Archive - Oct 21, 2010 - Sports Article
By BRANDEN MELLO
CRANSTON â€” It was only a matter of time before the Narragansett girls soccer team finished one of its numerous goal-scoring chances Tuesday afternoon.
Time and Cranston East goalie Jesse Handler, however, won out.
After giving away a soft goal early in the first half, the Mariners tied the Thunderbolts on a beautiful goal by Jacyln Iannucci, The final 57 minutes of the top-of-the-table III-Central clash were spent in Cranston Eastâ€™s end of the field, but the Mariners simply couldnâ€™t solve Handler in a 1-1 draw.
By ERIC RUEB
WOOD RIVER JCT. â€“ With the season winding down, the team healthy and the play starting to get back to championship form, Prout girls volleyball coach Dan Greene was hoping the Crusaders could carry their play over from the previous week into Tuesdayâ€™s match at Chariho.
But while the sweep of the Chargers might have looked easy, it wasnâ€™t a step in the direction the coach was looking for.
By ERIC RUEB
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ For the final 35 minutes, the South Kingstown boys soccer team outplayed and outhustled Chariho and while the Rebels didnâ€™t come up with a goal, it was the type of performance SK needs to have as it prepares for the postseason.
But the two-minute span that preceded the final 35 minutes is exactly the type of soccer the Rebels didnâ€™t want to see.
By ERIC RUEB
PAWTUCKET â€“ In her first try at the Girls Tennis Singles Championship Tournament, North Kingstownâ€™s Hannah reached the quarterfinals and in her second try last season, she reached the semifinals.
The pattern of growth continued last weekend.
Zangariâ€™s play Saturday and Sunday showed why sheâ€™s the undisputed No. 2 player in the state and next Sunday, sheâ€™s going to give it all she has to unseat defending champion Rebecca Curran of Bay View in the finals of the singles tournament at Slater Park at noon.
By ERIC RUEB
WEST GREENWICH â€“ Exeter-West Greenwich girls soccer coach Kevin Fraser was not a happy camper.
For starters, Mount St. Charles had some transportation issues and didnâ€™t arrive at EWG until 4:30, 30 minutes after the game was scheduled to start and his Knights had been waiting at the field for well over an hour.
And just before the game was about to start, there seemed to be more concern on the EWG side about what to do in the pre-game huddle than focus on the game at hand, which didnâ€™t make Fraser super pleased.
By PAUL J. SPETRINI
WOOD RIVER JCT. â€” As Tiverton girls soccer coach Chris Messenger walked off the field at Chariho High School Monday night, he turned to Chargersâ€™ coach Najih Lazar and congratulated him on a great game, saying Chariho gave his Tiger girls â€śall they could handleâ€ť and Lazar couldnâ€™t have been more pleased.
Because sometimes, when youâ€™re in the midst of an injury-plagued, rebuilding year, all you can ask for is to be competitive and to not quit.
And the Chargers passed both of those tests with flying colors Monday.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Jen Miller knew what to expect.
The East Greenwich girls tennis No. 2 singles player was facing the No. 4 seed from Division I, and the Avenger senior had lost to Proutâ€™s Kate Gilligan in the past. Miller just wanted to go out, have fun, play well and let the result take care of itself.
On another court, teammate Aleksandra Drljaca didnâ€™t have much an idea of what to expect.
The Avsâ€™ No. 1 singles player was making her Girls Tennis Singles Championship Tournament debut and knew she was going to face some tough opponents.
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Chariho travels to Coventry to take on the Oakers in a Division II matchup between two teams fighting for a playoff spot - and the right to say they're one of the division's best.
The Chariho Times and Kent County Times will be on the sidelines for the game, with full story hitting the KCT on Saturday and the Chariho Times on Nov. 4.
The Exeter-West Greenwich boys soccer team has been one of the top teams in Division III this season, but West Warwick hasn't been bad either.
Wednesday at 3:30 p.m., the Wizards head to EWG to take on the Knights. Exeter needs a win to prove it can win a D-III title while the Wizards need to win to prove they can compete for one.
For the story, pick up the 10/28 edition of the Kent County Times or the 10/29 edition of the Coventry Courier.
The two best field hockey teams in Division I-B - and maybe in the state - meet up Tuesday for a rivalry game.
North comes into Tuesday night's game needing to gain a mental edge on rival East Greenwich while the Avengers want to show they're the best team in the state - and right now, it's tough to argue with them.
The game begins at Tuesday at 7 p.m. at East Greenwich High School.
For a full report and photos from the game, pick up the 10/28 edition of the East Greenwich Pendulum or North Kingstown Standard-Times.