Knights Fall at Home to MassBay
Warwick, R.I. – October 15, 2018: The CCRI Knights men's soccer team hosted the Buccaneers of MassBay Community College from Wellesley, MA. Some injuries and suspensions dealt to the Knights in recent games forced changes in personnel. The team adapted but again failed to find the back of the net. The Buccaneers would win the match 3-0. The loss drops CCRI's season record to 2-6 overall and 1-3 in Region XXI play.
The Knights were still missing their starting center back for this game. The lineup had to be adjusted and Anthony Serluca (Westerly, RI) was able to step into the role. Together with Jacob Leander (West Warwick, RI) they were able to play a solid game despite the change. Mouhamadou Diouf (Dakar, Senegal) and Jonatan Alvarez (La Seu d'Urgell, Catalonia, Spain) got the start in the midfield and they had an excellent half.
The Knights played together and supported each other well in the half. Ball distribution was great and they had the most wing play they have had this season. Prince Sawyer (Pawtucket, RI) and Delpio Alves (East Providence, RI) played down the channels. They were aggressive and gave the Knights many chances to score but the Knights have not been able to put the ball in the back of the net in crucial moments of the game.
In the second half the Knights started to become frustrated and they lost the midfield, giving MassBay a chance to go down the middle and score two minutes into the half. Juan Gonzalez (Providence, RI) was in net for the Knights and he was working hard to keep the Knights in the game. MassBay scored again ten minutes later and again with 30 seconds left on the clock. In the end the Knights fell 3-0 to MassBay.
The Knights next game is against Johnson and Wales on Monday, October 15th. Kickoff is scheduled for 8pm, under the lights.
The Community College of Rhode Island, New England's largest comprehensive community college, enrolls nearly 15,000 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.