Men's Soccer Wraps Up Little East Play With, 4-1, Win vs. Southern Maine

Brandon Ramos
Brandon Ramos

Providence, R.I.—Rhode Island College sophomore forward Brandon Ramos (Boston, MA) scored twice as the Anchormen wrapped up Little East men's soccer play with a 4-1 win vs. Southern Maine at Alumni Field on Saturday afternoon. 

THE BASICS
Rhode Island College 4, Southern Maine 1
Rhode Island College (8-6-2, 5-2-1 LEC)
Southern Maine (0-14-4, 0-6-1 LEC)

HOW IT HAPPENED
• The Huskies had an excellent scoring opportunity in the 11th minute when the hosts were whistled for a foul at the top of the 18-yard box. Senior defender Chris Pepin (Bowdoinham, ME) shot was blocked by the wall and cleared out of harm's way.

• The Anchormen went on top, 1-0, just six minutes later when freshman midfielder Papa Badiane (West Kingston, RI) and classmate forward Thomas Aldana (Providence, RI) set up Ramos for his fourth of the season.

• Ramos netted his second of the game and fifth of the season when freshman midfielder Ricardo Benitez (Cumberland, RI) took a corner kick and placed a perfect ball for Ramos to head into the net in the 32nd minutes. 

• RIC led at the half, 11-5, and corner kicks, 4-0. 

• The Anchormen wasted no time in adding to their lead when junior forward Sa-Leem Kamarah (Providence, RI) notched his fourth of the year in the 47th minute.

• USM got on the board in the 52nd minute when some nifty one-touch passing by senior forward Sam Anderson (Middletown, CT) and sophomore midfielder Zekariya Shaib (Portland, ME) set up freshman forward Noah Perry (Waterboro, ME) for his team-leading third goal of the year.

• The Anchormen scored off another corner to go up by three, 4-1, in the 78th minutes. Freshman midfielder Matt Lopes (Cumberland, RI) sent the ball into the box where junior defender Kossivi Dogbey (Providence, RI) banged home his first goal of the year. 

• RIC led in shots, 8-4, and corner kicks, 4-1, in the second half.

BY THE NUMBERS
• RIC junior goalkeeper Charlie Tashjian (West Warwick, RI) made six saves in the win (7-6-2).

• USM senior goalkeeper Dalton Cassidy (Fort Fairfield, ME) made four saves in the loss (0-2). 

• RIC led in shots, 19-9, and corner kicks, 8-1.

WHAT'S NEXT
In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Fitchburg State on Wednesday Oct. 30 (6 p.m.).