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October 20th, 2013
COVENTRY â Sometimes the difference between a win and a loss is the width of a crossbar.
That was the case last Thursday afternoon for the Coventry and Narragansett boys soccer teams. Just a minute before halftime Mariner junior Jonathan Tartaro slammed a shot off Domenic Aguiarâs crossbar.
With the game still scoreless just minutes into the second half, Coventry junior midfielder Sam Burton ripped a shot from the top of the box. The ball looped over goalie Austin McKanna, ricocheted off the bottom of the crossbar and bounced into the net to lead the Oakers to a 1-0 Division II win.
PROVIDENCEâFor a team thatâs struggled to finish its scoring chances this season the South Kingstown boys soccer squad certainly picked a good day to find its touch around the net.
Friday the Rebels (8-2-0 Division I) emerged from a wild, back-and-forth second half to secure a 4-3 victory at Hope (5-4-1 Division I).
âWeâve been getting a little better at that,â SK coach Scott Rollins said of his teamâs ability to finish chances. âToday was weird because it was our defense that let us down a little bit but hey, win is a win and this is a tough place to play.â
PROVIDENCEâThe Division I football season is just four weeks old but it is already shaping up to be a wild finish.
Friday South Kingstown (3-2, 1-2 D-I) â fresh off a thrilling win over Portsmouth (4-1, 3-1 D-I) the week prior â dropped a 27-16 decision at La Salle (5-1, 3-1 D-I), whose only loss of the season came to the Patriots in week one.
Given that Cranston West, East Providence and Tolman have started 0-4 â while Barrington 3-0 and Hendricken 4-0 â the stage is setting up for a potential battle for two playoff spots between the Rebels, Patriots, Rams and Cranston East.
Nick Ross is off to a good start running with the La Salle University menâs cross country team.
Junior Ross, from East Greenwich (East Greenwich High), finished 16th out of 401 runners in the Gold Division race at last weekendâs Paul Short Invitational in Bethlehem, PA. His 8k time was 24:25 and it helped the Explorers finish sixth out of 47 teams.
Prior to that, Ross finished 16th out of 122 runners in the Main Line Invitational in Haverford, PA with a 4 mile time of 19:49.35.
WEST WARWICK â The undefeated Narragansett volleyball team easily won the first two games of Wednesday nightâs clash with West Warwick before the Wizards opened up a four-point lead midway through the third game.
It wouldâve been easy for the Mariners to chalk the game up as a loss and win the contest in the next game, but thatâs not the mentality Narragansett first-year coach Abby Hummel has ingrained in the team.
WAKEFIELD â There wasnât much separating the undefeated West Warwick and Prout boys soccer teams entering Tuesdayâs Division III showdown.
After 80 minutes, there still wasnât much separation.
The Crusaders, thanks to a third-minute goal from senior forward Kevin Brew opened the scoring, but the Wizards received goals on either side of halftime from junior forwards Cameron Price and Chris Peixoto to lift West Warwick to an impressive 2-1 road win.
NARRAGANSETTâAs the night crept forward and lights buzzed, the sounds of tennis rackets rhythmically persisted Tuesday evening at Sprague Park.
In a match that started some two hours earlier âGansettâs Brooke McGreen and Ashley Kennedy pushed on, deadlocked in a battle with Westerlyâs Margo Douglas and Katie Kuzmic with the overall match on the line.
Fatigue â both mental and physical â had clearly set in for both sides as follow throughs lacked the vigor they once had.