Archive - Sep 2013 - Sports Article
WAKEFIELD â€“ The good start to the 2013 season for the Prout boys soccer team just seems to keep getting better.
After three big wins to start the year, the Crusaders came out and dominated the first half of game four Wednesday afternoon and rolled on from there for a 3-1 win over visiting Tiverton.
Adrienne Bender is one of the top goal scorers in Division III but she does more than just score points for the Colby-Sawyer womenâ€™s soccer team.
Bender, from Wakefield (South Kingstown High), has three goals and an assist, including a game-winner, thus far for the 5-1 Chargers. She scored 28 goals the past two seasons and stands fourth on the schoolâ€™s career list with 87 points. She was named North Atlantic Conference Player of the Week after scoring two goals in a 5-1 victory over Norwich and picking up an assist in a 3-0 triumph over Mount Holyoke.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ As tends to happen in season openers, a tone was set for the North Kingstown boy soccer team two weeks ago when they opened the year against LaSalle.
The Skippers lost that day, 3-2, yielding three unanswered goals to the Rams before clawing back into the game late. The loss sparked a defense that has not yielded a goal since, reeling off three straight wins following their 2-0 decision over Tolman Monday night.
Itâ€™s a feeling Exeter-West Greenwich senior Kara Shaw had only experienced once in the previous four years prior to last Thursdayâ€™s 1-0 defeat at the hands of the East Greenwich girls soccer team.
Itâ€™s something Jack Livsey â€“ a senior captain for the Knightsâ€™ boys team â€“ hadnâ€™t seen since his freshman season, when EWG lost four games and finished as runner-up in Division III.
Now, both knew that an â€˜Lâ€™ was all but unavoidable this season with the girls team moving up from Division II to Division I and the boys team reeling from graduating 14 seniors.
EAST GREENWICH â€“ In the end the score looked much like one would expect with a reigning Division III runner-up taking on team that finished below .500 a year ago in Division IV
But looks can be deceiving.
That was the case last Friday night as the teams from East Greenwich and Exeter-West Greenwich took to Carcieri Field for an inter-divisional contest to open their 2013 seasons. Through the first three quarters, the Avengers and the Scarlet Knights were locked up in a tight battle until a pair of interceptions broke the game open, propelling East Greenwich to a 34-17 win.
EAST GREENWICH â€“ There may not have been many given the number of returning players off of a successful 2012 squad, but any doubts the East Greenwich High School girls volleyball team should be considered amongst the best in Division II have already been squashed, just two weeks into the season.
WEST GREENWICHâ€”Playing through adversity has become a common practice for the East Greenwich girls soccer team.
Before she had even stepped on the practice field last season the Avengers lost star defender Marissa Light to a knee injury, yet the team had enough talent that after some position shuffling made their way into the playoffs.
Now a senior captain, Light is back on the field for the Avengers this fall and couldnâ€™t be more excited to return.