Archive - 2013 - Sports Article
WOOD RIVER JCT.â€”At the beginning of the season Chariho field hockey coach Johannah LaFountain feared her team may be in store for a building year.
â€śEverybody thought â€“ including myself â€“ we were going to be in for a building year,â€ť LaFountain said. â€śIâ€™m just so, so proud of them.â€ť
WEST WARWICKâ€”To put it simply, the more physical team won the de-facto Division III-A girls soccer title game Friday afternoon.
Chariho, which was coming off a bad run of recent results following an undefeated start to the season, pushed and moved West Warwick around the field to secure the division title just three seasons after winning just one game.
Allisa Georgio scored the first goal of her collegiate soccer career â€“ and it was a big one.
Framingham State freshman Georgio, from West Greenwich (Exeter-West Greenwich), scored the game-winner in the 98th minute of the game for a 2-1 overtime victory over Fitchburg State. The effort not only earned her and her teammates an important victory but also earned her Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week honors. She picked up an assist earlier in the season.
Nicole Scola is becoming a big-time player in womenâ€™s college golf. If you donâ€™t believe it, check out her efforts for Quinnipiac University and the fact that she was named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Golfer of the Month.
SOUTH KINGSTOWNâ€”Even narrowly missing out on the Division I playoffs couldnâ€™t damper the South Kingstown girls tennis teamâ€™s spirits after the complete turnaround the Rebels made from a season ago.
South made its return to D-I last fall â€“ finishing just 1-11 â€“ and were expected to be in a similar situation for 2013.
South (5-7 D-I) defied those expectations though, and with two games to play were still in the mix for a playoff berth.
Unfortunately for the Rebels, they fell just shy as back-to-back 4-3 losses to Moses Brown and Barrington sealed their fate.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€” Two weeks ago the South Kingstown girls soccer team likely wouldâ€™ve lost Tuesday nightâ€™s Division I game with Coventry by a goal.
Had Tuesdayâ€™s game been played early last week, the Oakers likely wouldâ€™ve suffered defeat against the tough Rebels.
Instead, the two teams have started to develop an identity as tough-to-break-down squads which will continue to battle for 80 minutes. Both teams had chances to score â€“ South had the most golden of the opportunities late in the first half â€“ but the teams walked away with a point following a 0-0 draw.
NARRAGANSETTâ€”The result was worth the wait for the Narragansett girls tennis team Tuesday.
The Mariners had to wait nearly 45 minutes past their estimated 3:30 p.m. start time for their Division II Quarterfinal match with Classical but needed less than an hour to dispose of the Purple 4-0 to advance to the semifinals.
WEST GREENWICH â€” For the third time in as many five-game matches, it looked like the West Warwick volleyball team was going to play well enough to come up just short of a victory over a playoff-bound team.
Three-time defending Division II champion Exeter-West Greenwich scored two straight points to earn two match points. This time, the Wizards werenâ€™t going to let all their hard work go to waste.
The Wizards overcame a two-game deficit and then burnt off two match points before finally winning the match 15-25, 5-25, 25-22, 25-22, 16-14 on an EWG hitting error.
WEST GREENWICH â€“ Neither injuries, nor penalties, nor a slow start could beset the Exeter-West Greenwich High School football team as their quest for Division IV perfection continued at home last Saturday as the Knights overcame everything stacked against them with a third quarter explosion that buried Smithfield, 35-6.
COVENTRY â€” The North Kingstown volleyball team pushed Coventry harder than any team has pushed the two-time defending state champions this season. But the Skippers, just like many of Coventryâ€™s opponents, had no answer for senior middle Sam Higgins and junior outside hitter Jill Ward.
Ward went over, around and through Northâ€™s blocks all evening to finish with a match-high 18 kills, while Higgins used her speed and skill to record 12 kills and seven blocks.