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Successful senior day for the men’s soccer team

Updated: Jan 31, 2023

Jenfrin Rodriguez

Sports Editor

After losing in their previous game against Connecticut 2-1, the Anchormen had a dominant showing in their 5-1 win over Elms College. Saturday saw Senior day take place at Rhode Island College (RIC). The team put on a show to improve to 9-6 on the year. Prior to the game seniors Charlie Tashjian, Kossivi Dogbey and Sa-Leem Kamarah were recognized in a ceremony.

Dogbey scored a header and had two shots on goal while also notching in an assist on the day. The header marked the first goal of the season for the senior midfielder. Kamarah had a goal of his own after drawing a penalty to put him at three goals in the season. In addition to a goal, he also recorded an assist. Tashjian had eight saves out of the nine shots on target to round out the performance of the seniors.

Sophomore midfielder Anthony Recinos had two shots on goal while scoring a goal for his first of the season. Junior forward Luis Blanco only needed one shot attempt to record a goal for his eight score of the season. Graduate student James Petrella rounded out the scoring by notching a goal of his own after a corner kick resulted in him getting a header into the net.

By the numbers this game could have easily been much different with Elms having nine shots on target compared to RIC’s 11 on target. The Anchormen simply played better defensively and did not make as many costly mistakes. Elms giving up a penalty was a goal that could have been prevented. They needed a couple of things to go their way, could have been saving one or two more shots or scoring on the chances they generated. Despite both teams having 14 fouls, Elms’ fouls led to more corner kicks for RIC and two out of the five goals scored came directly from a foul.

The Anchormen will play the last two remaining games of the season on the road. The first game against Fitchburg State College on Tuesday Oct. 26. Then followed by the last regular season game on Saturday, Oct. 30 when they match up with Keene State.


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