Rams Suffer 1-0 Overtime Loss to Providence in OSSC Title Game

Rams Suffer 1-0 Overtime Loss to Providence in OSSC Title Game

Box Score

How It Happened:

After nearly 93 minutes of scoreless action, Wilder Arboleda netted an overtime goal to give Providence College the 1-0 win, as well as its second Ocean State Soccer Classic championship title. Brian Grisell assisted on the tally by firing off a shot which Rhody goalkeeper Peyton Warwick was able to turn away, before Arboleda grabbed the rebound and sent a shot to the far post for the golden goal.

Inside the Box Score:

  • The victory improves Providence to 3-1-0 on the season while URI drops to 1-3-0.
  • Providence held 17-9 advantage in shots and an 11-2 edge in shots on goal.
  • Both teams recorded four corner kicks. Each of URI's was in the first half while three of PC's came in the second.
  • Rhody committed 16 fouls to Providence's nine.
  • There were no cards issued in the match.
  • Warwick finished with a career-high 10 saves for the Rams.
  • Matt Ribbens led URI with four shots (two on goal). Thomas Ballenthin put a team-high three attempts on goal for the Friars.
  • A season-high 2,513 fans were on hand to watch the Ocean State Soccer Classic championship match between URI and PC.

Additional Notes:

  • With the loss, Rhody drops to 28-8-4 all-time against Providence.
  • The win gave PC its second consecutive OSSC championship title as the Friars defeated URI to advance to last year's title game, where they knocked off Brown in a penalty kick shoot out.
  • Prior to the start of the Rhody vs. PC game, No. 11 Brown defeated Bryant, 3-0, in the consolation match.
  • Providence has now won each of the last two meetings between URI and PC.
  • Each of Rhody's four matches so far this season have been decided by a single goal.
  • Mark Lubetkin came on as a sub to make his first appearance as a Ram while Andrew Tetzlaff earned his first career start.
  • Junior Robby Gargaro has not missed a game - or a start - since joining the Rams in 2009. As a freshman, he started in each of URI's 20 matches and went on to start all 18 games last season. Monday's contest against Providence extended Gargaro's streak to 42 consecutive starts.

Ocean State Soccer All-Tournament Team:

Up Next:
The Rams are back in action on Thursday night when they travel to Florida Gulf Coast for a 7 p.m. match against the Eagles.