Posted: Aug 20, 2019
RHODE ISLAND AT NEW HAMPSHIRE
Thursday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m.
Wildcat Stadium - Durham, N.H.
- Rhode Island returns to action on Thursday against New Hampshire in head coach Megan Jessee's third year with the program.
- Jessee named senior Jaileen Goncalves, junior Brooke Osmanski, and sophomore Amanda Schafer as captains for the 2019 season.
- Osmanski, the team's leading scorer, notched six points in her sophomore campaign last year. She led the team with three goals.
- Rebecca D'Anna returns for the Rams after leading the team with four assists a year ago. The sophomore also added a goal to tie Osmanski with six points last year.
- Both Osmanski and D'Anna led the team in shots, taking 22 a piece.
- Rhody has four road contests before its home opener on Sept. 8 at 1 p.m. against Sacred Heart.
- Rhode Island returns 14 players - including three seniors - from last year's squad.
- Jessee also welcomed 14 newcomers to Kingston - Teresa Morrissey, Karlee Luker, Allison Mogauro, Zoe Chazan, Kelly Fitzgerald, Claire Ross, Emma Derry, Carrie Ellis, Brooke Cavino, Julia Roemer, Natalia O'Leary, Lily Caso, Evelin Dapprich, and Laila Rosenthal.
- Rhody was picked to finished 14th in the 2019 Atlantic 10 preseason coaches poll.
- The Rams host seven home games at the URI Soccer Complex this year.
- Conference play begins on Sept. 22 in a home match against Saint Louis. Rhody hosts the 2018 Atlantic 10 Champions at 1 p.m.
- Thursday's game will be the 30th match between Rhode Island and New Hampshire.
- UNH leads the series 17-9-3.
- Last time out, the Wildcats won in a 4-3 double overtime victory.
- The last Rhody win came on Sept. 1, 2013 in a 2-0 shutout in Kingston.