Knights Beaten by Bristol 2-1
Warwick, R.I. – September 16, 2019: The CCRI Knights men’s soccer team hosted the Bristol Community College Bayhawks on Saturday afternoon. A tight back and forth contest went way of the Bayhawks as they answered CCRI’s game leveling goal less than a minute prior to take a 2-1 lead and eventual win. The loss drops CCRI’s season record to 1-3-1 overall and 0-2-1 in Region XXI play.
CCRI came out playing well, their formation looked good and they were passing the ball around comfortably. This was a much-needed change to their last few performances and it would be crucial to get back to winning ways. A lack in this calm and composed play led to a Bristol counter attack that earned the first goal of the game in the 30th minute off of the boot of Bradley Teixeira to take a 1-0 lead.
In the second half, the Knights continued to move the ball well and were direct on the counter. The Knights' trio of freshmen Adelmo Intereri (Westerly, RI), Jose Orozco (Pawtucket, RI) and sophomore Delpio Alves (East Providence, RI) played the best the midfielders have played all year so far, taking the ball under pressure and creating space in a crowed midfield. Alves also opened scoring for the Knights, converting a penalty kick to level the game in the 66th minute at 1-1.
In the 67th minute, the Bayhawks took back the lead after a direct drive down the pitch. Guilherme Antunes was the goal scorer for Bristol, making it 2-1 in their favor.
The game would end with this score line as CCRI fell to Bristol CC 2-1.
The CCRI Knights men’s soccer team will next be in action on Tuesday, September 17th at 4:00 p.m. as they host the Holyoke Community College Cougars.
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.