September 2, 2012
RAMS TOUGH IT OUT
Rhody holds off Bryant for 2-1 win
KINGSTON, R.I. – Rhode Island scored early in each half to defeat Bryant 2-1 at the URI Soccer Complex on Sunday.
The Rams improve to 4-1, while the Bulldogs fall to 3-2.
The Rams struck first in the tenth minute when Lucy Gildein collected a rebound off of Bryant keeper Lauren Viverito put home her second goal of the season, giving URI the early 1-0 advantage. Despite four shots on goal in the opening half, the Bulldogs were unable to tally a score.
In the 53rd minute, Ashley Evangelista tallied the second score of the game for the Rams and her second of the season. Evangelista received the pass from Gildein and fired a strike from about the top of the box to beat Viverito, doubling the URI advantage to 2-0.
In the 70th minute, sophomore Katy Biagi received the ball off a cross and delivered a quick pass to Alex Bengston in front of the goal for her second score of the season, cutting the URI lead in half.
Viverito had four saves in the game, three of which came in the final 45 minutes. URI goalkeeper Reilly Lindsey finished the game with six saves in her second win of the season.