Archive - Sports Article
September 11th, 2014
COVENTRYâ€” One of the longest winning streaks in the state came to a dramatic end Friday night.
The four-time reigning Division II champion Exeter-West Greenwich girls volleyball team, armed with talented middle hitters Jen Donnelly and Jenna Bridges, overcame a four-point deficit in the fourth game of Fridayâ€™s contest to force a deciding fifth game with three-time defending state champion Coventry.
BURRIVILLE- Itâ€™s almost fall, and itâ€™s almost time for cross country season in South County. This past weekend, teams from all over the area gathered for the first event of the season in the â€˜Around the Courseâ€™ Injury Fund 5k Races at the Burriville Middle School course.
Each team was looking to get a head start on what should be an exciting season of cross country.
WESTERLYâ€”The Chariho Chargers football team were challenged by Division III East Greenwich this past Friday night in the Injury Fund Tournament held at Westerly High School and unfortunately the Avengers pulled away with the 20-6 victory in the opening exhibition.
The Injury Fund classic featured teams ranging from Division I, all the way to Division III. The teams involved were Chariho, East Greenwich, Westerly, Narragansett, North Kingstown, and also South Kingstown.
KINGSTON â€” The University of Rhode Island Menâ€™s Soccer team opened up their season at home this past Friday night with a frustrating 1-1 tie against Seton Hall University, as the Pirates scored a goal late in the second half of play to force the draw, after the game reached two overtimes.
NORTH KINGSTOWN- So many times in sports the game is so much about winning and losing the athletes forget how to have fun. However, a youth group in North Kingstown knows the game is still about playing the sport they enjoy and having fun.
EAST GREENWICH - The East Greenwich girls soccer teamâ€™s season ended in disappointment last fall. The team made it all the way to the Division I semifinal round, and fell short of their championship goals against La Salle Academy.
This season, the Avengers are back to make another run, and are looking to be one of the best teams in Division I soccer.
EG lost seven seniors from last season, which makes it difficult for a return back to the postseason. However, there are nine seniors on this yearâ€™s roster who look to lead East Greenwich not just back to the playoffs, but to a championship.
EAST GREENWICHâ€” The Chariho Boysâ€™ Soccer team opened up their season this past week at East Greenwich High School in an Injury Fund exhibition tournament against Shea before taking on Mt. Hope High School in their season opener on Friday.
The matchup versus the Raiders was a tough game for the Chargers as Sheaâ€™s speed and execution led to a 4-0 shutout win.