WOONSOCKET — For the first time in a long while, Cumberland High actually defeated archrival Lincoln.
It happened on Wednesday night at Adelard Arena, with the still-undefeated Clippers edging the previously-unbeaten Lions, 2-1, in a Division II-North showdown.
Sophomore Jake Salisbury notched the game winner with 3:58 remaining in regulation. After a scoreless initial stanza, Cumberland took a 1-0 advantage on Salisbury’s unassisted tally just 1:01 into the second.
Lincoln, however, knotted it at 1-1 when senior Mike Enos converted Aaron Fiske’s feed at 9:44.
That just set up Salisbury’s heroics.
CHS netminder Leo Lake closed with 18 saves, while Lincoln mainstay Chris Leclaire mustered 28.
With the win, the Clippers improve to 11-0-0 in league play, while Lincoln fell to 11-1-0 in II-North (12-3-0 overall).