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June 2nd, 2015
PROVIDENCE — By the time the No. 2 West Warwick volleyball team used its first timeout Tuesday night, it became pretty clear which team was going to make its first trip to the Division II final.
Undefeated top-seed North Smithfield took advantage of the Wizards’ biggest deficiency this season – passing – to score 13 of the first 18 points in the Division II semifinals at Brown’s Pizzitola Center.
Like the sound produced when nails scratch a chalkboard, the PawSox offense has been far from harmonious.
Thatâ€™s not news to anyone who has followed this team closely; Sundayâ€™s 5-1 loss to Louisville marked the 25th time in 51 games that Pawtucket had scored three or fewer runs in a game.
WOONSOCKET – Mount St. Charles boys’ basketball head coach Henry Coleman knew exactly what the situation called for upon learning that the outdoor courts at Cumberland’s Tucker Field were no longer available for an area high school boys’ summer league.
PROVIDENCE – Mount St. Charles Academy won the pre-game crowd support contest on Monday night at the Pizzitola Center. Mountie fans easily drowned out the outnumbered South Kingstown crowd during lineup introductions for this Division I semifinal playoff matchup.
PROVIDENCE – Nick Koprusak, senior quad-captain of the Burrillville/North Smithfield Co-op squad, had just played his heart out at Brown University’s Stevenson Field early Sunday afternoon, but he really couldn’t come to grips with the way his team’s season had ended.
He had expected more, especially after playing such a key role in his Broncos’ capture of the Division I/Eccleston League state championship in ice hockey almost two months to the day before.
PROVIDENCE – Cumberland High senior goalkeeper Mike Stock believed he and his teammates could pull off an upset of top-ranked Prout School in the R.I. Division II Lacrosse Tournament championship final at Brown University’s Stevenson Field on Sunday afternoon.
CUMBERLAND – The board inside the Cumberland boys’ lacrosse locker room tells the story of what is needed to become Division II champions.
WOONSOCKET – What Mount St. Charles sophomore Jarod Tessier pulled off on Thursday night left schoolmates screaming their approval, fans astonished and Pilgrim High head coach Mike McGiveron scratching his head.
During the third game of the R.I. Division I Tournament quarterfinal match, with the Mounties already having claimed a 2-0 lead in sets (though they didn’t come easy), Tessier used his Saturn V rocket serve to score 13 straight points and help the hosts roll to a 3-0 triumph.
NORTH SMITHFIELD – Mount St. Charles opened fast with five runs in the first three frames and later downed Division II-North host North Smithfield, 9-2, in both teams’ regular-season finale on Thursday.
Four juniors – including Eric Abruzzi, John Montani, Alex Lataille and Colin Cannata – posted two hits apiece for the Mounties, while senior Mike Dixon had a triple, single and a run scored.
BURRILLVILLE – Once the final horn sounded Wednesday afternoon, members of the Burrillville/North Smithfield Co-op squad sprinted toward the cage manned by senior goalkeeper Mark Pasquariello, pounced on top of him and began chanting, “We’re going to the ‘ship! We’re going to the ‘ship!”
They referred to the fact that the Broncos qualified for the R.I. Division III Tournament championship game at Brown University’s Stevenson Field at 1 p.m., Sunday.