Archive - Oct 2013 - Sports Article
NARRAGANSETT â When youâre a squad competing for a playoff spot like the Narragansett girls soccer team, losing a game down the stretch of the regular season stings.
Losing your best offensive player and one the stateâs best goal scorers, however, can be catastrophic.
The Mariners (4-4-1 Division II) dropped a 5-2 decision to Warwick Vets (8-2-0 D-II) Friday but more painful than the defeat was the loss of junior striker Chelsea Sahagain, who left the game just before halftime after colliding with a Vets player and did not return.
WEST GREENWICH â It went down to the wire as the Exeter-West Greenwich boys soccer team hosted Prout last Friday.
The Knights gave the Crusaders fits all afternoon and it took nearly every single one of the gameâs 90 minutes to decide the outcome, but ultimately Prout came away with the 2-1 win.
NARRAGANSETT â The Narragansett football team improved to 3-1 in Division III and 3-2 overall Saturday after a 36-14 home win over Ponaganset.
Showing off big-play artillery to go with a well-rounded performance, the Mariners got started early and dispatched the Chieftains with a couple of long touchdowns before its guests had even settled in.
COVENTRY â Sometimes the difference between a win and a loss is the width of a crossbar.
That was the case last Thursday afternoon for the Coventry and Narragansett boys soccer teams. Just a minute before halftime Mariner junior Jonathan Tartaro slammed a shot off Domenic Aguiarâs crossbar.
With the game still scoreless just minutes into the second half, Coventry junior midfielder Sam Burton ripped a shot from the top of the box. The ball looped over goalie Austin McKanna, ricocheted off the bottom of the crossbar and bounced into the net to lead the Oakers to a 1-0 Division II win.
PROVIDENCEâFor a team thatâs struggled to finish its scoring chances this season the South Kingstown boys soccer squad certainly picked a good day to find its touch around the net.
Friday the Rebels (8-2-0 Division I) emerged from a wild, back-and-forth second half to secure a 4-3 victory at Hope (5-4-1 Division I).
âWeâve been getting a little better at that,â SK coach Scott Rollins said of his teamâs ability to finish chances. âToday was weird because it was our defense that let us down a little bit but hey, win is a win and this is a tough place to play.â
PROVIDENCEâThe Division I football season is just four weeks old but it is already shaping up to be a wild finish.
Friday South Kingstown (3-2, 1-2 D-I) â fresh off a thrilling win over Portsmouth (4-1, 3-1 D-I) the week prior â dropped a 27-16 decision at La Salle (5-1, 3-1 D-I), whose only loss of the season came to the Patriots in week one.
Given that Cranston West, East Providence and Tolman have started 0-4 â while Barrington 3-0 and Hendricken 4-0 â the stage is setting up for a potential battle for two playoff spots between the Rebels, Patriots, Rams and Cranston East.
Nick Ross is off to a good start running with the La Salle University menâs cross country team.
Junior Ross, from East Greenwich (East Greenwich High), finished 16th out of 401 runners in the Gold Division race at last weekendâs Paul Short Invitational in Bethlehem, PA. His 8k time was 24:25 and it helped the Explorers finish sixth out of 47 teams.
Prior to that, Ross finished 16th out of 122 runners in the Main Line Invitational in Haverford, PA with a 4 mile time of 19:49.35.