Warwick, R.I. – September 15, 2016: The CCRI women’s soccer team hosted the Sea Wolves of Southern Maine Community College from Portland, ME Wednesday at the Lincoln Campus soccer complex. The Lady Knights picked up their third win on the young season against just two losses defeating Southern Maine 7-0.
CCRI started the scoring in the 17th minute of play when freshman forward Precious Leaman (Providence, RI) scored off of a pass from freshman midfielder Ciara Conway (Seekonk, MA). Leaman struck again just two minutes later on a pass from sophomore Samantha Canales (Cranston, RI). With four minutes remaining in the half freshman forward Mercedes Faust (Warwick, RI) scored off of a pass from freshman forward Meghan Letendre (West Warwick, RI) giving the Lady Knights a commanding 3-0 halftime lead.
As the second half of play began CCRI continued to dominate the match. Just six minutes into the half freshman Precious Leaman scored her third goal of the match on a pass from sophomore Co-Captain Kaitlin Murrin (Norton, MA) giving the Lady Knights a 4-0 advantage. As CCRI continued to dominate play, freshman Mercedes Faust scored her second and third goals of the match on assists from Gabrielle Caruso (Cranston, RI) and Meghan Letendre. With the score now 6-0 the Lady Knights kept on swarming the Sea Wolves goal with numerous scoring opportunities. With five minutes left to play freshman forward Meghan Letendre rounded out the scoring with the assist going to Precious Leaman. Leading scorers on the day were Precious Leaman and Mercedes Faust each scoring three times. Freshman Meghan Letendre had a goal and two assists. Sophomore goalkeeper Ashley VanBemmelen (North Providence, RI) recorded her first shutout victory of the season.
The Lady Knights next match will be at home next Tuesday as they host Massasoit Community College on Tuesday at 4:00pm.
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.