10.02.12: The No. 14 ranked (NSCAA DI poll) CCRI women’s soccer hosted the Rams of Springfield Technical Community College from Springfield, MA on Tuesday at the CCRI soccer complex in Lincoln, RI. The Lady Knights blanked the Rams 9-0. With the victory CCRI improves to 6-3-1 on the season and 3-1 in Region XXI play.
The Lady Knights took care of business and it didn’t take them to get on the scoreboard as freshman midfielder/defender Betti Worth (Manchester, England) connected with a driving shot on a pass from sophomore Tri-Captain Brittany LeClair (Westerly, RI)in the 7th minute of play. Seven minutes later sophomore midfielder Jessica Sandin (Warwick, RI) scored on another assist from LeClair. CCRI totally dominated the first half of play leading 7-0 at the half. Other goal scorers in the first half were Jessica Sandin with two more goals giving her a hat trick on the day. Also scoring in the first half were sophomore Tri-Captain Cait McGarry (Warwick, RI), Tri-Captain midfielder Jess McCaughey (Warwick, RI), and freshman defender Taylor Lopes (Cumberland, RI).
As the second half of play began things weren’t much different as the Lady Knights continuously passed the ball around the Rams and constantly kept the ball in their defensive third of the field. Fifteen minutes in the half Jess McCaughey scored and 15 minutes later Betti Worth scored again giving the Lady Knights a 9-0 lead. CCRI continued to dominate the undermanned Rams throughout the rest of the contest. Leading scorers on the day were Jess Sandin who netted three goals, Betti Worth and Jess McCaughey each chipped in with two goals apiece, and sophomore captain Brittany LeClair had four assists on the day. Freshman goalkeeper Alex Place (East Greenwich, RI) recorded her 4th shutout victory on the season as she only had to make one save in the game.
The next game for the Lady Knights will be Thursday when they travel to Boston, MA to play the No. 6 ranked (NJCAA DIII poll) Bulldogs of Bunker Hill Community College.
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.