Vazquez and Ramos Score as Men's Soccer Opens Season With, 2-0, Win Over Chargers

Dennis Vazquez with soccer ball
Dennis Vazquez

Bristol, R.I.—Senior midfielder Dennis Vazquez (Providence, RI) and freshman forward Brandon Ramos (Boston, MA) each scored as the Rhode Island College men's soccer team opened the 2018 season with a 2-0 victory over Colby-Sawyer at the Roger Williams Invitational on Saturday afternoon. 

THE BASICS
Rhode Island College 2, Colby-Sawyer 0
Colby-Sawyer (0-1)
Rhode Island College (1-0)

HOW IT HAPPENED
• The game was the season-opener for both clubs and the contest remained scoreless until the 68th minute. RIC held an 11-5 advantage in shots in the first half, with each club garnering a corner kick.

• Freshman forward Jonathan Oliveira (Providence, RI) set up Vazquez for what would prove to be the game-winner with just over 22 minutes left in the game.

• Ramos scored just over four minutes later in the 73rd minute to give the Anchormen an important insurance goal.

• Sophomore goalkeeper Charlie Tashjian (West Warwick, RI) made three saves to earn his sixth career shutout. Colby-Sawyer senior goalkeeper Shane Sacks (Huntington Station, NY) made 11 stops in the loss.

• The Anchormen held a decided advantage in shots, 23-7, and corner kicks, 4-1, in the win.

WHAT'S NEXT
In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will play at Roger Williams on Sunday, Sept. 2 (1:30 p.m.).