23rd-Ranked Rhode Island Picks Up 3-0 Win at Providence

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RHODE ISLAND (6-0-0)
Starters:
Schmidt (GK), Karterud, Kristiansen, Middrup, Trcka, Benco, Zarokostas, Richter, Dickson, Daley, Akselsen
Substitutes: Penske, Cook, Jesman Sunde, Gaudreau

PROVIDENCE (3-4-1)
Starters:
Miller (GK), Serrano, Wilson, Mendonca, Griffin, Sousa, Duncan, Qawasmy, Chisholm, Vang, DaCosta
Substitutes: Kilday, Stowell, Santos, Jacobsen, Fisher, Kline, Billeri, DePerro, Roman

Scoring Summary
24:18 - URI - Daley (Akselsen)
50:14 - URI - Richter (Trcka)
67:08 - URI - Akselsen (unassisted)

How It Happened
No. 23 Rhode Island (6-0-0) extended its shutout streak to six consecutive games with a 3-0 road win Tuesday night at Providence. The win improves Rhody to 30-12-4 all-time against the Friars.

Senior Liam Daley scored the only goal the Rams would need midway through the first half when he roofed in a service from Peder Kristiansen.

Rhode Island then doubled its lead just five minutes into the second half. Simon Trcka got things started by forcing a Providence turnover inside the box and slipping a pass to Dominik Richter. Richter then one-timed a shot into the back of the net for the 2-0 Rhody advantage.

Redshirt freshman Edvin Akselsen took advantage of another defensive miscue by the Friars 17 minutes later, this time drawing PC's Colin Miller off his line and skipping in a shot that made it 3-0 Rhode Island.

Providence's best chances came on a pair of shots that ricocheted out off the post - one in the first half, and one in the second half.

Inside the Box Score

  • Senior Liam Daley's goal was his first of the year, and first since his freshman year. He is the ninth different player to find the back of the net for the Rams this season.
  • Senior Dominik Richter netted his second goal of the season and 14th of his career. He has now recorded either a goal or an assist in five of URI's six games this season.
  • Redshirt freshman Edvin Akselsen's goal was his third of the year. After missing all of last season, and the first three games of this year, he has now registered seven points (three goals, one assist) in Rhody's last three games.
  • Junior Simon Trcka's assist on the goal by Richter was his first as a Ram. He now has three points on the season (1g/1a).
  • Junior Stefan Schmidt and freshman Roger Penske combined for the shutout in goal. Schmidt was credited with the win, as he exited the game in the 65th minute with Rhody leading 2-0. Each goalkeeper made one save on the night.
  • Rhode Island entered the game ranked in three national polls - Top Drawer Soccer (#23), Soccer America (#24) and College Soccer News (#30). The Rams also received votes in this week's United Soccer Coaches national poll.

Up Next
The Rams are back in action Saturday night when they host Brown.