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Exeter boys earn much-needed win

October 27, 2010

By ERIC RUEB
erueb@ricentral.com

WEST GREENWICH – As his players joked heading into the postgame handshake, Exeter-West Greenwich boys soccer coach Matt Savoie shouted out a quick reminder that regardless of the result in Monday, it’s not going to matter for long.
“Guys, it’s only Round 2. There’s one more to go,” he said after the Knights’ 4-1 drubbing of rival Tiverton Monday. “This one means nothing.”
Monday’s win over the Tiverton – the same school that beat them 1-0 in last year’s Division III semifinals and again 1-0 earlier this season – didn’t exactly mean nothing.

Charger girls continue to struggle on pitch

October 27, 2010

By JAMES BESSETTE
jbessette@ricentral.com

LINCOLN — With close to 20 minutes left in the match on Monday night at Chet Nichols Field, a few rain drops began to fall and a couple of “uh ohs” were uttered by a few soccer players from both the Chariho and Lincoln girls squads.
But the deluge on the scoreboard occurred very early in the match and the Chargers’ mindset of hoping to start anew and get back on the winning track was flooded with the thoughts of “here we go again.”

Goals aplenty for ’Gansett soccer

October 27, 2010

By BRANDEN MELLO
bmello@ricentral.com

NARRAGANSETT — The Coventry boys soccer team had the first and last goal-scoring chance in Friday’s Division II-South contest with Narragansett.
Every chance in between those Oaker efforts belonged to the Mariners and the home side made the most of its opportunities.
Narragansett, needing a win to stay in the hunt for a Division II playoff spot, received two goals apiece from sophomore forward Tod Wright and senior midfielder Pat Stone in a 7-0 victory over the struggling Oakers.

Confident Rebels sweep NK

October 27, 2010

By ERIC RUEB
erueb@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN — Headed to the bench after a dramatic comeback in Game 2 of Monday night’s battle with North Kingstown, the South Kingstown girls volleyball didn’t huddle up and start talking about how they could finish off the Skippers and avoid a collapse that’s been synonymous with the Rebels this season.

Hendricken still the undisputed No. 1 HS football team in Rhode Island

October 26, 2010

With a 13-7 win over East Providence Friday night, the Bishop Hendricken Hawks continued their recent stretch of dominance at the top of the Rhode Island Sports Media High School Football Poll, garnering all 11 first-place votes to finish 13 points ahead of Portsmouth for first place.
Below, see the full Top 20 from this week. Check out this week's SRIN Sports Sections for full High School Football coverage.

Top 20
# School (First Place Votes) -- Total Points--Last Week
1. Hendricken (11) -- 220 -- 1
2. Portsmouth-- 207 -- 2
3. Barrington--198--3
4. EP--184--4

Rams lose a heartbreaker to Maine

October 23, 2010

The University of Rhode Island football team was inches, literally, away from a monumental win over Maine Saturday afternoon but a fumble by quarterback Steve Probst on a third-and-goal play from the one-yard line with one second to go ultimately put the final nail in the Rams’ coffin as URI fell to 2-5 on the season with a heartbreaking 28-23 loss on Homecoming Day.
For full coverage of this game, pick up a copy of this Wednesday’s Narragansett Times newspaper.

Georgio runs wild on Sentinels, Knights roll

October 23, 2010

The Al Georgio show continued to chug right through the heart of Division IV Saturday afternoon as the Exeter-West Greenwich senior runner back racked up an impressive 285 yards … on just eight carries as the Scarlet Knights improved to 6-0 in D-IV with a 42-13 win over Smithfield.
Exeter’s Matt Ricard also scored his first career touchdown in the victory.
For more on this game, pick up a copy of this Thursday’s Standard Times newspaper.

Mariners keep playoff hopes alive with win over Lincoln

October 23, 2010

The Narragansett football team needed a win over Lincoln Saturday afternoon to keep pace for the fourth and final playoff spot in Division III and, thanks to a 90-yard touchdown run by Keirnan Kenny, the Mariners did just that, upending the Lions 23-7 to improve to 2-3 in D-III.
For full coverage of this game, pick up a copy of this Wednesday’s Narragansett Times newspaper.

Rebels, Skippers remain winless in Division I

October 23, 2010

All the South Kingstown and North Kingstown football teams want at this point in the season is a victory in Division I but, sadly, you can't always get what you want.
South Kingstown fell to 0-4 on the season Friday night with a 33-7 loss to Portsmouth. The Rebels were led by Nicholas Neill, who ran for 90 yards on 27 carried.
NK, meanwhile, fell to 0-5 in Division I with a 31-13 loss to La Salle. The Skippers struggled offensively all game long against the Rams, finishing play with -24 yards rushing.

Narragansett girls soccer will learn from draw

October 21, 2010

By BRANDEN MELLO
bmello@ricentral.com

CRANSTON — It was only a matter of time before the Narragansett girls soccer team finished one of its numerous goal-scoring chances Tuesday afternoon.
Time and Cranston East goalie Jesse Handler, however, won out.
After giving away a soft goal early in the first half, the Mariners tied the Thunderbolts on a beautiful goal by Jacyln Iannucci, The final 57 minutes of the top-of-the-table III-Central clash were spent in Cranston East’s end of the field, but the Mariners simply couldn’t solve Handler in a 1-1 draw.

 

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