Rams Blank Sacred Heart for Third Win of the Season

Photo Credit: Mike Scott
Photo Credit: Mike Scott

RHODE ISLAND (3-1-1)
Starters: Morrissey (GK), D'Anna, Haggerty, Luker, Bentick, Fitzgerald, Sengphilom, Goncalves, Derry, Ellis, Cavino
Substitutes: Bike, Mogauro, Mayo, Ross, O'Leary, Caso, Rosenthal

Sacred Heart (2-3-1)
Starters: Kipperman (GK), White, Clarkin, Stahelski, Mancini, Busch, Juliano, Bushka, Malloy, Green, Rosso
Substitutes: Klem, Rimmel, Roberts, Peloro, Gallotto, Buckley, Malloy, Ludkiewicz, Savko, Giammarusco, Charbonneau, Pearson, Sickler, Crawford

Scoring Summary
49:22 - URI - Cavino (Luker)
69:19 - URI - Caso

How it Happened
Rhode Island's defense was dominant as the Rams blanked Sacred Heart 2-0 Sunday afternoon.

The Rams did not allow a shot on goal until the 59th minute. Keeper Teresa Morrissey needed to make just three saves while recording her third shutout of the season.

Freshman Brooke Cavino made sure the defensive effort wasn't wasted. She broke the scoreless tie in the 50th minute. Cavino took a pass from Karlee Luker, shook her defender and beat the keeper for her second goal of her rookie campaign. Rhode Island padded the lead in the 70th minute on the first goal of Lily Caso's career. Her shot from the left of the box found the back of the net and secured the win.

Inside the Box Score

  • With its third win of the season, Rhode Island has matched its combined win total from the last two years.
  • The Rams pushed their unbeaten streak to three matches. The last such streak for the team came in 2016, when URI sandwiched wins over Duquesne and Davidson around a tie against George Washington.
  • All three players who tallied points for the Rams were freshmen. Brooke Cavino had her second goal of the season, while Lily Caso came off the bench to score her first career goal. Karlee Luker provided the first assist of her career.
  • In addition to allowing just three shots on goal, Rhode Island's defense gave up just three corner kicks.

What's Next
The Rams are back at home Thursday, Sept. 12 when they host Holy Cross. Game time is set for 7 p.m.