the net. The shot gave the Knights a one goal lead going into halftime.
As the second half started, the Knights continued to pressure the Wolverines defense. The goals continued to rain in, starting with Kyle Courtney (Cumberland, RI). About four minutes into the second half, Courtney found a pocket of space near the Essex County goal and placed a chip shot directly over the keeper’s head. Courtney continued to be a problem for the Wolverines defense. About 10 minutes after his goal, Courtney penetrated the defense and sent a perfect cross into Cameron DiMaria (Coventry, RI), who was able to fight through the defense and put the ball into the net. The last goal for the Knights came from Ibraheem Aborishade (Lagos, Nigeria), who scored after Ivandro Pedrosa (Central Falls, RI) was able to get into a dangerous attacking position. Pedrosa picked out the pass to Aborishade, who put the ball into the back of the net.
The Knights were very solid defensively, and Head Coach Gabe Toro praised all of his defenders for their great performance. He also commended his goalkeeper, Jordan Lopez (Pawtucket, RI), on a great performance. Lopez does not always start but coach praised his “big saves throughout the game”. He was also able to stop multiple one-on-one breakaways from Essex County. The Knights kept a clean sheet behind Lopez’s great performance, and saw the game out to a 4-0 victory.
The Knights improved their record to 3-6-1 on the season. The Knights have a quick turnaround and will play on Wednesday, October 12th. They will travel to Fall River, Massachusetts to take on Bunker Hill Community College at 3:30 PM. They will look to continue their winning ways.
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The Community College of Rhode Island, New England’s largest comprehensive community college, enrolls nearly 18,000 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.