PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men's soccer team was unable to solve Rhode Island College freshman goalkeeper Chris Moura (Rumford, R.I.) this afternoon, falling to the Anchormen 1-0. Moura registered a career-high 12 saves to earn his second shutout of the season.
Rhode Island College raised its record to 5-1-2, while Corsairs (4-2) had their three-match winning streak snapped. This afternoon's matched marked the first conference opener for both squads.
The Anchormen notched the lone goal of the match in the 33rd minute following a UMD foul that set up a straight-away free kick from just outside the box. Junior midfielder Emmanuel Asiedu chipped the decisive strike over the right shoulder of freshman goalkeeper Luis Carranza (New Bedford, Mass.) to give the hosts the eventual game-winning goal.
The Corsairs had an abundance of opportunities of their own throughout both halves, but failed to capitalize on any of their 25 shots in the game. UMD launched 10 shots in the first half and 15 shots in the second to go along with 11 corner kicks, but came up empty on multiple occasions as the visitors were stymied by Moura, who made brilliant save after brilliant save.
Carranza made one save and was tagged with the loss (3-1). His replacement, freshman goalkeeper Andrew Deane (Woburn, Mass.), made three saves in 45 minutes of scoreless action.
UMass Dartmouth will return to action at 12 p.m. on Sept. 28, when the Corsairs host Little East rival UMass Boston.