Lady Knights Soccer Succumbs to Sussex 7-3
Warwick, R.I. – October 9, 2018: The CCRI Lady Knights soccer team hosted the Skylanders of Sussex County Community College from Newton, NJ to the CCRI Soccer Complex in Lincoln, RI Saturday morning. CCRI fell to the Skylanders 7-3. With the loss the Lady Knights are now 3-3 on the season.
The Lady Knights came into the game with a small line-up due to illness and injury and only had one substitute. Matters got worse for CCRI as Ariana Douglas (East Greenwich, RI) had to come of early with a minor knock which forced her to miss the rest of the first half. The Skylanders of Sussex County entered the match assortment of international players from countries such England, Brazil and New Zealand to name a few and they played like an international squad. They made short and efficient passes while maintaining ball control which kept the Lady Knights scrambling for possession. Sussex got on the scoreboard quickly in the first half when Elle Roberts was sent on a mini breakaway into the final third by Elisa Campos and was left one on one with Maddie Brassard (Pawtucket, RI) and Roberts was able to secure a shot in to the bottom corner as Brassard was coming out of the 18-yard box to give Sussex a 1-0 lead. In the 16th minute the Skylanders struck again on an unassisted goal from Regan Theil to take a 2-0 lead into halftime.
Sussex kept the pressure on in the second half scoring just eight minutes into the half making the score 3-0. Just a minute later Lady Knights Tri-Captain Kat Raposo (Warwick, RI) tallied an unassisted goal for CCRI to cut the lead to 3-1 but that is as close as the Lady Knights would get. The Skylanders tallied three more goals over the next nine minutes to take a 6-1 lead. Kat Raposo scored twice more for CCRI to complete her Hat Trick. Sussex added one more to make the final count 7-3.
Due to illness and injuries the next game for CCRI versus Southern Maine scheduled for Monday October 8th had been postponed with a make-up TBD. The next game for CCRI will be Thursday October 11th when they host the Yellow Jackets of American International College at 3:00pm.
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.