Knights Wilt versus Warriors 3-0
Warwick, R.I. – October 2, 2019: The CCRI Knights men’s soccer team hosted the Massasoit Community College Warriors for a Region XXI showdown on Tuesday evening. Always a tight battle between the two sides, Massasoit pushed hard and got their reward scoring three unanswered goals to win the game 3-0. The loss drops CCRI’s season record to 2-7-1 overall and 1-3-1 in Region XXI play.
The Knights faced their third game in four days and arguably the most important against longtime rivals Massasoit. The Knights had some key injuries over the weekend but they lined up and players had to step up to play the Warriors.
The Knights had trouble finding combination play through the midfield. They had a few good opportunities in the first half but were not able to put the ball away. Freshmen Paul Sayles Perez (Westerly, RI) and Jose Orozco (Pawtucket, RI) played well and were able to create some offense for the Knights. Freshman Lucas Patrone (Johnston, RI) also had a good game, pressing and winning the ball back in the midfield for the Knights.
The game was very level past a half hour mark before Massasoit opened the scoring in the 38th minute. Their lead was doubled as they scored again four minutes later, in the 42nd minute.
In the second half, it became obvious that to get back into the game the Knights would need to start building possession in the center of the park and then isolate the wide defenders. Freshman Osiel Moreno (Providence, RI) put in a solid game today out on the wing for the Knights bringing both pace and creativity in the flanks. Yet the goals would not fall for the Knights. Massasoit finished the game with their third goal in the 73rd minute to seal off the 3-0 win.
The CCRI Knights men’s soccer team will next be in action on Saturday, October 5th at 2:00 p.m. as they travel to Newton, New Jersey to take on the Sussex County Community College Skylanders.
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.