Knights Shut Out by Sussex 4-0
Warwick, R.I. – October 7, 2019: The CCRI Knights men’s soccer team traveled to Newton, NJ to take on the Sussex County Community College Skylanders Saturday afternoon. The Knights struggled on the road and lost the game 4-0. The loss drops CCRI’s season record to 2-8-1.
Looking to spark some creativity and end product, Head Coach Gabe Toro tried a different midfield combination to see if they can find more effective rhythm. All season, the Knights have been struggling with finding an identity with their midfield play. “We have many individually talented players but together they have not been able to create a consistent offensive minded attack this season” Coach Toro commented.
Freshmen Lucas Patrone (Johnston, RI), Adelmo Intrieri (Westerly, RI) and sophomore co-captain Jacob Leander (West Warwick, RI) started in the midfield this game with freshman Paul Sayles-Perez (Westerly, RI) the sole forward. The tactics were set to get a strong press going and create chance by winning the ball in the center of the pitch and then to spring counter attacks from there.
Despite going down two goals in the first half, the Knights came out in the second half ready to fight out the last 45 minutes. Freshmen Buba Joof (Woonsocket, RI) and Isnaba Namusse (Pawtucket, RI) played solid defensive roles today with the help of sophomore Anthony Serluca (Westerly, RI) and freshman Rodry Alves (Pawtucket, RI). Despite a good performance, the Sussex team was able to find some good holes in the midfield and overloaded the attack which kept testing the CCRI back four. In the second half Sussex scored another two goals to expand their lead to a 4-0 score line.
Towards the end of the game, freshman Juan Garcia (Guatemala City, Guatemala), Paul Sayles-Perez and Jacob Leander had some good movement and passing near the Sussex box that resulted in some opportunities. The Knights were not able to score and the game ended in a 4-0 loss for the Knights.
The CCRI Knights men’s soccer team will next be in action on Monday, October 7th at 3:30 p.m. as they host the Bunker Hill Community College Bulldogs for a Region XXI showdown.
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.