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October 20th, 2013
WOOD RIVER JCT.â€”If Chariho field hockey coach Johannah LaFountain had one game sheâ€™d want back from the start of her teamâ€™s season it was a 1-1 draw in the teamâ€™s opener at Warwick Veterans.
Tuesday the Chargers edged out a 1-0 victory over the Hurricanes and while it didnâ€™t retroactively add those two points lost earlier this fall, it was nonetheless a critical win in the teamâ€™s push for a playoff spot.
WOOD RIVER JCT.â€”The last undefeated team in Division III has finally fallen.
The Chariho girls soccer team opened league play with 10 straight victories but Friday the Chargers suffered their first setback, a 1-0 loss at Moses Brown.
â€śI think it was kind of eye opening for them,â€ť Chariho coach Brittney Godbout said by phone Tuesday night. â€śThere were tears a bit of a shock but they came out this week and they realized that they can lose.â€ť
NARRAGANSETT â€” When youâ€™re a squad competing for a playoff spot like the Narragansett girls soccer team, losing a game down the stretch of the regular season stings.
Losing your best offensive player and one the stateâ€™s best goal scorers, however, can be catastrophic.
The Mariners (4-4-1 Division II) dropped a 5-2 decision to Warwick Vets (8-2-0 D-II) Friday but more painful than the defeat was the loss of junior striker Chelsea Sahagain, who left the game just before halftime after colliding with a Vets player and did not return.
WEST GREENWICH â€” It went down to the wire as the Exeter-West Greenwich boys soccer team hosted Prout last Friday.
The Knights gave the Crusaders fits all afternoon and it took nearly every single one of the gameâ€™s 90 minutes to decide the outcome, but ultimately Prout came away with the 2-1 win.
NARRAGANSETT â€” The Narragansett football team improved to 3-1 in Division III and 3-2 overall Saturday after a 36-14 home win over Ponaganset.
Showing off big-play artillery to go with a well-rounded performance, the Mariners got started early and dispatched the Chieftains with a couple of long touchdowns before its guests had even settled in.
COVENTRY â€” Sometimes the difference between a win and a loss is the width of a crossbar.
That was the case last Thursday afternoon for the Coventry and Narragansett boys soccer teams. Just a minute before halftime Mariner junior Jonathan Tartaro slammed a shot off Domenic Aguiarâ€™s crossbar.
With the game still scoreless just minutes into the second half, Coventry junior midfielder Sam Burton ripped a shot from the top of the box. The ball looped over goalie Austin McKanna, ricocheted off the bottom of the crossbar and bounced into the net to lead the Oakers to a 1-0 Division II win.
PROVIDENCEâ€”For a team thatâ€™s struggled to finish its scoring chances this season the South Kingstown boys soccer squad certainly picked a good day to find its touch around the net.
Friday the Rebels (8-2-0 Division I) emerged from a wild, back-and-forth second half to secure a 4-3 victory at Hope (5-4-1 Division I).
â€śWeâ€™ve been getting a little better at that,â€ť SK coach Scott Rollins said of his teamâ€™s ability to finish chances. â€śToday was weird because it was our defense that let us down a little bit but hey, win is a win and this is a tough place to play.â€ť
PROVIDENCEâ€”The Division I football season is just four weeks old but it is already shaping up to be a wild finish.
Friday South Kingstown (3-2, 1-2 D-I) â€“ fresh off a thrilling win over Portsmouth (4-1, 3-1 D-I) the week prior â€“ dropped a 27-16 decision at La Salle (5-1, 3-1 D-I), whose only loss of the season came to the Patriots in week one.
Given that Cranston West, East Providence and Tolman have started 0-4 â€“ while Barrington 3-0 and Hendricken 4-0 â€“ the stage is setting up for a potential battle for two playoff spots between the Rebels, Patriots, Rams and Cranston East.
Nick Ross is off to a good start running with the La Salle University menâ€™s cross country team.
Junior Ross, from East Greenwich (East Greenwich High), finished 16th out of 401 runners in the Gold Division race at last weekendâ€™s Paul Short Invitational in Bethlehem, PA. His 8k time was 24:25 and it helped the Explorers finish sixth out of 47 teams.
Prior to that, Ross finished 16th out of 122 runners in the Main Line Invitational in Haverford, PA with a 4 mile time of 19:49.35.
WEST WARWICK â€” The undefeated Narragansett volleyball team easily won the first two games of Wednesday nightâ€™s clash with West Warwick before the Wizards opened up a four-point lead midway through the third game.
It wouldâ€™ve been easy for the Mariners to chalk the game up as a loss and win the contest in the next game, but thatâ€™s not the mentality Narragansett first-year coach Abby Hummel has ingrained in the team.