By PAUL J. SPETRINI
WOOD RIVER JCT. — As Tiverton girls soccer coach Chris Messenger walked off the field at Chariho High School Monday night, he turned to Chargers’ coach Najih Lazar and congratulated him on a great game, saying Chariho gave his Tiger girls “all they could handle” and Lazar couldn’t have been more pleased.
Because sometimes, when you’re in the midst of an injury-plagued, rebuilding year, all you can ask for is to be competitive and to not quit.
And the Chargers passed both of those tests with flying colors Monday.
Chariho sophomore Hannah Scahill broke through a trio of Tiverton defenders, barreled her way past Tiger keeper Ashlyn Cleary and scored on a fantastic breakaway in the 60th minute Monday and while that goal ultimately wasn’t enough to prevent a 2-1 loss to Tiverton that dropped the Chargers to 3-9-2 overall, it was enough to show the type of talent the girls in green have and it was enough to show that, despite their results, Chariho is a team improving every day.
For the full story and more from Chariho sports, pick up the 10/21 edition of the Chariho Times