Providence, R.I.—The Rhode Island College men's soccer team wrapped up a four-game homestand with a 3-1 win over Dean on Wednesday afternoon at Alumni Field. RIC went 2-1-1 during that stretch.
Rhode Island College 3, Dean 1
Rhode Island College (3-2-1)
HOW IT HAPPENED
• The first half started off slowly as neither team could find a way to score. RIC went down a man when senior Kevin Tay Munoz (Providence, RI) was called for a hard foul and drew a red card in the 24th minute, leaving the Anchormen shorthanded for the remaining 66 minutes of the game.
• After a turnover in Bulldog territory by the defense, RIC freshman forward Thomas Aldana (Providence, RI) gained possession and worked his way into the box He made a move on a defender and fired off a shot that resulted in his first collegiate goal in the 66th minute of action.
• The lead proved to be short-lived as a defensive miscue just over a minute later cost the hosts the lead. Dean senior forward Kyle Lameiras (Attleboro, MA) found sophomore midfielder Paulo Correia (Fogo, Cape Verde) off a corner kicks to tie the game up, 1-1.
• RIC regained the lead when sophomore defender Allen David Pierre (Watertown, MA) took a corner kick in the 72nd minute. David Pierre sent the ball into the box and senior midfielder Jack Clancey (Narragansett, RI) fired a header off the cross bar. The carom came right back to him and headed again into the net for a 2-1 RIC lead.
• The Bulldogs saw one more opportunity to score when Correia fired a shot that was turned aside by freshman goalkeeper Isaac Garcia (Shelton, CT) in the 74th minute.
• RIC freshman midfielder Papa Badiane (West Kingston, RI) was able to score to extend the Anchormen lead, coming off a pass from Clancey, for his first collegiate goal.
BY THE NUMBERS
• RIC held the advantage in shots, 26-8, and in corner kicks, 8-1.
• Garcia notched his first career win (1-0) and made three saves.
• Dean sophomore goalkeeper Bryce Antoch (Cranston, RI) made five saves in the loss (3-3).
In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will open Little East play at Keene State on Saturday, Sept. 21 (3 p.m.).