PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Plymouth State University finished with a 12-8 advantage in shots, but Rhode Island College scored the only two goals of the game Saturday afternoon and the Anchormen went on to blank the Panthers, 2-0, in a Little East Conference men’s soccer game at Panther Field.
PSU outshot the Anchormen 6-5 in the opening half, but senior Derek Rocha (Fall River, Mass.) scored the only goal for RIC to give the visitors a 1-0 lead at the break. Junior Josh Silva (Dartmouth, Mass.) picked up an assist on the goal.
The Panthers had a 6-3 edge in second-half shots, but sophomore Matt Turbitt (Providence, R.I.) converted a through ball from junior Brandon Migliore (Coventry, R.I.) for RIC to make it a 2-0 game in the 68th minute.
Senior goalkeeper Jadon Neves (Warren, R.I.) made four saves in the RIC goal to post his second shutout of the season. Junior Tyler Shute (Deerfield, N.H.) stopped five shots in the Panther goal.
Plymouth State, 4-6-1 overall and 2-3-0 in LEC games, gets right back into action Sunday with a non-conference game at Middlebury (3:00 p.m.) RIC, 6-6-2 overall and 2-2-1 in the LEC, plays again Wednesday at Westfield State (7:00 p.m.)
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