Archive - 2014 - Sports Article
CHARIHOâ€” Itâ€™s not every day that you get to witness an opening round playoff game between the third and sixth seeds extend into three overtimes. That happened to be the case in Chariho on Tuesday evening between the Chargers and Broncos, as both teams went head-to-head in the Division II field hockey quarterfinals with efforts to keep their playoff dreams alive by moving into the next round.
Itâ€™s almost unfair to specifically highlight one teamâ€™s success in a grueling match, which lasted roughly 86 minutes overall.
CHARIHOâ€” The Chariho Chargers had their first postseason victory this past Tuesday afternoon against Westerly in the Quarterfinal Round. The Chargers defeated Westerly, 2-1, in three sets at Chariho High School.
It was a great team effort from the Chargers on Tuesday afternoon. After falling behind and losing the first set to Westerly, the Chargers fought right back, winning the second set, 25-20. In the third and final set, the Chargers secured the first-round victory with a 25-18 victory to advance to the Semi-final round on Thursday afternoon.
COVENTRYâ€” 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.
PROVIDENCE- The Narragansett Mariners have had their mid-season struggles in the last couple of games. The team was looking to get back on winning track this past Saturday afternoon at Hope High School.
The Mariners cruised to an easy victory on Saturday afternoon, defeating Hope, 42-16.
The Narragansett victory, led by a 28 point second quarter scoring outburst, snaps a three-game losing streak by the team, and gives them a 4-3 record on the season.
Narragansett head coach Michael Salamone is thrilled that the hard work in practice transferred to success on the field on Saturday.
PONGAGANSET- The Cross Country season is wrapping up for both girls and boys this season. With the Class A Championship this past weekend, each team was looking for a strong finish to their fall season.
LaSalle Academy placed first for both Boy's and Girl's this past Saturday at the Class A Championship at Ponaganset.
For the girls, LaSalle's Eliza Rego placed first with a time of 18:13. The Rams took three of the top five spots this past Saturday at Ponaganset.
BURRILLVILLE â€” With one game left on the regular season schedule, the South Kingstown field hockey team were poised to continue their four-game shutout streak on the road against Burrillville, but the Broncos (7-7-1) have been hanging on by a string, desperate for a win to enter the postseason with a positive record as the sixth seed.
PAWTUCKETâ€” The South Kingstown Rebels were the best team in all of Division II tennis this season. With an undefeated season, the Rebels were just one victory away from completing their undefeated season with a Division II championship.
However, on Sunday afternoon at Slater Park, their championship hopes fell just short, as the team lost to the Lincoln High School, 4-3.