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Rams Host Sacred Heart for Home Opener Sunday

Photo Credit: Taylor Ross
Photo Credit: Taylor Ross

RHODE ISLAND VS. SACRED HEART
Sunday, Sept. 8 at 1:00 p.m.
Kingston, R.I. - URI Soccer Complex
Live Stats

Rhody Quick Facts

  • Sunday's match will be the Ram's first at the URI Soccer Complex for the 2019 season.
  • The Rams have traveled for wins at UNH (1-0) and Wagner (1-0) before hosting their first home game.
  • Rhode Island enters Sunday's game after traveling to the ACC's Pittsburgh to draw a 1-1 tie.
  • Sophomore Rebecca D'Anna scored the lone goal for the Rams, her first of the season and second of her career.
  • The draw was Rhody's first tie of the season (2-1-1).
  • Three Rams have scored a goal in the last four games- D'Anna and freshmen Tali O'Leary (vs. UNH) and Brooke Cavino (vs. Wagner).
  • Freshman Carrie Ellis leads Rhody with six shots, putting three on the frame.
  • Freshman goalkeeper Teresa Morrissey has 16 saves in four games. She's posted two shutouts in her rookie campaign.

Sacred Heart Quick Facts

  • Sacred Heart comes into the game after winning the last two straight games, outscoring their opponents 6-3.
  • Last time out, the Pioneers defeated Hartford 3-2 in a double overtime win.
  • Freshman Michelle Clarkin leads Sacred Heart with four goals.
  • Sacred Heart swept the Northeast Conference weekly awards this week. Clarkin was tabbed Player of the Week and freshman goalkeeper Elyssa Kipperman
  • earned the Defensive Player and Rookie of the Week.

Series Notes

  • Sunday will be the fourth overall meeting between Rhode Island and Sacred Heart.
  • Rhody leads the series, 2-1-0.
  • The last time the two teams faced was Sept. 7, 2014. The Rams defeated the Pioneers 2-1 at Sacred Heart.