Rams Start Off Season with 3-2 Victory over Stony Brook

Rams Start Off Season with 3-2 Victory over Stony Brook

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How it Happened:

All five goals were scored in the first half. The Seawolves started off with two quick goals within the first 15 minutes.  Stony Brook's Sa'sha Kershaw gave her team the lead in the fourth minute when she drove in a corner kick taken by teammate Taryn Schoenbeck. At the 15th minute mark, Colleen McKenna took a shot from just outside 18-yard line that found the far right of the goal.

Down 2-0, Rhode Island came back by scoring three unanswered goals. In the 23rd minute senior captain, Ashley Evangelista (Methuen, Mass.) scored off of Marisa Ammaturo's (Avon, Colo.) pass. After back and forth play senior, Jennifer Barrientos (Reseda, Calif.) tied it up at the 42nd minute, when she took a chance from far out and drilled a shot past the keeper to the left post. One minute later, freshman Ellie Bailes (Maidstone, Kent, England) battled through defenders to beat the keeper and give Rhode Island the deciding goal and first victory of the season.

Inside the Box Score:

  • Rhode Island captured its first victory of the season in its first of three straight home games.
  • The Rams outshot the Seawolves 16-10. The first half shots were equal at seven a piece. Rhode Island controlled the second half with nine shots, compared to Stony Brook's three.
  • Rhode Island keeper, Chelsea Broghamer (San Dimas, Calif.) recorded three saves while visiting keeper, Ashley Castanio, stopped eight shots.
  • The Rhode Island freshmen racked up 269 minutes, collectively. 

What's Next:

Rhode Island hosts Masters Futbol Academy in an exhibition match at 1 p.m. this Sunday at the URI Soccer Complex. The Rams' next regular season game is against Siena on Friday, Aug. 24, also at the URI Soccer Complex. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.