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November 7th, 2013
NARRAGANSETT â€“ Saturday was meant to be a big day for the Narragansett football team. Not only was it senior day for 17 Mariners, but facing a similar two-loss Middletown team, it was a contest rife with playoff implications for both sides.
The Mariners kept it tight, but a late explosion by the Islanders helped them pull ahead and run away with a 27-7 victory.
WAKEFIELD â€“ It was a loss that sat with Prout boys soccer coach Tim Ryan all offseason, fuel for the upcoming year.
Heavily favored, his Crusaders were upset by a sixth seeded Davies team, 3-0, in the 2012 quarterfinals.
There was no looking past them this time, but history still nearly repeated itself on Saturday as the 11th seeded Patriots pushed Prout to the brink in the Division III quarterfinals, before the Crusaders pulled out the 2-1 win in penalty kicks.
EAST PROVIDENCE â€“ It was a night of ups and downs for the South Kingstown girls volleyball team on Monday night.
It was a very bleak start to the night, but the Rebels overcame and escaped East Providence with a 11-25, 27-25, 25-23, 14-25, 15-7 win in the Division I quarterfinals over the Townies.
â€śScary there for a while,â€ť said South coach Chris Fagan. â€śA lot of guys are sick. Theyâ€™re just getting over it. â€¦Took a couple games to warm-up with the weekend.
â€ś[Playing on Friday] would have been better for us because of the momentum coming off Prout.â€ť
PROVIDENCEâ€”Down one of its top player, the Prout girls volleyball team gave Division I-North regular season champ Classical all it could handle in the opening round of the D-I playoffs Thursday.
Though not for lack of effort, the Crusaders ultimately couldnâ€™t keep pace with the Purple as Classical advanced to the D-I semifinals thanks to its 25-20, 19-25, 25-12, 25-19 victory over Prout.
â€śThey played the best they did all season,â€ť Prout coach Katie Walsh said by phone Monday. â€śThey really wanted to win that game.â€ť
NORTH SCITUATEâ€”Last fall the South Kingstown girls cross country went into the RI State Championships as Class B champs and hopeful for a top six spot.
Unfortunately for the Rebels, when everything settled they found themselves on the outside looking in at a top six spot and the berth to the New England Championships that goes with it.
Sunday afternoon at Ponaganset High Schoolâ€™s Covered Bridge Trail history repeated itself as SK finished in eighth place to once again miss out on New Englands.
WAKEFIELD â€“ Throughout the regular season scoring had been a bane for the South Kingstown boys soccer team.
Though the Rebels were near the top of the Division I standings, that was mostly because of a defense that ranked second, giving up less than a goal a game, rather than their middle of the pack offense.
The playoffs, however, are like a new season and it was a new team that took to the pitch at Curtis Corner Middle School on Saturday night as the South Kingstown offense sparked for four goals as they ran Central Falls 4-1 in the RIIL Division I quarterfinals.
PROVIDENCEâ€”There was no improbable upset when the South Kingstown girls soccer team faced La Salle Friday night in the Division I quarterfinals.
After knocking of the mighty Rams last postseason in a shootout La Salle got its revenge, holding off the Rebels for a 3-0 win.
Friday night South was in a hole almost from the moment it stepped on the field as 57 seconds into the game La Salleâ€™s Haley Puglia got a foot on a bouncing ball in the box to put it past SK goalkeeper Bridget Montle.
EAST GREENWICHâ€”The unlikely ride for the Chariho field hockey team came to an end Wednesday at East Greenwichâ€™s Carcieri Field.
The Chargers hung tough early against No. 2 seed La Salle but ultimately couldnâ€™t get anything going offensively against the Ramsâ€™ defense in a 2-0 defeat.
â€śThe first 20 minutes of the game I felt like we dominated,â€ť Chariho coach Johannah LaFountain said. â€śI thought our strategy was working and then I felt like they put some pressure on, made some changes and just kind of everything fell apart from there.â€ť
PROVIDENCEâ€”The East Greenwich boys soccer team advanced to the semifinals of the Division II tournament thanks to a thrilling 1-0 shootout victory at Classical Tuesday night.
According to Avenger coach Pat McGuirl EG had a goal called back in the fifth minute of the game and from there neither team could get on the scoreboard.
After the overtime sessions the two teams went into the shootout where goalkeeper Nolan Cooney made two saves and freshman Brendan Jordanâ€™s score â€“ the seventh attempted by EG â€“ secured the victory.
CRANSTON â€“ The 2013 season came to an emotional and disappointing end for the East Greenwich High School field hockey team on Wednesday night when they dropped a 1-0 decision to Moses Brown in the RIIL Division I semifinals at Cranston Stadium.