by: Meghan O’Brien ’25
Welcome back Club Sports, as we enter our 2022-23 academic and athletic season. Our program’s teams have already recommenced and begun this year’s hustle.
Our Club Sports teams have already had about three weeks’ worth of competition, and this is how they have done so far.
There have been 17 regattas that the URI Sailing team has competed in already this season. A few of the events in early September had trouble with weather and conditions, but ultimately there has been a good effort from the team in these contests.
The team took it on the road to acquire their first win of the season in Chicago this past weekend. On Saturday, racing started in high breeze, and the team successfully placed in the top 3 in every race. Sunday breeze was lighter however the team was able to pull out wins.
The sailing team hosted 14 teams out of the Sailing Center this past weekend, which generated their second win of the season.
The URI Field Hockey team took a quick trip to Providence College on Sunday, where they had their first game of the season. However, this resulted in a 5-0 loss.
The Men’s Rugby team has had three games this month to begin their season, and two of those games were played with a home-field advantage.
For the team’s season opener, they played against Boston College but fell short 47-12. The following two games were against Columbia University, then URI’s Men’s Rugby traveled to Yale University. The Men’s Rugby team is 0-3 in their season at this point.
The URI Men’s Soccer team is a new addition to the Club Sports department this year.
The team has competed in four competitions this month so far. For the season opener, they traveled to the University of Hartford. However, Hartford had to forfeit due to poor field conditions and a rescheduled time could not be agreed upon. This resulted in an automatic win for the Men’s Soccer Team.
The next series of games for the URI Men’s Soccer team was a home game and an away game versus the University of Connecticut. Unfortunately, URI lost both games, but the team wanted to recognize senior Garrett Rospars for scoring a quality long free kick in the away game.
The University of Rhode Island’s Women’s Soccer team is also new to the Club Sports department this year.
The team won their season opener against Stonehill College. Goal Scorers were Jackie Osmanski, Mattie Sullivan, Erin Daniel, and Lily Loparto with two goals.
This past weekend, The URI Women’s Soccer Team competed in a tournament held by Providence College. They tied PC (0-0) in the first game and it was a very close game. URI then fell short in their matchup against BC with a score of 4-0.