Rhody Shut Out at New Hampshire

Rhody Shut Out at New Hampshire

Rhody Starters
Spenser, Cloutier, Camillo, Matthews, Caselatto, Naples, Oakley, Haught, Moran, Sykes, Discavage

New Hampshire Starters
Worra, Albers, Chaput, Tudela, Martel, Turner, Ericsson, Goerigk, Szostkiewicz, S. Palumbo, Uche

Scoring Summary
35:08 - UNH - Jesus Tudela (Robert Palumbo)
54:45 - UNH - A.J. Albers (Christopher Wingate)
63:34 - UNH - Aaron Smith (Christopher Wingate)
81:21 - UNH - Andrew Chaput (Jesus Tudela)

How It Happened
New Hampshire took a 1-0 lead in the first half when Jesus Tudela scored his first goal of the season at the 35:08 mark. The Rams nearly got an equalizer in the early minutes of the second frame but Asa Sohn's shot deflected off a defender and sailed off the crossbar. The Wildcats went on to net three more goals before the end of regulation, handing Rhody a 4-0 loss.

Inside the Box Score

  • The loss drops Rhode Island to 1-4-0 while New Hampshire improves to 4-2-0.
  • UNH held a 20-11 advantage in total shots but only a slight edge (7-6) in shots on goal. 
  • The Wildcats also out-cornered the Rams, 11-6. All six Rhode Island corners came in the second half while seven of New Hampshire's were in the first frame.
  • Matt Sykes put two shots on for the Rams, but both were turned away by UNH's Travis Worra. Gunnar Ericsson and Ugochukwu Uche led the Wildcats with five shots apiece.
  • Thomas Spenser made three saves for the Rams. Worra stopped all six shots that he faced, picking up his second shutout of the season for UNH.

Whats Next
Rhode Island returns to the URI Soccer Complex to host Boston College, next Tuesday at 7 p.m.