Photo by Autumn Walter | The Rams took on George Washington University on Sept. 20 but failed to score a goal.
Rhode Island Women’s Soccer continued to struggle this past week, as they fell to 0-10 on the year.
The Rams lost to George Washington University on Thursday, Sept. 20, 4-0, a game that signaled the opening Atlantic-10 Conference play. Opening up the scoring for the Colonials was freshman Midfielder Marie Pareja in the 33rd minute. Soon following were two goals within three minutes by freshman Midfielder Beth Ellinport and senior Forward Charley Prevost in the 39th and 42nd minute respectively. Freshman Defender Hannah Zaluski finished the scoring for George Washington, with the final goal in the 50th minute.
The Colonials took 20 shots in this game, while URI only tallied six, four of those coming in the second half. Starting in goal for Rhode Island was sophomore Julia Freeman. She played only the first half, letting in three goals and making two saves. Senior Haley Brennan came in the second half, letting in one goal and stopped six shots herself. Freshman Midfielder Rebecca D’Anna led the Rams in shots, with two, both on the net.
The Rams also played the University of Massachusetts this past week, at home on Sunday. URI lost this game 1-0. Scoring the lone goal of the contest for the Minutewomen was sophomore forward Kelly Marra in the 72nd minute. For the Rams, senior goalie Haley Brennan got the nod at goalie, playing the full game. Brennan stopped a career-high nine saves against UMass. The Minutewomen outshot the Rams 21-5 in the game, 10-1 in the second half, and also took 11 corner kicks to the Rams three. Rhode Island only generated one shot on goal in the contest.
To recap the Rams first 10 games of the season, the Rams goal leaders are junior Forward Kelly Mayo and sophomore Forward Brooke Osmanski at two goals apiece. Mayo and Osmanksi also lead the team in points at four so far through the year. Mayo also leads the Rams in shots on goal percentage, at 1.000. Leading the Rams in assists is Freshman Midfielder Rebecca D’Anna. D’Anna also leads the team in shots on goal with nine and is tied for second in shots at 13. Leading the team in shots overall is Senior Forward Madison Waldron.
The Rams so far on the year are averaging 8.1 shots a game, while allowing opponents to take 17.1. The Rams are scoring 0.60 goals per game while allowing opponents to score 2.50 goals per game. The Rams have been knocking on the door this year when it comes to scoring goals, as they have a .494 shots on goal percentage.
Looking ahead to the upcoming week for Rhode Island, the Rams play at Saint Louis on Thursday, Sept. 27, and end the month of September with a home game against Fordham on Sunday, Sept. 30.