Warwick, R.I. – October 8, 2015: The CCRI Women’s soccer team took care of business yesterday by downing the Massasoit Community College Warriors 5-1 in Lincoln. The Lady Knights season record now stands at 8-4 overall and 4-0 in Region XXI play.
It didn’t take the Lady Knights long to get on the board as sophomore midfielder Catherine Lopes (Warren, RI) scored an unassisted goal in the 8th minute of play. Lopes placed a beautiful shot into the upper corner of the goal over the outstretched Massasoit goalkeeper giving CCRI the quick 1-0 lead. Just six minutes later, Lopes struck again, scoring on a nice pass from sophomore defender Ricki Beaufort (Warwick, RI) giving the Lady Knights a quick 2-0 advantage. With approximately 8 minutes remaining in the half, CCRI sophomore forward Kyanna Ivey-Jones (Pawtucket, RI) scored an unassisted goal giving the Lady Knights a commanding 3-0 halftime lead.
As the second of play began CCRI continued to dominate the Warriors creating many scoring chances. In the thirteenth minute of play freshman forward Emma Manosh (Warwick, RI) score the Lady Knights 4th goal on the day on a nice pass from sophomore Catherine Lopes. With eight minutes remaining in the half Manosh scored her second goal of the half off of a long throw-in from sophomore Amber Duhamel (Pawtucket, RI) giving CCRI a commanding 5-0 lead. Just a minute later, Massasoit got on the board making the final score 5-1.
Catherine Lopes led all scorers with two goals and one assist and Emma Manosh tallied twice. Sophomore defender Meghan Rousseau (Richmond, RI) played a tremendous defensive game shutting down the Warriors leading scorer Shelby Sprague who is ranked No.2 by the NJCAA. The Lady Knights season record now stands at 8-4.
The Lady Knights next match will be this Sunday in Lincoln as they celebrate their sixth annual Pink Out versus Mercer County Community College at 12noon at the Lincoln soccer complex at 12:00 noon. The team will don in pink uniforms and raise monies to for the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource foundation.
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.