The University of Rhode Islandâ€™s womenâ€™s soccer team lost 2-0 in aÂ competitive game against Northeastern University onÂ Sunday, dropping them to aÂ 3-3-1 record for the 2015 soccer season.
Rhode Island gave up a PK kick to the Huskies in the 25th minute. URI headÂ coach Michael NeedhamÂ said he was surprised juniorÂ goalkeeper Katie Nickles, who is leading the conference in saves, â€œcouldnâ€™t clean that one up.â€
Rhode Island went down 2-0, when Northeastern netted another goal in the 38th minute.
“[During halftime] weÂ talked about goingÂ out into the second half and putting more pressure on northeastern,” Needham said.
The Rams battled in the second half, Â putting theÂ ball in dangerous areas on Northeasternâ€™s side of theÂ field. However, they couldn’t find the back of the net.
Coach Needham was â€œpleased with the result of the game,â€ and saidÂ theÂ team â€œworks hard together andÂ each team that brings a new challenge.â€
Rhode Island is moving into conference playÂ and hostÂ the University of Vermont on SundayÂ Sept. 20 at 1 p.m.