Warwick, R.I. – October 19, 2017: The CCRI Lady Knights soccer team traveled to Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) in Charlestown, MA for their final game of the season. CCRI defeated BHCC 9-1. With the victory the Lady Knights improve to 3-4 overall and 3-1 in Region XXI play.
Seven CCRI sophomores were playing in their final match for CCRI: Laura Lopes (Warren, RI), Riley McKitchen (Coventry, RI), Co-Captain Gabrielle Caruso (Cranston, RI), Meghan Letendre (West Warwick, RI), Brayton Doar (Glocester, RI), Courtney LeBlanc (Chepachet, RI) and Co-Captain Isabella Rinne (Richmond, RI). The sophomores along with their four freshmen counterparts made the most of their final contest by charting nine goals on 28 shots while allowing one goal to the Bulldogs of BHCC. CCRI got consistent performance from all 11 players.
Freshman forward Kat Raposo (Warwick, RI) started the scoring for the Lady Knights with the first of her four goals on the day. Raposo scored four times and added an assist to give her 11 goals with one assist in six games for 23 points on the season. It was also the third time she scored at least three goals in a game a remarkable feat for the talented freshman. Scoring the second goal for CCRI was Co-Captain Gabby Caruso who scored twice and added an assist to end her CCRI career in a high-note. Fellow Co-Captain Izzy Rinne also added a goal and an assist to the Lady Knights’ attack as did sophomore Laura Lopes. All of the sophomores contributed with Riley McKitchen being very involved in the action with two assists, Brayton Doar with a goal, Meghan Letendre with added an assist and Courtney Leblanc also had a very good game.
Head Coach Jim McGirr commented after the match: “We were able to score a couple of early goals which set the tone for the match. With only 11 players traveling we were hoping to finish the match with 11, which we were able to do. A fitting send-off as the last match for our seven sophomores ended with a win. All of the players worked extremely hard this year, battling through many setbacks and injuries.”
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The Community College of Rhode Island, New England’s largest comprehensive community college, enrolls nearly 16,000 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.