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EAST GREENWICHâ€”The unlikely ride for the Chariho field hockey team came to an end Wednesday at East Greenwichâ€™s Carcieri Field.
The Chargers hung tough early against No. 2 seed La Salle but ultimately couldnâ€™t get anything going offensively against the Ramsâ€™ defense in a 2-0 defeat.
â€śThe first 20 minutes of the game I felt like we dominated,â€ť Chariho coach Johannah LaFountain said. â€śI thought our strategy was working and then I felt like they put some pressure on, made some changes and just kind of everything fell apart from there.â€ť
Midway through the opening half La Salle finally started to gain traction against the Chargers and with 8:20 to go until halftime Allison Bernier finished off a hit from Erin Gallogly to put the Rams on top 1-0 heading into the break.
A penalty stroke from La Salleâ€™s Molly Kelly with 19:21 left to put the game away and end Charihoâ€™s season.
Sophomore Maddie Powers had a tremendous game in goal for the Chargers, finishing with 21 saves in the loss.