Rhody Opens 2019 Season on the Road at New Hampshire Thursday

Rhody Opens 2019 Season on the Road at New Hampshire Thursday

RHODE ISLAND AT NEW HAMPSHIRE
Thursday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m.
Wildcat Stadium - Durham, N.H.

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Rhody Quick Facts

  • 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.

Series Notes

  • 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.