Archive - Feb 11, 2012 - Sports Article
SMITHFIELD â€“ Mount St. Charles played what coach Dave Belisle termed a â€śclean gameâ€ť on Saturday night during a 6-0 victory over Smithfield.
The Mounties outshot the Sentinels 45-15 and got three goals from Nicholas Bennett. Brian Belisle, Callan Morisseau and Devin Votta also tallied for Mount, which takes a 10-5 record into Friday nightâ€™s crucial Division I game with La Salle Academy (10-4-1). The game is set for 6:30 p.m. at Thayer Arena.
Mount St. Charles 1 â€“ 3 â€“ 2 â€“ 6
Smithfield 0 â€“ 0 â€“ 0 -- 0
First period: 1. MSC, Callan Morriseau (Brandon Borges), 3:45.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Precision, particularly in the short sprints, is often crucial in the outcome. One minor glitch at the beginning could determine who walks away with the gold and who settles for the silver.
Woonsocket High junior Jalen Evans, the top seed in the 55-meter dash at Saturdayâ€™s Class A Championship, found that out the hard way inside the Providence Career and Technical Academy field house.
â€śI never got the top speed and my start was awful,â€ť said Evans, after finishing second in the dash with a time of 6.5 seconds. â€śIn the middle of the race, I just lost it.â€ť
PROVIDENCE â€“ Shaun Noriega was in the game for South Florida for one reason alone â€“ to hit 3-point shots.
For someone who played exactly one minute, Noriega made a lasting impact in USFâ€™s 55-48 win against a Providence College outfit that as head coach Ed Cooley noted â€śdoesnâ€™t have the basketball gods on our side.â€ť A junior who entering Saturday had hoisted up 64 shots on the season with 51 of them coming from beyond the arc, Noriega delivered a pair of clutch makes from downtown that propelled the visiting Bulls to their eighth Big East win.
WOONSOCKET --- As expected, Mount St. Charles breezed past Lincoln on Friday night at Adelard Arena by rattling off five goals in the second period to break open a close game and pave the way for an 8-0 victory.
But the story of the night was Chris Leclaire, the Lionsâ€™ freshman goalie, who turned away an astounding 72 shots, the most saves in a game by a netminder in this state in recent memory. Leclaire currently leads all Division I goalies in saves with 390.