PROVIDENCE, RI – Despite outshooting the hosts, 14-9, and holding the edge in corner kick opportunities, 6-5, the Western Connecticut State University men's soccer team suffered a setback as they fell at Little East Conference nemesis Rhode Island College, 1-0, on Saturday afternoon. With the loss, the Colonials dropped to 7-3 overall and 1-1 in league play, while the Anchormen improved to 4-4-1 and 1-1.
The game's lone goal came in the 85th minute of action when RIC freshman midfielder Ian Kampershroer (Ledyard, CT) controlled the ball down the left side of the field and made a perfect crossing pass, finding a wide-open Badiane, who headed the ball to the back of the net for his second goal of the year.
WestConn junior netminder Daniel Szabo (Trumbull, CT) finished with four saves in the losing effort. The Colonials had some high-quality scoring chances in the first half but RIC junior goalkeeper Charlie Tashjian (West Warwick, RI) kept them off the board. He finished with eight saves.
"I was disappointed we didn't convert on our opportunities today," explained WestConn head coach Joe Mingachos following the tough loss. "We need to regroup quickly and focus on our next game," he concluded.
The Colonials will look to snap their two-game losing skid at non-league opponent John Jay on Wednesday at 4 p.m.