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November 24th, 2014
SI.com's Andrew Perloff and Aaron Nagler take stock of four of the NFL's top contenders.
KINGSTON- The University of Rhode Island Womenâ€™s basketball team will start the 2014 season Nov. 14 with a new coach and a new "winning mind" philosophy.
Coach Daynia La-Force has brought her nearly 20 years of coaching experience to URI and has been rebuilding the defense and offense to improve the womens basketball program.
PROVIDENCEâ€” It was a dream come true for the Chariho unified volleyball team this past week during their Division III playoff run.
After finishing in second place for the last two unified volleyball seasons, Chariho didnâ€™t want to disappoint this time around.
In the opening playoff round, the Chargers defeated fifth-seeded Westerly to be able to move onto the semifinal match versus top-seeded North Kingstown. The defeat against the Bulldogs was the teamâ€™s second victory against the team during the 2014 campaign and that rallied the charge this past Thursday and Sunday.
EAST GREENWICHâ€” With the Chariho field hockey team finishing the regular season in first place of the Division II-South standings and Cumberland just coming up short of the first seed in Division II-North behind Classical, it was bound to be an extremely competitive semifinal playoff match between the two teams this past Thursday night at East Greenwich High School.
COVENTRY â€” As successful as the undefeated Coventry girls soccer team was this season, the reality was the Oakersâ€™ Division II quarterfinal opponent, No. 9 Chariho, came into Saturdayâ€™s match with more playoff pedigree.
While the Chargers reached the Division III semifinals in 2012 and also won a first-round playoff game this season, the Oakers hadnâ€™t won a playoff game since Donielle Mattoon scored the game-winning goal in the 2006 Division II final against Prout.
PONAGANSET- The Cross Country season came down to one final meet on Sunday afternoon at Ponaganset High School. The sleet and rain couldn't slow down these runners, as the Boys and Girls Cross Country teams gathered for one more race to see who would qualify for the New England Regional Race next weekend.
For the Girls, La Salle Academy repeated as State Champions, winning the meet by 56 points.
PROVIDENCEâ€” The Avengers football team is riding a four-game winning streak entering last Saturdayâ€™s contest with Hope at Hope High School. That streak continued in dominant fashion with a 34-0 rout of the Blue Wave.
It was a messy, muddy game in Providence on Saturday and that forced both teams to rely heavily on using a rushing attack to carry themselves to victory, yet the Avengers were the only team that successfully executed moving the ball down the field on offense.