It was Patrick Agyemang's world on Wednesday night and everyone in attendance at the URI Soccer Complex, including the Brown Bears, down I-95 from Providence, were just living in it. The forward, team captain and soul leader of the Rams powered his way through the Bears defense with the same will and determination he had been pressing on all season. At the end of it all, he had blasted three goals against the twine at the back of the posts and the Rams rolled to a victory. He has now netted four goals through the last five matches, tallying an assist in there as well.
Agyemang struck first, putting the Rams on the board in the 6th minute on a shot to the upper left 90 from Edvin Akselsen, the first of his two assists on the night.
A Kyle Gee corner kick in the 14th minute found Will Crain through traffic in the attacking 6yd. box for the Bears and for a moment leveled the match at 1-1. Both sides were able to defend that score-line to the halftime break before Agyemang took back the lead at 2-1 with a crossing right to left dagger in the 61st.
Akselsen and Agyemang teamed up one more time, as he slotted a ball through that was chipped home inside the near post and gave Agyemang the hat trick.
Stefan Schmidt stood tall in net again for the Rams against a Bears attack that had netted ten goals on its first 15 shots of the season but was held to just one goal on 15 shots in the game. The hat trick for Patrick Agyemang was the first by a Rhode Island player since Matt Sykes scored three times in a 3-1 win over Bryant on Sept. 8, 2013. The Rams closed the non-conference season at 4-1-1 and will turn towards a date on Saturday at the URI Soccer Complex with VCU as they quest for another Atlantic 10 Championship.