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November 19th, 2010

‘T’ word forbidden for Rams

November 19, 2010

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.
“I think we got a good chance of making it to The Tournament,” West said. “Making it though. Not first, second round – we’ve got somewhere we’re trying to go – but I feel we do though.”
This was a very strange statement for a couple reasons.

November 17th

Rams win home opener over Brown, 92-67

November 17, 2010

By ERIC RUEB
erueb@ricentral.com

KINGSTON – The biggest cheer of Tuesday night's home opener wasn’t for Delroy James, Akeem Richmond, Marquis Jones, Will Martell or any of the members of the University of Rhode Island men’s basketball team.

November 15th

Knights claim D-II girls soccer title

November 15, 2010

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.

EG girls soccer falls in title game

November 15, 2010

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.

November 14th

Scarlet Knights capture D-II title

November 14, 2010

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.

November 13th

Crusaders keep streak alive, sweep Oakers for D-I title

November 14, 2010

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.

November 13th

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Crusaders and Oakers vie for Division I title

November 13, 2010

WAKEFIELD—When 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.
“They served us off the court,” Bush said.
It was a rare moment of weakness for the Oakers, who hadn’t lost a game prior to that one … and haven’t lost one since. It was a moment in which Bush knew his girls would learn a lot about themselves.

November 11th

WEB EXCLUSIVE: EWG takes care of Mount Hope

November 11, 2010

By ERIC RUEB
erueb@ricentral.com

WEST GREENWICH – Even as the No. 1 seed in the Division III girls soccer playoffs, Exeter-West Greenwich coach Kevin Fraser was worried.
Thanks to Monday’s storm that postponed the first round to Tuesday, Knights hadn’t played in 10 days and even in those final two games – a tie with Pilgrim on Oct. 28 and a win over Westerly on Oct. 29 – the team didn’t have its best showing.

Thursday's playoff games

November 11, 2010

After being pushed back a day thanks to rainouts earlier in the week, four local girls soccer teams will play with a berth to the finals on the line today.

In Division I, South Kingstown plays East Greenwich at East Greenwich High School at 6 p.m. EGHS was chosen as the site for the semifinals before the season started.

In Division II, Exeter-West Greenwich plays Ponaganset at Cranston Stadium at 6 p.m.

In Division III, Narragansett plays Burrillville at 4 p.m. at Gaudet Middle School in Middletown.

Wednesday's playoff results

November 11, 2010

Four area teams played in playoff games Wednesday, and things didn't go great for three of them.

In boys soccer, South Kingstown did all it could to try and stop undefeated Barrington, but the Rebels fell in a tough game, 2-1. In the nightcap, North Kingstown played No. 2-seed Shea and lost, 3-0.

In girls volleyball, two local teams met in the Division II semifinal.
While neither team played especially well, Exeter-West Greenwich's powerful serving and play at the net allowed the Knights to top West Warwick, 27-25, 23-25, 25-17, 25-14, advancing to their first title game since 1999.

 

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