Archive - Mar 2013 - Sports Article
PAWTUCKET â The Lincoln/Cumberland Co-op girlsâ hockey squad had just suffered a tough 5-2 decision to the combined Barrington/Mount Hope/Portsmouth club on Thursday night, March 7, at Brown University.
That, coupled with the Lionsâ 6-5 double-overtime defeat in the first game of this-best-of-three R.I. Division II Tournament championship series, meant the second-year program hadnât captured its dream of capturing the state crown.
PROVIDENCE â While the immediate future of Rhode Island high school co-op teams does not appear threatened, concern appears to be mounting about the direction the practice is heading.
A portion of Mondayâs gathering of the Principalsâ Committee on Athletics focused on a myriad of topics that have to do with the validity of cooperative programs. The fact-finding mission is already underway -- a committee tasked by the Interscholastic League to weigh the pros and cons of co-ops recently sent out a three-page survey to principals and athletic directors.
PROVIDENCE â Validation that the Providence College menâs basketball program is heading in the right direction came Sunday night in the form of receiving a first-round home game in the National Invitational Tournament.
PC will welcome Charlotte to The Dunk Wednesday night for a 7:15 tip. The Friars are seeded fourth in a region while the 49ers of the Atlantic 10 are the fifth seed. Wednesdayâs winner advances to face the victor of Kentucky-Robert Morris, a contest set for Tuesday night. Second-round NIT matchups are scheduled for March 21-25.
PROVIDENCE â While his players hooted and hollered inside the dressing room, Burrillville High head coach Steve Daigle tried to explain how his crew â after dropping a tough 1-0 decision to Barrington in the first game of this best-of-three R.I. Division I Tournament championship set â managed a vastly different scenario on Saturday afternoon.
The hockey program at Mount St. Charles added another championship to its proud heritage on Saturday night after posting a 5-2 victory over La Salle Academy at Brown University's Meehan Auditorium. The victory completes a two-game sweep for the Mounties, who captured their 43rd state title.
PROVIDENCE â Lincoln High sophomore goalkeeper Chris Leclaire had been stationed in his own cage, well over 120 feet away, when his teammates on the Meehan Auditorium ice began a massive celebration.
Fractions of a second before, he had watched junior forward Griffin Hevey knock a routine skimmer from just inside the opponent's blue line at freshman netminder Austin Gemma.
PROVIDENCE â Whatever Mount St. Charles head coach Dave Belisle told his kids in the dressing room after the second period, it worked wonders.
Or is that an understatement?
The Mounties exploded for five unanswered tallies in the third â incredibly in a span of just 9:35 â to pummel La Salle Academy, 7-0, in this initial tilt of the best-of-three R.I. Championship Division series at Meehan Auditorium on Friday night.
PROVIDENCE â Though their two teams went a combined 8-24-3 in league play this season, Burrillville and Barrington put on a championship-caliber show Thursday night.
In a contest that went down to the wire, the Eagles got a third-period goal from Michael Lombardi and came up with a huge defensive stand in a frenzied final minute to win Game 1 of the Division I finals, 1-0, at Brown Universityâs Meehan Auditorium. The Broncos will try to push the best-of-three series to a decisive third game when the two teams reconvene Saturday afternoon at 4 oâclock.
PROVIDENCE â Lincoln High wasnât at its best against the Prout School on Thursday night.
Not only did the Lions go 0-for-4 on the power play for the game, but during their last man advantage with less than six minutes left, it not only failed to capitalize, but yielded the Crusaders a shorthanded goal.
But thanks largely to the play of sophomore goalie Chris Leclaire and his 28 stunning saves, the Lions survived with a 3-2 verdict over Prout in the initial game of this best-of-three R.I. Division II Tournament championship series at Brown University's Meehan Auditorium.
WOONSOCKET â Fact is, Mount St. Charles Academy chief Dave Belisle likes the way his squad is playing right now.
He admitted being less than ecstatic with the Mounties' 7-4 triumph over Coventry High in the first game of a best-of-three R.I. State Championship semifinal set last Friday night, but couldn't have been more satisfied with their 4-1 victory 24 hours later.
With that sweep, second-seeded MSC earned yet another berth in the state finals, and will take on familiar foe La Salle in the series' initial tilt at Meehan Auditorium at 7:30 p.m., Friday.