Rhody Battles Holy Cross to 1-1 Tie

Photo Credit: Mike Scott
Photo Credit: Mike Scott

RHODE ISLAND (3-1-2)
Starters:
Morrissey (GK), D'Anna, Haggerty, Luker, Fitzgerald, Sengphilom, Ross, Goncalves, Derry, Ellis, Caso
Substitutes: Bentick, Schafer, O'Leary, Rosenthal

HOLY CROSS (1-2-3)
Starters:
Lettieri (GK), Barnes, Peters, Dwyer, Acuna, Crowley, Flahive, Fisher, Ferrara, Harkins, Brown
Substitutes: Carew, Epp, Ansaldi, Blumsack, Drohosky, Gardner, Quinn, Keith, Cheeseman

Scoring Summary
1:56 - HC - Ferrara (Crowley)
14:18 - URI - Sengphilom (unassisted)

How it Happened
Holy Cross wasted no time getting on the board as Olivia Ferrara found the back of the net just 1:56 into the game. Kelly Crowley was credited with the assist, setting Ferrara up for her first tally of the season on the Crusaders' first shot of the night.

The Rams equalized shortly after, on an unassisted goal by Kaitlyn Sengphilom. The junior midfielder fired a shot from the right side of the box that beat Holy Cross' Sophia Lettieri and knotted the score at 1-1.

Rhody and Holy Cross battled through the next 75 minutes with neither team able to break the deadlock. The Rams nearly ended it in the final minute of regulation, but Karlee Luker's attempt pinged off the crossbar to send the teams to overtime. There, each team managed two shots, but neither side was able to net a golden goal.

Inside the Box Score

  • Junior Kaitlyn Sengphilom registered the first points of her career with her 15th-minute goal.
  • Freshman goalkeeper Teresa Morrissey finished the night with four saves.
  • The Rams outshot the Crusaders 17-11 and held a 10-5 advantage in shots on goal.
  • Corner kicks were even at two apiece. Each team attempted one corner in the first half and one in the second overtime period.
  • The draw pushes Rhody's unbeaten streak to four straight games, marking the longest unbeaten streak for the Rams since 2012. That year, URI went 5-0-1 from Sept. 12 to Oct. 5.

Up Next
The Rams are back in action on Sunday afternoon when they travel to Boston University for a 2 p.m. meeting with the Terriers.