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WAKEFIELD â€“ Throughout the regular season scoring had been a bane for the South Kingstown boys soccer team.
Though the Rebels were near the top of the Division I standings, that was mostly because of a defense that ranked second, giving up less than a goal a game, rather than their middle of the pack offense.
The playoffs, however, are like a new season and it was a new team that took to the pitch at Curtis Corner Middle School on Saturday night as the South Kingstown offense sparked for four goals as they ran Central Falls 4-1 in the RIIL Division I quarterfinals.
PROVIDENCEâ€”There was no improbable upset when the South Kingstown girls soccer team faced La Salle Friday night in the Division I quarterfinals.
After knocking of the mighty Rams last postseason in a shootout La Salle got its revenge, holding off the Rebels for a 3-0 win.
Friday night South was in a hole almost from the moment it stepped on the field as 57 seconds into the game La Salleâ€™s Haley Puglia got a foot on a bouncing ball in the box to put it past SK goalkeeper Bridget Montle.
EAST GREENWICHâ€”The unlikely ride for the Chariho field hockey team came to an end Wednesday at East Greenwichâ€™s Carcieri Field.
The Chargers hung tough early against No. 2 seed La Salle but ultimately couldnâ€™t get anything going offensively against the Ramsâ€™ defense in a 2-0 defeat.
â€śThe first 20 minutes of the game I felt like we dominated,â€ť Chariho coach Johannah LaFountain said. â€śI thought our strategy was working and then I felt like they put some pressure on, made some changes and just kind of everything fell apart from there.â€ť
PROVIDENCEâ€”The East Greenwich boys soccer team advanced to the semifinals of the Division II tournament thanks to a thrilling 1-0 shootout victory at Classical Tuesday night.
According to Avenger coach Pat McGuirl EG had a goal called back in the fifth minute of the game and from there neither team could get on the scoreboard.
After the overtime sessions the two teams went into the shootout where goalkeeper Nolan Cooney made two saves and freshman Brendan Jordanâ€™s score â€“ the seventh attempted by EG â€“ secured the victory.
CRANSTON â€“ The 2013 season came to an emotional and disappointing end for the East Greenwich High School field hockey team on Wednesday night when they dropped a 1-0 decision to Moses Brown in the RIIL Division I semifinals at Cranston Stadium.
WEST GREENWICHâ€”There will be a new champion of Division III boys soccer this season.
Exeter-West Greenwich knew it would be in for a tough time this fall with only senior captains Jack Livsey and Joe Micelli returning from last yearâ€™s unbeaten championship team yet the Knights persevered en route to a 9-5-1 record in the regular season.
Unfortunately for Exeter â€“ the No. 6 seed in the tournament â€“ it ran into a tough Davies squad in the opening round and the Patriots handed the Knights a 2-1 loss.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Sometimes the best things in life are those least expected.
There were few in August who would have thought it was going to be the Narragansett girls tennis team leaving Slater Park in October with the RIILâ€™s Division II state championship plaque.
Not even the Mariners themselves.
COVENTRY â€” The South Kingstown volleyball team came into Tuesdayâ€™s Division II-South contest with two-time defending state champion Coventry as the second hottest team in the state having won its nine previous contests.
The Rebels, however, ran into the hottest team in the state.
Coventry, which was playing without first-team All-State outside hitter Jill Ward, used 13 kills and three digs from senior Kelsey Ferrara and eight kills and three digs from senior Haley Dennis in a routine 25-14, 25-16, 25-19 victory.
WAKEFIELD â€“ Things had been going well for the Prout girls volleyball team. Winners of five straight and coming together as a squad with the postseason beckoning in little over a week, things were going in the right direction.
Until North Kingstown showed up in the schoolâ€™s gym on Tuesday night that is.
While the Crusaders fared better than the 25-15, 25-17, 25-12 hurt they suffered in their season opener against the Skippers, they could never distance themselves from their opponents Tuesday, while North pulled away with the 25-18, 25-22, 25-22 win.
SOUTH KINGSTOWNâ€”Last Thursday the East Greenwich girls soccer team felt it left two points on the table when it settled for a 1-1 draw with Coventry.
Tuesday night at Curtis Corner Middle School, the Avengers were lucky to leave with any points at all.
East Greenwich (9-0-4 Division I) trailed by two goals late in Tuesdayâ€™s contest but a pair of goals six minutes apart salvaged a 2-2 tie with South Kingstown (4-4-5 D-I).