Archive - 2013 - Sports Article
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.