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October 18, 2017

Owls Top Anchormen, 2-0

Westfield, Mass.-Junior midfielder Dennis Vazquez (Providence, RI) fired a team-best three shots on goal, but couldn't connect as the Rhode Island College men's soccer team fell at Westfield State, 2-0, on Wednesday evening.

THE BASICS
Westfield State 2, Rhode Island College 0
(Westfield State, 6-8)
(Rhode Island College, 6-6-1)

HOW IT HAPPENED

• Westfield State got on the board first when junior midfielder Kieran Moriarity (West Springfield, MA) put a free kick to the right side of the box where junior forward Brodie Keene (Feeing Hills, MA) fired in a shot from five yards out to give the Owls a 1-0 advantage in the 17th minute.

• Westfield State took the one-goal lead heading into halftime after outshooting RIC by a 7-6 margin.

• That host Owls added an insurance goal at the 54:04 mark on a penalty kick from junior forward Legend Mu'min (Springfield, MA).

• Sophomore Charlie Tashjian (West Warwick, RI) (6-6-1) made five saves for RIC in the setback, while senior Alex Kraver (West Springfield, MA) (4-3) recorded seven stops in the win for Westfield State. RIC senior Cooper Ferreira (Westerly, RI), a former netminder who is now a forward, played the final 30 minutes and was credited with three saves.

BY THE NUMBERS

• Westfield State outshot RIC by a 13-12 margin, while the Anchormen held a 6-0 advantage in corner kicks in the contest.

• It was the second consecutive shutout loss for RIC, which fell at Western Connecticut, 1-0, on Oct. 14.

WHO'S NEXT

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will resume Little East Conference action at home vs. Keene State on Saturday, Oct. 21 (1 p.m.).

No contests today.
No contests today.
No contests today.