Archive - 2010 - Sports Article
By ERIC RUEB
WEST GREENWICH â€“ As his players joked heading into the postgame handshake, Exeter-West Greenwich boys soccer coach Matt Savoie shouted out a quick reminder that regardless of the result in Monday, itâ€™s not going to matter for long.
â€śGuys, itâ€™s only Round 2. Thereâ€™s one more to go,â€ť he said after the Knightsâ€™ 4-1 drubbing of rival Tiverton Monday. â€śThis one means nothing.â€ť
Mondayâ€™s win over the Tiverton â€“ the same school that beat them 1-0 in last yearâ€™s Division III semifinals and again 1-0 earlier this season â€“ didnâ€™t exactly mean nothing.
By JAMES BESSETTE
LINCOLN â€” With close to 20 minutes left in the match on Monday night at Chet Nichols Field, a few rain drops began to fall and a couple of â€śuh ohsâ€ť were uttered by a few soccer players from both the Chariho and Lincoln girls squads.
But the deluge on the scoreboard occurred very early in the match and the Chargersâ€™ mindset of hoping to start anew and get back on the winning track was flooded with the thoughts of â€śhere we go again.â€ť
By BRANDEN MELLO
NARRAGANSETT â€” The Coventry boys soccer team had the first and last goal-scoring chance in Fridayâ€™s Division II-South contest with Narragansett.
Every chance in between those Oaker efforts belonged to the Mariners and the home side made the most of its opportunities.
Narragansett, needing a win to stay in the hunt for a Division II playoff spot, received two goals apiece from sophomore forward Tod Wright and senior midfielder Pat Stone in a 7-0 victory over the struggling Oakers.
By ERIC RUEB
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€” Headed to the bench after a dramatic comeback in Game 2 of Monday nightâ€™s battle with North Kingstown, the South Kingstown girls volleyball didnâ€™t huddle up and start talking about how they could finish off the Skippers and avoid a collapse thatâ€™s been synonymous with the Rebels this season.
With a 13-7 win over East Providence Friday night, the Bishop Hendricken Hawks continued their recent stretch of dominance at the top of the Rhode Island Sports Media High School Football Poll, garnering all 11 first-place votes to finish 13 points ahead of Portsmouth for first place.
Below, see the full Top 20 from this week. Check out this week's SRIN Sports Sections for full High School Football coverage.
# School (First Place Votes) -- Total Points--Last Week
1. Hendricken (11) -- 220 -- 1
2. Portsmouth-- 207 -- 2
The University of Rhode Island football team was inches, literally, away from a monumental win over Maine Saturday afternoon but a fumble by quarterback Steve Probst on a third-and-goal play from the one-yard line with one second to go ultimately put the final nail in the Ramsâ€™ coffin as URI fell to 2-5 on the season with a heartbreaking 28-23 loss on Homecoming Day.
For full coverage of this game, pick up a copy of this Wednesdayâ€™s Narragansett Times newspaper.
The Al Georgio show continued to chug right through the heart of Division IV Saturday afternoon as the Exeter-West Greenwich senior runner back racked up an impressive 285 yards â€¦ on just eight carries as the Scarlet Knights improved to 6-0 in D-IV with a 42-13 win over Smithfield.
Exeterâ€™s Matt Ricard also scored his first career touchdown in the victory.
For more on this game, pick up a copy of this Thursdayâ€™s Standard Times newspaper.