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November 30th, 2010
Al Georgio scored on a two-yard plunge in the second overtime, giving the Exeter-West Greenwich a dramatic 44-38 win over North Smithfield in the Division IV semifinals Tuesday night.
Georgio, playing with an injured shoulder, finished the game with 280 yards on 50 carries and scored five touchdowns.
The Knights move on to their fourth straight Division IV Super Bowl. EWG will play Mount Pleasant - which beat Hope 44-6 Tuesday night and beat the Knights earlier this season - Sunday at 3 p.m. at Cranston Stadium.
Give the URI football team credit - when they won this season, the did it in style.
The Rams finished off one of the best seasons in the last 20 years, beating rival UMass 37-34 after Steve Probst found Brandon Johnson-Farrell in the end zone with 1:10 left to play.
URI finished the season 5-6, 4-4 in CAA play but did beat three top 25 teams this season.
For more, pick up the 11/23 edition of the Narragansett Times.
After a couple weeks of confusion, the site for next Thursday's Thanksgiving Day battle between South Kingstown and North Kingstown has been finalized and left some feeling a bit disappointed.
The game - originally scheduled to be played at NK High School, then switched back to URI's Meade Stadium, the game's host the previous five season - will be played on Thanksgiving at North Kingstown High School at 10 a.m. according to NK Athletic Director James Marcello, who told SRIN Sports on Friday morning. North Kingstown was serving as the home team regardless of the site of the game.
Danny West had just finished his first regular-season home game, a 92-67 win over Brown Tuesday night for the Rams, when he made a big mistake.
He uttered a word URI coach Jim Baron despises.
âI think we got a good chance of making it to The Tournament,â West said. âMaking it though. Not first, second round â weâve got somewhere weâre trying to go â but I feel we do though.â
This was a very strange statement for a couple reasons.
By ERIC RUEB
KINGSTON â The biggest cheer of Tuesday night's home opener wasnât for Delroy James, Akeem Richmond, Marquis Jones, Will Martell or any of the members of the University of Rhode Island menâs basketball team.
Exeter-West Greenwick's Kara Shaw scored with 7:57 left to play, giving the Knights' a 2-1 win over Lincoln in the Division II Girls Soccer Championship Match.
The title is the first in EWG girls soccer history.
EWG trailed Lincoln - Division II's top defensive team - 1-0 after a goal early in the first half and went into halftime down by the same score.
Six minutes into the second, the Knights' Cara Caliri put one in the back of the net to tie things at one.
The East Greenwich girls soccer team handled every team in the state this season, and the one it couldn't beat the Avengers in Sunday's D-I final.
After playing 77 minutes of scoreless soccer, La Salle's MacKenzie Meehan scored on a header with 2:46 left in the match, giving the Rams a 1-0 win over East Greenwich in the D-I final.
It's the fourth straight season the Avengers had their season ended at the hands of La Salle.
For the full story, pick up this week's edition of the Pendulum.
The Exeter-West Greenwich girls volleyball overcame a tremendous effort from Burrillville Saturday afternoon, capturing the Division II championship with a hard-fought 25-22, 25-27, 25-20, 29-27 victory at URI's Keaney Gym.
For more on this story, turn to this week's Standard Times newspaper.
The Prout girls volleyball team captured its second consecutive Division I championship, and sixth title overall in the last six years, with a 25-20, 25-19, 25-16 sweep of Coventry Saturday afternoon at URI.
For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week's Narragansett Times.
WAKEFIELDâWhen the Coventry girls volleyball team walked off the Prout High School gymnasium floor as victims of an eye-opening 3-0 sweep at the hands of the Crusaders last month, Oakers coach Leo Bush knew that one moment would define his team for the rest of the season.
âThey served us off the court,â Bush said.
It was a rare moment of weakness for the Oakers, who hadnât lost a game prior to that one âŠ and havenât lost one since. It was a moment in which Bush knew his girls would learn a lot about themselves.