Archive - Nov 2010 - Sports Article
The Exeter-West Greenwich girls volleyball overcame a tremendous effort from Burrillville Saturday afternoon, capturing the Division II championship with a hard-fought 25-22, 25-27, 25-20, 29-27 victory at URI's Keaney Gym.
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The Prout girls volleyball team captured its second consecutive Division I championship, and sixth title overall in the last six years, with a 25-20, 25-19, 25-16 sweep of Coventry Saturday afternoon at URI.
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WAKEFIELDâWhen the Coventry girls volleyball team walked off the Prout High School gymnasium floor as victims of an eye-opening 3-0 sweep at the hands of the Crusaders last month, Oakers coach Leo Bush knew that one moment would define his team for the rest of the season.
âThey served us off the court,â Bush said.
It was a rare moment of weakness for the Oakers, who hadnât lost a game prior to that one âŠ and havenât lost one since. It was a moment in which Bush knew his girls would learn a lot about themselves.
By ERIC RUEB
WEST GREENWICH â Even as the No. 1 seed in the Division III girls soccer playoffs, Exeter-West Greenwich coach Kevin Fraser was worried.
Thanks to Mondayâs storm that postponed the first round to Tuesday, Knights hadnât played in 10 days and even in those final two games â a tie with Pilgrim on Oct. 28 and a win over Westerly on Oct. 29 â the team didnât have its best showing.
After being pushed back a day thanks to rainouts earlier in the week, four local girls soccer teams will play with a berth to the finals on the line today.
In Division I, South Kingstown plays East Greenwich at East Greenwich High School at 6 p.m. EGHS was chosen as the site for the semifinals before the season started.
In Division II, Exeter-West Greenwich plays Ponaganset at Cranston Stadium at 6 p.m.
In Division III, Narragansett plays Burrillville at 4 p.m. at Gaudet Middle School in Middletown.
Four area teams played in playoff games Wednesday, and things didn't go great for three of them.
In boys soccer, South Kingstown did all it could to try and stop undefeated Barrington, but the Rebels fell in a tough game, 2-1. In the nightcap, North Kingstown played No. 2-seed Shea and lost, 3-0.
In girls volleyball, two local teams met in the Division II semifinal.
While neither team played especially well, Exeter-West Greenwich's powerful serving and play at the net allowed the Knights to top West Warwick, 27-25, 23-25, 25-17, 25-14, advancing to their first title game since 1999.
By PAUL J. SPETRINI
KINGSTONâThe Coventry girls volleyball team was forced to sit and wait in the stands at URIâs Keaney Gymnasium for well over an hour Tuesday night as Prout and Mount St. Charles battled back and forth in an epic, five-game showdown that the Crusaders ultimately won 21-25, 25-15, 20-25, 25-11, 19-17 to earn a spot in the Division I Finals.
Itâs safe to say the Oakers didnât mind, however, as what happened when they finally hit the floor was a moment eight years in the making.