Plymouth State Defeats Men's Soccer, 1-0

Charlie Tashjian
Charlie Tashjian

Providence, R.I.--The Rhode Island College men's soccer team recorded a commanding, 15-8, advantage in shots, but couldn't find the back of the net, as the Anchormen suffered a hard-fought, 1-0, setback against Plymouth State in a Little East Conference contest played at Alumni Field on Monday evening.

THE BASICS
Plymouth State 1, Rhode Island College 0
Plymouth State (3-4-2, 1-2-1 LEC)
Rhode Island College (3-5-1, 1-3 LEC)

HOW IT HAPPENED
• Neither team could muster much offensively in the early going as both teams struggled to find their footing on a rain-soaked field.

• RIC had a pair of point-blank scoring chances in the first half, first from freshman forward Brandon Ramos (Boston, MA) in the 28th minute and then from junior forward Corey Chantre (Pawtucket, RI) in the 30th minute. Both attempts were stopped by Plymouth State sophomore goalkeeper Linus Lindeberg (Stockholm, Sweden) to keep the game scoreless.

• The two teams went into halftime with RIC holding an 8-2 advantage in shots for the stanza.

• Plymouth State got on the scoreboard in the 57th minute when senior Melker Blomberg (Stockholm, Sweden) headed in a crossing pass from freshman midfielder Alyosha Westbrook (Los Angeles, CA) to give the Panthers the 1-0 advantage.

• That would be all the scoring for the contest, despite several quality opportunities from both squads, as Plymouth held on for the 1-0 victory.

BY THE NUMBERS
• Sophomore goalkeeper Charlie Tashjian (West Warwick, RI) notched four saves, which included a point-blank chance in the final minute 

• Lindeberg posted seven stops in the victory for Plymouth State.

• RIC posted a 15-8 advantage in shots and a 7-4 advantage in corner kicks.

• The win for Plymouth State was the first for the Panthers over RIC since the 2012 campaign.

WHAT'S NEXT
In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Westfield State on Wednesday, Oct. 3 (6 p.m.).