April 25th, 2013
EAST GREENWICHâ€”Barringtonâ€™s Mary Coogan, Kelly Dolan and Madeline Soutter are three of the best girls lacrosse players in the state.
Tuesday at East Greenwich they showed why.
The Barrington trio combined for 10 goals as the Eagles went on to down the Avengers 17-7 Tuesday in a battle of Division I leaders.
â€śThis team is the best team in the state, we knew that and they played like it,â€ť senior Marielle Kraft said. â€śThey never let down no matter what the score is on the board and to have them be denying us the entire game was really difficult.
EAST GREENWICHâ€”One game at a time.
Itâ€™s about as big of a clichĂ© as there is in sports but for the East Greenwich boys lacrosse team itâ€™s the only thing it can do at this point in the season.
â€śAs long as thereâ€™s continued improvement,â€ť EG boys lacrosse coach Brian Trapani adds as a caveat. â€śAre we doing things better today than we did yesterday?
â€śToday everyone got a good amount of playing time so the team grows in that way. We got some shots, cleared the ball after some weak clears early onâ€¦we did a good job moving the ball on offense so itâ€™s an improvement.â€ť
NEWPORTâ€“The hits just keep on coming for the Narragansett baseball team.
The Mariners battered their way to a fifth consecutive victory Monday, putting a 9-4 beating on Rogers at Cardines Field.
â€śWeâ€™ve been on a roll offensively,â€ť Narragansett coach Keith Vellone said. â€śWe came out, got two in the first and just kept rolling from there.
â€śI give the kids a lot of credit. They picked up where we left off in the previous game.â€ť
WEST WARWICK â€” The regular season is about finding an identity which will carry you through the playoffs.
Monday afternoon the West Warwick baseball team took a big step toward finding an identity, while defending Division II-South champion Prout is still trying to find its footing with a young group of players.
WAKEFIELDâ€”After a disappointing loss in their season opener the Prout baseball team bounced back with an 11-1 victory over Tiverton in five innings Saturday.
â€śItâ€™s a good day for Prout,â€ť said Crusaders coach Mike LaBarbera. â€śWeâ€™re going to hit, itâ€™s no secretâ€¦ Certainly, a couple things didnâ€™t go Tivertonâ€™s way. Weâ€™re not as good as the result today and they certainly arenâ€™t as bad.â€ť
By the end of the game they were clicking but it was a sloppy start for the Prout bats.
SOUTH KINGSTOWNâ€”If the Prout girls lacrosse team is going to secure its first winning season in Division I junior Abby Lyons is going to be a big part of it.
Through three league games Lyons has 10 goals but Saturday against neighboring South Kingstown she had her best scoring outburst of the season.
The junior center netted five goals â€“ four of which came in the first half â€“ as the Crusaders (3-2, 2-1 Division I-South) downed the Rebels (1-2, 1-2 D-I South) 11-7 Saturday.
WAKEFIELDâ€”The softball season may be just over three weeks old but the contenders in Division II-South are beginning to make themselves apparent.
As expected, everyone is chasing East Greenwich (5-1, 5-0 D-II South) so far but Monday afternoon West Warwick (3-1, 3-1 D-II South) made a statement that itâ€™s at the top of that next tier along with Pilgrim (4-1, 3-1 D-II South).
â€śItâ€™s looking like itâ€™s going to pan out that way,â€ť West Warwick coach Brian Palazzo said. â€śItâ€™s looking like itâ€™s going to be one of the three of us; either East Greenwich, Pilgrim or us.â€ť