Warwick, R.I. – September 12, 2016: The CCRI Lady Knights soccer team hosted a very potent internationally laden squad of the Mustangs of Monroe College from New Rochelle, NY on Saturday. Monroe played brilliantly and there was not much CCRI could do about it as the Mustangs went on to win 10-0. With the loss the Lady Knights fall to 2-2 on the season.
The Lady Knights knew they were going to be in for a long day against the multinational squad from Monroe that featured five players from Spain, four from Brazil, two from Japan, one from England and one from Sweden. The Lady Knights did not play poorly but were overmatched by a team that just had more soccer experience than they had. Also to CCRI’s credit the players never stopped playing hard though the outcome of the game was set pretty early on in the contest. It took a little under seven minutes for Monroe to get on the scoreboard and before the end of the half they had amassed an 8-0 lead and would go on to win by the final count of 10-0. Monroe got a hat trick from Brazilian Bruna Tavarez and two goals from Maia Williams, the only US-born player to score for Monroe.
The next game for the Lady Knights will be Wednesday the 14th when they will face the Seawolves of Southern Maine CC from Portland, ME at the CCRI soccer complex in Lincoln at 4:30pm.
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.