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November 17th, 2010
By ERIC RUEB
KINGSTON â€“ The biggest cheer of Tuesday night's home opener wasnâ€™t for Delroy James, Akeem Richmond, Marquis Jones, Will Martell or any of the members of the University of Rhode Island menâ€™s 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.
WAKEFIELDâ€”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.
â€śThey served us off the court,â€ť Bush said.
It was a rare moment of weakness for the Oakers, who hadnâ€™t lost a game prior to that one â€¦ and havenâ€™t lost one since. It was a moment in which Bush knew his girls would learn a lot about themselves.
By ERIC RUEB
WEST GREENWICH â€“ Even as the No. 1 seed in the Division III girls soccer playoffs, Exeter-West Greenwich coach Kevin Fraser was worried.
Thanks to Mondayâ€™s storm that postponed the first round to Tuesday, Knights hadnâ€™t played in 10 days and even in those final two games â€“ a tie with Pilgrim on Oct. 28 and a win over Westerly on Oct. 29 â€“ the team didnâ€™t have its best showing.
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.
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.
By PAUL J. SPETRINI
KINGSTONâ€”The Coventry girls volleyball team was forced to sit and wait in the stands at URIâ€™s Keaney Gymnasium for well over an hour Tuesday night as Prout and Mount St. Charles battled back and forth in an epic, five-game showdown that the Crusaders ultimately won 21-25, 25-15, 20-25, 25-11, 19-17 to earn a spot in the Division I Finals.
Itâ€™s safe to say the Oakers didnâ€™t mind, however, as what happened when they finally hit the floor was a moment eight years in the making.