Knights Edged Out by Bristol 1-0
Warwick, R.I. – October 21, 2019: The CCRI Knights men’s soccer team traveled to Fall River, MA to take on the Bristol Community College Bayhawks. The Knights played well in the defensive third but struggled to finish off their chances in front of Bristol’s goal and would lose the game 1-0. The loss drops CCRI’s season record to 2-11-1 overall and 1-5-1 in Region XXI play.
The CCRI Knights came into Saturday’s match needing to bounce back from a string of losses. Freshman Ednilson Tavares (Pawtucket, RI) jumped in the net for the Knights and Head Coach Gabe Toro pushed freshman Isnaba Namusse (Pawtucket, RI) into the midfield and out of the back to try to create more offense. Along with freshman Adelmo Intrieri (Westerly, RI) and sophomore Delpio Alves (East Providence, RI) they were able to get combinations going and created several scoring opportunities for the Knights, especially in the second half of the game.
The Knights made a mistake on the wing during a transition and lost the ball which resulted in a Bristol goal with about twenty minutes to go in the first half. The Knights came out and played solid team defense for the rest of the game but they were not able to make the most of the opportunities.
Freshman Paul Sayles-Perez (Westerly, RI) played forward and put some tremendous pressure on the Bristol back four. He created a few opportunities with his hustle and perseverance. Freshman Juan Garcia (Guatemala City, Guatemala) along with Adelmo Intrieri and Delpio Alves all had shots on goal but could not finish.
In the back for CCRI, freshmen Buba Joof (Woonsocket, RI), Rodry Alves (Pawtucket, RI) and sophomore co-captain Jacob Leander all had really good games. Sophomore Anthony Serluca (Westerly, RI) also played left back and created some offense for the Knights as well. Ednilson Tavares amassed nine saves in goal, putting in a solid shift to keep the Knights in the game. Even with all the top efforts from around the pitch, CCRI still couldn’t equalize and would lose the game 1-0.
Despite the loss, the Knights played one of their best games of the year against a solid team in Bristol Community College. This will hopefully get a bit of momentum going for CCRI as they head into their final two games of the 2019 season.
The CCRI Knights men’s soccer team will next be in action on Monday, October 21st at 3:30 p.m. as they host the Springfield Technical Community College for CCRI’s Sophomore Day.
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.