Leifhelm, Rams Blank Yale, 1-0, on Sunday Afternoon

Leifhelm, Rams Blank Yale, 1-0, on Sunday Afternoon

Rhody Starters
Leifhelm (GK), Cloutier, Camillo, Oakley, Moran, Soons, Davids, Randell, Dickson, Murphy, Lamb

Yale Starters
Brown (GK), Janetos, Piper, Lachenbruch, Schwartz, Albrecht, Totte, Miller, Flugstad-Clarke, Kirdzik, Iselin

How It Happened
In his first-ever game as a reserve, senior Matt Sykes came on at the 26:40 mark and put Rhody on the board just seven minutes later. Sykes' first goal of the season came on a feed from junior Adam Camillo and proved to be all the offense that the Rams would need. Freshman goalkeeper Nils Leifhelm turned away all six shots he faced at the other end of the field to backstop the 1-0 Rhody win.

Scoring Summary
26:40 – URI - Matt Sykes (Adam Camillo) -- VIDEO

Inside the Box Score

  • With the win, Rhody improves to 2-3-1 on the season while Yale drops to 0-3-1.
  • URI is now 5-11-0 all-time against the Bulldogs, having won two of the last three meetings between the teams.
  • Rhode Island held a slight edge in total shots (12-11) as well as shots on goal (7-6). Yale, however, finished with five corners to URI's three.
  • Fouls were even at nine apiece. URI picked up a pair of yellows while Yale had one.
  • Freshman goalkeeper Nils Leifhelm posted his second clean sheet of the season, making a season-high six saves to earn the win.
  • Senior Matt Sykes' goal was his first of the season and 15th of his career. He now has 40 career points on 15 goals and 10 assists.
  • Junior defender Adam Camillo's assist was his second as a Ram and his first point of the season.
  • Freshman defender Tyler Dickson earned the start in his first career appearance. He played the full 90 alongside redshirt senior Jon Cloutier and juniors Adam Camillo and Oscar Soons. The URI back line had several key clearances that helped lead the Rams to their first shutout victory of the season.
  • Yale's Blake Brown took the loss for the Bulldogs in his first appearance of the season.

Up Next
The Rams return to action on Wednesday night when they host Sacred Heart at 7 p.m.