Archive - Nov 11, 2011 - Sports Article
WESTERLY â€“ St. Raphael Academy got off to a 15-0 lead on Friday night before Westerly rallied for a 36-22 victory in the Division II quarterfinals.
The Saints took a 7-0 lead midway through the first quarter. After both teams punted twice to open the game, the Saints won the field position battle, setting up shop on Westerlyâ€™s 28-yard line. Diazâ€™s first punt had pinned Westerly back on its 17-yard line. His second punt was down on the Bulldogsâ€™ six-yard line. Westerly then punted and could only get the ball out to the 28-yard line.
EAST GREENWICH â€“ Jillian DeSimone had a feeling something good was about to happen upon sending a crossing feed toward the Mt. Hope net.
Why was DeSimone confident? Letâ€™s just say Friday night wasnâ€™t the first time the Lincoln senior captain shoveled off a pass with the intention of setting up one of her teammates. Turns out that teammate was junior Annie Carrol, who sacrificed her body en route to producing the only goal Lincoln would need in a 1-0 victory against Mt. Hope in the Division II semifinals. Carrol's tally came with just over six minutes remaining in second half.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€“ North Smithfield is heading back in the Division IV playoffs, and the Northmen earned their return trip the hard way â€“ with a five-game win streak loaded with victories over the divisionâ€™s top teams.
The Northmen celebrated their â€˜Senior Nightâ€™ and officially stamped their ticket to the postseason on Friday by putting away the divisionâ€™s top scoring team, Central Falls, by a 20-6 score.