Archive - Apr 25, 2013 - Sports Article
COVENTRY â The final score of Fridayâs Division I-South game would indicate the young Coventry baseball team suffered its second straight heavy defeat.
But thereâs a big difference between the terrible five innings the Oakers played Wednesday against Toll Gate and the solid seven innings they put together in a 9-1 defeat to reigning Division I-South champion North Kingstown.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â According to North Kingstown boys lacrosse coach Steve Alviti this season has gotten off to a âperplexingâ start.
Not much became any clearer Monday as the Skippers dropped their third straight decision, a 17-10 loss to Barrington.
âI canât tell you,â said a speechless Alviti following Mondayâs contest. âThis is how weâve been playing.
âItâs just bad decision making. When weâre on the field we lose sight of things. We make some mistakes, let teamâs get ahead of us and then we canât get out of the hole. Itâs been the same way the past three games.â
NORTH KINGSTOWN â Generally, there is no need for extra hype when any North Kingstown team squares off against South Kingstown.
This is what made it a bit of a surprise when a sluggish Skippers boys volleyball team took to their home court and fell to the Rebels 25-17, 23-25, 25-22, 25-21 Tuesday night.
âI was disappointed in how [my team] performed,â North coach Joanne Fitts said. âWe just seemed to be one half step behind. I donât understand that, so thatâs my job between tonight and tomorrow.â
Last season the East Greenwich golf team had to play their way into the state tournament after finishing the regular season in third place in the Central Division.
This spring the Avengers could very well find themselves in the same position.
The Avs kicked off the season Tuesday with a 166-238 victory over Warwick Veterans on a blustery day at Warwick Country Club.
While 166 is a solid score for a first match, EG coach
Marc Brocato feels his team could be capable of much better marks this season.
EAST GREENWICHâBarringtonâs 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.
âThis team is the best team in the state, we knew that and they played like it,â senior Marielle Kraft said. âThey 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 GREENWICHâOne game at a time.
Itâs about as big of a clichĂ© as there is in sports but for the East Greenwich boys lacrosse team itâs the only thing it can do at this point in the season.
âAs long as thereâs continued improvement,â EG boys lacrosse coach Brian Trapani adds as a caveat. âAre we doing things better today than we did yesterday?
âToday 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 onâŠwe did a good job moving the ball on offense so itâs an improvement.â
NEWPORTâThe 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.
âWeâve been on a roll offensively,â Narragansett coach Keith Vellone said. âWe came out, got two in the first and just kept rolling from there.
âI give the kids a lot of credit. They picked up where we left off in the previous game.â
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.
WAKEFIELDâAfter a disappointing loss in their season opener the Prout baseball team bounced back with an 11-1 victory over Tiverton in five innings Saturday.
âItâs a good day for Prout,â said Crusaders coach Mike LaBarbera. âWeâre going to hit, itâs no secretâŠ Certainly, a couple things didnât go Tivertonâs way. Weâre not as good as the result today and they certainly arenât as bad.â
By the end of the game they were clicking but it was a sloppy start for the Prout bats.
SOUTH KINGSTOWNâIf 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.