Armskog nets second of the year in LEC setback
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Junior Erik Armskog (Gothenburg, Sweden) picked up his second goal of the year, but the Plymouth State University men's soccer team came up short in a 3-1 setback at Rhode Island College in a Little East Conference (LEC) contest at Alumni Field on Saturday afternoon.
The Anchormen took a 2-0 lead in the first 22 minutes, but Armskog's goal just before the end of the first half cut the deficit in half. RIC added an insurance tally in the 61st minute to secure the league win.
Plymouth State falls to 1-6-3 overall and 0-2-2 in the Little East, while RIC improves to 6-4-1 and 4-1-0 in conference play.
Plymouth State 1, Rhode Island College 3
Plymouth State (1-6-3, 0-2-2 LEC)
Rhode Island College (7-4-1, 4-1-0 LEC)
How it Happened:
- The Anchormen wasted no time getting on the scoreboard when junior Sa-Leem Kamarah (North Providence, R.I.) set up freshman Thomas Aldana (Providence, R.I.) for his team-leading fifth goal in the ninth minute of action.
- RIC increased its lead when senior Jack Clancey (Narragansett, R.I.) found sophomore Brandon Ramos (Boston, Mass.) for his first goal of the day to make it 2-0 in the 22nd minute.
- The Panthers were able to put in their only goal of the afternoon in the final seconds of the firs thalf. Armskog redirected the ball into the net off a rebound following a shot from sophomore Ryan Brown (Milton, Vt.) with just three seconds left on the clock to pull within a goal, 2-1, at the half.
- Ramos iced the win with his second goal of the day in the 61st minute.
Inside the Numbers:
- Junior Linus Lindeberg (Stockholm, Sweden) made six saves in the loss, while his counterpart, junior Charlie Tashjian (West Warwick, R.I.), needed 12 stops to earn the win.
- RIC held a 20-16 advantage in shots, though 13 of the Panthers' shots were on target as compared to just nine of the Anchormen's.
Straight From the Coach's Mouth:
"I thought we battled hard on a very tough surface and created enough good opportunities to have gotten at least a tie," said head coach Rob Wright. "Unfortunately for us we just couldn't convert and their keeper came up big on several occasions."
- Plymouth State heads to in-state rival Keene State for another LEC tilt on Wednesday (Oct. 16) at 7:00 p.m.
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