Archive - 2014 - Sports Article
COVENTRY â€” As successful as the undefeated Coventry girls soccer team was this season, the reality was the Oakersâ€™ Division II quarterfinal opponent, No. 9 Chariho, came into Saturdayâ€™s match with more playoff pedigree.
While the Chargers reached the Division III semifinals in 2012 and also won a first-round playoff game this season, the Oakers hadnâ€™t won a playoff game since Donielle Mattoon scored the game-winning goal in the 2006 Division II final against Prout.
PONAGANSET- The Cross Country season came down to one final meet on Sunday afternoon at Ponaganset High School. The sleet and rain couldn't slow down these runners, as the Boys and Girls Cross Country teams gathered for one more race to see who would qualify for the New England Regional Race next weekend.
For the Girls, La Salle Academy repeated as State Champions, winning the meet by 56 points.
PROVIDENCEâ€” The Avengers football team is riding a four-game winning streak entering last Saturdayâ€™s contest with Hope at Hope High School. That streak continued in dominant fashion with a 34-0 rout of the Blue Wave.
It was a messy, muddy game in Providence on Saturday and that forced both teams to rely heavily on using a rushing attack to carry themselves to victory, yet the Avengers were the only team that successfully executed moving the ball down the field on offense.
EAST GREENWICH- The East Greenwich Avengers have been one of the best teams in volleyball all season long. The West Warwick Wizards were looking for the upset victory in Monday nightâ€™s quarterfinal game at East Greenwich High School.
For the Wizards, their season came to a close on Monday night, as the team was defeated in four sets by the Avengers, 3-1.
Despite a 1-1 lead going into the third set, the Avengers went on to win two straight sets to earn the 3-1 victory, advancing to the Semi-final round on Thursday night.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ The North Kingstown boysâ€™ soccer team reeled off a couple of different looking victories in its first two games of the 2014 University Orthopedics Division I championship tournament, beating Barrington then Central High School by a combined five points with only two days in between.
WEST WARWICK â€” You couldnâ€™t help but feel Saturdayâ€™s Division II-B football game between undefeated North Kingstown and West Warwick was a changing-of-the-guard moment for both teams.
The Skippersâ€™ 27-0 victory at Maznicki Field earned North Kingstown the No. 1 seed from their side of the division in the upcoming Division II playoffs, while the defeat means West Warwickâ€™s reign as Division II champions came to an end thanks to a fifth-straight defeat.
COVENTRY â€” It wasnâ€™t always pretty and it certainly wasnâ€™t perfect, but the three-time defending state champion Coventry volleyball team, led by seniors Jill Ward, Lizzy Carpenter, Jessica Maguire, Katie Cronin and Kelly DiBiasio, made their final regular-season home match a memorable one.
Ward, who will go down as one of the best players in the programâ€™s storied history, had 16 kills, nine digs and two aces, while Carpenter chipped in with 10 kills to lead the Oakers to a 25-17, 25-16, 25-20 Division I-South victory over visiting Chariho Friday night.