Brangman, Akselsen Spark Rams to 3-1 Win Over Billikens

RHODE ISLAND (7-2-0, 1-1 A-10)
Starters: Penske (GK), Karterud, Kristiansen, Middrup, Benco, Richter, Jesman Sunde, Dickson, Brangman, Daley, Akselsen
Substitutes: Richter, Drayer, Cook, Gaudreau

SAINT LOUIS (3-2-4, 0-1-1 A-10)
Starters: Frederking (GK), Rivers-Hardware, Viox, Murana, Hein, Brown, Boyce, Schieffer, Huels, Klein, Kidd
Substitutes: Niece, Santel, Novaes, Heider, Davies, Wilkinson, Ramadan, Hawkins

Scoring Summary
1:47 - URI - Brangman (Akselsen)
18:42 - URI - Dickson (Kristiansen)
53:49 - URI - Akselsen (Brangman)
81:59 - SLU - Noves (unassisted)

How It Happened
Rhode Island (7-2-0, 1-1 A-10) snapped a two-game slide with a 3-1 victory over Saint Louis Wednesday night at the URI Soccer Complex.

The Rams struck quickly when Chae Brangman scored in the second minute of play. Edvin Akselsen forced a Saint Louis turnover at midfield and carried the ball into Rhode Island's attacking third. He then passed it wide to Brangman, who fired in a shot in under the crossbar.

Rhode Island extended its lead in the 19th minute when Tyler Dickson headed in a free kick from Peder Kristiansen from 25 yards out. Akselsen and Brangman connected again to give the Rams a 3-0 lead in the 54th minute. This time it was Akselsen scoring off a Brangman assist.

Saint Louis netted its lone goal of the game late, when Leo Novaes beat a diving Roger Penske in the 82nd minute.

Inside the Box Score

  • The goal for graduate senior Tyler Dickson was his third of the season, and eighth of his career.
  • Freshman Edvin Akselsen now has four goals in six games, tying him with Stavros Zarokostas for the team lead. 
  • Senior Chae Brangman picked up his third goal of the season, as well as his first assist.
  • This marked the third time this season that Rhode Island has had three different players score in a game.
  • The Rams have scored three or more goals four times in nine games.
  • After allowing 13 shots on goal over the last two games, Rhody's defense allowed just five shots on goal to the Billikens.
  • Freshman goalkeeper Roger Penske made four saves to improve to 5-2-0 on the season.

Up Next
The Rams are back in action Saturday night when they play at St. Bonaventure. Game time is set for 7 p.m.