Rhode Island, Pittsburgh Play to 1-1 Draw

Photo Credit: Mike Scott
Photo Credit: Mike Scott

RHODE ISLAND (2-1-1)
Starters: Morrissey (GK), D'Anna, Haggerty, Luker, Fitzgerald, Sengphilom, Derry, Ellis,, Cavino, Goncalves, O'Leary
Substitutes: Schafer, Bike, Mogauro, Ross, Caso

PITTSBURGH (2-2-1)
Starters: Pena (GK), Edwards, Vazquez, West, Hudson, Palomo, McKay, Veltri, Marasco, Tava, Rico
Substitutes: Arnadottir, Bout, Bartosh, Hanna

Scoring Summary
13:18 - URI - D'Anna
84:43 - PIT - Marasco (West)

How it Happened
Rhode Island and Pittsburgh played to a 1-1 tie in the teams' first ever meeting Friday night.

The Rams got on the board first in the 13th minute. Rebecca D'Anna's first goal of the season came after the sophomore beat goalkeeper Amaia Pena to put Rhody up 1-0 going in to the break.

URI held the advantage over the ACC school until just over five minutes left of regulation. Sydney Marasco scored on a cross from Amanda West to tie it 1-1, and the teams were forced in to extra time. The Panthers outshot the Rams 5-2 in the overtime period, however neither team was able to find the back of the net resulting in the 1-1 tie.

Inside the Box Score

  • Sophomore Rebecca D'Anna's goal was the first of the season for the sophomore and second of her career.
  • Pittsburgh had the advantage in shots (19-8), shots on goal (6-3), and corners (7-1).
  • The 1-1 draw is the Ram's first tie of the season.
  • D'Anna and freshmen Karlee Luker and Lily Caso had the three shots on goal for Rhody.
  • Freshman Teresa Morrissey had four saves. Her counterpart, Amaia Pena, had two.

What's Next
The Rams return to Kingston for their home opener at the URI Soccer Complex against Sacred Heart on Sunday, Sept. 8. Game time is set for 1 p.m.