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September 3rd, 2014
KINGSTON â The University of Rhode Island Menâs Soccer team opened up their season at home this past Friday night with a frustrating 1-1 tie against Seton Hall University, as the Pirates scored a goal late in the second half of play to force the draw, after the game reached two overtimes.
NORTH KINGSTOWNâAlmost every athlete growing up has either watched or heard about the iconic sports movie âField of Dreams.â This past Wednesday night, Special Olympic athletesâ had the chance to resurrect their own baseball dreams, playing in the 10th annual Field of Dreams softball classic held at Lischio Field in North Kingstown.
WEST WARWICKâThe Rhode Island Summer Hockey league wrapped up its National Conference regular season and playoffs this past week in West Warwick as North Kingstown and the Saints battled it out till the end, but the Saints eventually won 3-2; they went on to claim the summer league championship against East Providence.
North Kingstown entered the ice strong during the first half with a 2-0 lead thanks to Cam Minor and Ian Morgan. Minor started it all off with a goal at the 1:37 mark of the first period, which was assisted by team captain Liam Rial.
NARRAGANSETTâIt was a tremendous summer for the North Kingstown Gold eighth-grade basketball team as they entered the Narragansett Basketball Youth League as the premier first seed before going on to defeat local rivals North Kingstown Blue in the semi-finals and South Kingstown for the championship title.
In this opening game of last Thursdayâs playoff matchups, NK Gold knocked off NK Blue by a margin of 20 points and the number two seedâSouth Kingstownâslipped by Chariho Green with an outstanding comeback in the middle of the second half to win, 42-37.
KINGSTONâURI Womenâs Soccer opened their 2014 season this week starting on Friday against in-state rival Providence College before hosting their home-opener on Sunday against Fairfield.
The two games were nearly the perfect start that URI Womenâs Head Coach Mike Needham was looking for, as they left Providence in a 1-1 two-overtime draw and then snuck out a thrilling 1-0 shutout to lift the young Rams to 1-0-1 in the early season.
NARRAGANSETTâThe Chariho Green eighth-graders werenât victorious during Thursday nightâs playoff game of the Narragansett Summer Basketball League, but they did accomplish something that very few Chariho middle school basketball teams haveâan invite to the summer league postseason.
The single-elimination tournament included four teams moving on to play in the playoff rounds: South Kingstown, Chariho Green, and two North Kingstown teams. Green entered as the third best team playing and they would be matched up against a tough gritty South Kingstown team that had one loss on their resume.
NEWPORTâThings started to heat up in the New England Collegiate Baseball League earlier this week as the Newport Gulls claimed second place in the Southern Division, meaning the third place Ocean State Waves would have to travel to Newport to begin the opening divisional-round of the playoffs.
For a league that is commonly recognized to many people as the second-best summer collegiate league in the nation, it sure looked that way this past week during the first round playoffs with the new-look Rhode Island NECBL playoff rivalry stirring up.