Murray’s weekly roundup

Need a place to find out what happened for each team on the campus of the Univer-
sity of Rhode Island? Murray’s Weekly Roundup is a new feature to the Good 5 Cent Cigar’s sports section, where each week contributing sports reporter Sam Murray updates and recaps what each team accomplished over the past week.

Need a place to find out what happened for each team on the campus of the University of Rhode Island? Murray’s Weekly Roundup is a new feature to the Good Five Cent Cigar’s sports section. Each week contributing sports reporter Sam Murray updates and recaps what each team accomplished over the past week.  

Football         

The football team suffered a heartbreaking defeat on Homecoming Weekend against No 14 Elon 35-34. JaJuan Lawson got his first career start at quarterback and lead the Rams to a season-high in points scored, but was intercepted in the red zone with 28 seconds left in regulation to secure the victory for the Phoenix. Lawson finished with 327 total yards and two touchdowns, while Aaron Parker recorded his school record ninth consecutive game with a receiving touchdown. They look to rebound against the Albany Greyhounds next Saturday in Albany.

Men’s Soccer

The Men’s Soccer team suffered their first loss since Sept. 2 when they were defeated by the Atlantic 10 leading University of Massachusetts Minutemen 2-1 in overtime on Wednesday. Chae Brangman recorded the lone goal of the game for the Rams and his seventh overall goal of the season, but the Minutemen scored the next two goals including the game-winner in overtime. Sunday was not much better for Rhode Island as they got shutout by Fordham at the URI Soccer Complex 2-0. Men’s soccer looks to finish the season on a positive note Wednesday against the Duquesne Dukes on senior night at the URI Soccer Complex.

Women’s Soccer

The Women’s Soccer team finished the season winless in conference play, dropping their ninth and tenth consecutive losses this week starting with a 2-1 double-overtime loss to VCU. Svana Hermannsdottir and the Rams tied the game up at 1 a piece in the second half off of a free kick and goalies Montana Ligman and Haley Brennan combined for 13 saves, but VCU chipped in the game-winner in the 101st minute. In the team’s final game on Sunday, Rhode Island got off to a 2-0 lead thanks to two consecutive goals for Taylor Ross, but Fordham countered with three consecutive goals in the span of three minutes and 56 seconds late in the game to secure Rhode Island the 14th seed in the Atlantic 10 Women’s Soccer Tournament.

Men’s and Women’s Cross Country

Men’s cross country finished 9 out of 18 schools at the CCSU Mini Meet in New Britain, Connecticut while Women’s cross country finished 18 out of 21. Alec Front finished first for the men and 19 overall with a time of 15:33, while Saige Grazia finished first for the women and 55 overall with a time of 11:04. Both programs look to make some noise in the Atlantic 10 Championship this Saturday.

Women’s Volleyball

Volleyball dropped two contests this week to drop to 9-13 overall. Live Lunde Fossdal lead the way for the Rams with 14.5 points and 13 kills Friday against Davidson, but it wasn’t enough as the Wildcats would secure a 3-1 victory, winning the last three sets after Rhode Island won the first. In the battle for the superior Rams on Sunday, VCU would sweep Rhode Island 3-0. Fossdal once again lead Rhode Island with 10.5 points, while Kylee Wolfe lead the team with 31 total attempts. The team looks to rebound Friday against Fordham.

Men’s and Women’s Rowing

Rowing participated in the 52 Head of the Charles Regatta this past weekend. On Saturday, Dominic Campione and Joe Martinez finished 15 in the Men’s Championship Doubles with a time of 18:20.002, while Connor Moulton placed 13 in the men’s club fours with a time of 17:37.126. On Sunday Kelly Rothenberger and Caitlin Nearing placed 6 with a time of 21:56.445 in the Mixed Inclusion 2x, while Connor Dunn placed 13 in the Men’s Lightweight Fours with a time of 16:59.665. Rowing will next participate in the Princeton Chase this Sunday.