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Men’s soccer keeps the ball rolling

Updated: Jan 31, 2023

Jenfrin Rodriguez

Sports Editor

Picture of Sa-Leem Kamarah via

The Anchormen continue their dominance as they win their sixth game in a row after a 3-0 shutout win over Plymouth State to improve to 7-2 on the year. As the season progresses, the team is getting hot at the right time on both ends of the pitch. The Anchormen’s potent offense has continued to put pressure on defenses for the duration of the game and when they are in attack mode it becomes extremely difficult to deal with them. The 25 shots taken with 14 shots on target is the complete opposite of Plymouth State’s seven shots and three on target. Games like this makes it easier for the defense and goal keeper since their jobs become more manageable due to the lack of work needed. However, as shown in the prior home game, the defense and goal keeper are more than capable of stepping up when needed.

Senior forward Sa-Leem-Kamarah scored his first and second goals of the season in the first half of the game. The added pressure he put on the defense was on full display with five shots on target in addition to an assist as well. He was responsible for all the goals scored on the day, adding to the high powered offense. Junior forward Luis Blanco had the other goal to account for the team’s total scoring.

Senior forward Jonathan Oliveira assisted for the second time this season. Kamarah also got his second assist of the year with the one in today’s game. While Blanco rounded out the team’s score with an assist of his own to make it two on the year.

Senior Goalkeeper Charlie Tashjian had three saves in the game to help RIC get their fifth shutout in their last six games. With the team continuing to develop at this pace, Tashjian has remained consistent in his effort. His ability to be an anchor on defense and stop so many what would be scores is what gives the Anchormen the ability and confidence to continue to attack.

The team is mainly composed of many juniors and seniors who view this as their last chance to make a run at a Little East Championship. With the experience the team has playing together, it gives them better chemistry and it is blossoming on the pitch. Things that can only come out of knowing the person besides you well for over three or four years. The veteran presence in the locker room can also be helpful for the younger players on the roster to give them an idea of how the team operates.

The Anchormen will play their next two games on the road beginning with Roger Williams University on Tuesday October 5 at 4 p.m. RIC’s next home game will not take place until October 13 at 4 p.m.

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