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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).
KINGSTON â€” The University of Rhode Island football team has produced bigger victories over ranked opponents during the Joe Trainer era, but thereâ€™s little doubt Saturdayâ€™s 12-10 Colonial Athletic Association victory over Richmond was the Rams most emotional win in the last five seasons.
With his five senior captains sitting in a make-shift media room in the bowels of the Ryan Center, Trainer entered and delivered an impassioned soliloquy highlighting his playersâ€™ commitment to playing team football after back-to-back blowout losses to Brown and New Hampshire.
WOOD RIVER JCT. â€“ A vocal, green and white speckled crowd filled the Chariho High School gymnasium Friday night for one of the more exciting girls volleyball games of the 2013 season, as visiting Prout needed all five sets to defeat Division-I South foe Chariho 25-27, 25-16, 25-15, 22-25, 15-12.
â€śWe usually get a good crowd, thereâ€™s a lot of support from the school,â€ť Charger head coach Doug Bliven said. â€śPlus it was senior night, a lot of parents and friends in the stands.â€ť