Warwick, R.I.: The CCRI Lady Knights soccer team departed on their second New Jersey road trip in two weekends. The Lady Knights traveled to Rowan College at Burlington County (Rowan Burlington) in Pemberton, NJ to play the Barons of Rowan Burlington. CCRI defeated Rowan Burlington 3-2. With the victory the Lady Knights improve to 7-5-1 on the season.
The Lady Knights came ready to play and just 1:05 into the match CCRI forward Precious Leaman (Providence, RI) took a pass from Co-Captain Kaitlin Murrin (Norton, MA) and Leaman lofted the ball over the Baron’s keeper head to give CCRI the 1-0 advantage. The Lady Knights kept pressing hard on the Barons’ defensive corps. The pressure paid off when Lady Knights’ leading scorer Mercedes Faust (Warwick, RI) broke in alone on a nice pass from sophomore Faithe Fernandez (North Providence, RI) allowing Faust to score her 16 th> goal of the season giving CCRI the quick 2-0 advantage. CCRI was not done there as just five minutes later Co-Captain Kaitlin Murrin scored to give CCRI the commanding 3-0 advantage in the firth 10 minutes of play. CCRI maintained pressure and had more scoring opportunities but could not convert them into goals. The Barons battled back and in the 37 th> minute of play Rachel Van Artdalen scored making the score 3-1 CCRI. Then with just three minutes remaining in the half Lauren Tomei tallied the Barons’ second goal making the score 3-2 at halftime. In the second half with both teams battling hard with the score 3-2 both teams had scoring opportunities but neither could convert as the game would end with the Lady Knights earning a hard fought 3-2 victory.
The Lady Knights stay in New Jersey for the weekend as the travel to the County College of Morris in Randolph, NJ for a match beginning at 12noon.
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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.