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WOOD RIVER JCT.â€”Starting a program is never easy.
Six games into the 2013 boys lacrosse season the Chariho boys lacrosse team has found out just how hard it can be as the Chargers dropped a 17-5 decision to Coventry Thursday, their sixth loss by seven goals or greater.
The learning curve has been a steep one for the first-year program but as any team that has established itself will tell you, there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Perhaps no team knows that better than the Chargersâ€™ opponent Wednesday.
SOUTH KINGSTOWNâ€”Most days when a team shoots a 159 on the golf course itâ€™s enough to get at least one win.
Monday at Laurel Lanes Golf Course South Kingstown â€“ behind a one-under-par 34 from senior McKinley Slade â€“ shot a 159 but it wasnâ€™t enough as it suffered losses to both Prout (157) and Chariho (156).
â€śWe played well as a team,â€ť Slade said. â€śI personally played pretty well today. I played just solid the whole time and I know 159 is usually a pretty good score.
â€śToday the course isnâ€™t playing that hard so itâ€™s understandable but what are you going to do?â€ť
WEST WARWICK â€” The East Greenwich boys volleyball team didnâ€™t bring it in the opening game and was blown out by West Warwick.
The Wizards made the same mistake as the Avengers in three of the next four games and found itself in the same position.
After losing the first game because they simply couldnâ€™t pass the ball to setter Jesse Brown, the Avengers took advantage of a litany of West Warwick mistakes to take the next two games. The Wizards dominated the fourth game, but more mistakes cropped up in the fifth game of a 15-25, 25-16, 25-23, 15-25, 15-12 EG Division II-South victory.
COVENTRY â€” The final score of Fridayâ€™s Division I-South game would indicate the young Coventry baseball team suffered its second straight heavy defeat.
But thereâ€™s 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 â€śperplexingâ€ť start.
Not much became any clearer Monday as the Skippers dropped their third straight decision, a 17-10 loss to Barrington.
â€śI canâ€™t tell you,â€ť said a speechless Alviti following Mondayâ€™s contest. â€śThis is how weâ€™ve been playing.
â€śItâ€™s just bad decision making. When weâ€™re on the field we lose sight of things. We make some mistakes, let teamâ€™s get ahead of us and then we canâ€™t get out of the hole. Itâ€™s been the same way the past three games.â€ť
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.
â€śI was disappointed in how [my team] performed,â€ť North coach Joanne Fitts said. â€śWe just seemed to be one half step behind. I donâ€™t understand that, so thatâ€™s my job between tonight and tomorrow.â€ť
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 GREENWICHâ€”Barringtonâ€™s 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.
â€śThis team is the best team in the state, we knew that and they played like it,â€ť senior Marielle Kraft said. â€śThey 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 GREENWICHâ€”One game at a time.
Itâ€™s about as big of a clichĂ© as there is in sports but for the East Greenwich boys lacrosse team itâ€™s the only thing it can do at this point in the season.
â€śAs long as thereâ€™s continued improvement,â€ť EG boys lacrosse coach Brian Trapani adds as a caveat. â€śAre we doing things better today than we did yesterday?
â€śToday 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 onâ€¦we did a good job moving the ball on offense so itâ€™s an improvement.â€ť
NEWPORTâ€“The 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.
â€śWeâ€™ve been on a roll offensively,â€ť Narragansett coach Keith Vellone said. â€śWe came out, got two in the first and just kept rolling from there.
â€śI give the kids a lot of credit. They picked up where we left off in the previous game.â€ť