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October 20th, 2013

Crossbar unkind to ’Gansett in defeat

October 20, 2013

COVENTRY — 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 Aguiar’s 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.

Flurry of goals led Rebels to victory

October 20, 2013

PROVIDENCE—For a team that’s 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).
“We’ve been getting a little better at that,” SK coach Scott Rollins said of his team’s ability to finish chances. “Today 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.”

South had its chances to beat Rams

October 20, 2013

PROVIDENCE—The 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) – fresh off a thrilling win over Portsmouth (4-1, 3-1 D-I) the week prior – 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 – while Barrington 3-0 and Hendricken 4-0 – the stage is setting up for a potential battle for two playoff spots between the Rebels, Patriots, Rams and Cranston East.

October 10th

ON CAMPUS: EG grad Ross off and running

October 10, 2013

Nick Ross is off to a good start running with the La Salle University men’s cross country team.
Junior Ross, from East Greenwich (East Greenwich High), finished 16th out of 401 runners in the Gold Division race at last weekend’s 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.

September 28th

Mariners still undefeated after rout of Wizards

September 28, 2013

WEST WARWICK — The undefeated Narragansett volleyball team easily won the first two games of Wednesday night’s clash with West Warwick before the Wizards opened up a four-point lead midway through the third game.
It would’ve been easy for the Mariners to chalk the game up as a loss and win the contest in the next game, but that’s not the mentality Narragansett first-year coach Abby Hummel has ingrained in the team.

Prout falls in battle of unbeatens

September 28, 2013

WAKEFIELD — There wasn’t much separating the undefeated West Warwick and Prout boys soccer teams entering Tuesday’s Division III showdown.
After 80 minutes, there still wasn’t 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.

Two-hour match clinched defeat

September 28, 2013

NARRAGANSETT—As 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 ’Gansett’s Brooke McGreen and Ashley Kennedy pushed on, deadlocked in a battle with Westerly’s Margo Douglas and Katie Kuzmic with the overall match on the line.
Fatigue – both mental and physical – had clearly set in for both sides as follow throughs lacked the vigor they once had.

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