MILTON, Mass. – The Curry College men's soccer team lost to Rhode Island College, 2-0, on Wednesday evening at the Walter M. Katz Field. With the win the Anchormen improve to 9-4-1 overall while the Colonels fell to 8-6-1 on the season.
Freshman Komla Dogbey (Providence, R.I.) netted both goals for his team, earning them their eighth victory on the season. The first half was even in stats with R.I.C. holding just a slight advantage in shots at 7-6 and 4-3 in saves. The teams battled back and forth trying to get a first half lead. Dogbey however scored the eventual game-winner at the 31:37 minute mark. Dogbey was able to maneuver around two Colonel defenders and take on sophomore goaltender Dan Johnson (Easton, Conn.) one-on-one. Johnson came out to meet him but came up short after he one-timed it low into the corner of the net. The Anchormen had three corner kicks in the half but couldn't capitalize on their opportunities. Freshman goaltender Adam Ghazal (Pawtucket, R.I.) was solid between the pipes making four stops to keep Curry scoreless.
The Colonels led in shots in final frame 11-8 but Ghazal came up with eight big saves to shut out Curry. The Anchormen landed just four of their eight strikes one net, one resulting in their second and final tally on the night. With just 20 minutes remaining junior Jose Zarraga (Providence, R.I.) sent a beautiful cross to Dogbey who was able to one touch it past Johnson. Curry rallied off four shots after Dogbey's tally including a chance at getting on the board from a corner kick but the Colonels came up short giving way to R.I.C.
The Colonels finished with 17 shots, 12 fouls and one corner kick. The Anchormen finished with 15 shots, 19 fouls and three corner kicks.
Johnson made six saves in net for Curry in the loss. Ghazal made an impressive 12 saves in net for R.I.C. for the win.
Curry returns to action on Friday, October 17 when they host Commonwealth Coast Conference opponent Gordon College for a 7:00 p.m. game start. R.I.C. hosts Eastern Connecticut on Saturday, October 18 in a 1:00 p.m. start