WARWICK â Dave Belisle has been associated with Mount St. Charles as a standout player in the late â70s and a member of the coaching staff for three decades, and even he was hard-pressed to recall the last time his team pulled off a comeback in the fashion it did on Saturday night.
Down by a 6-3 score with less than five minutes to play in its showdown for first place with Division I foe Moses Brown, the Mounties reached back and came through with three goals to knot the contest and force overtime.
WARWICKâ The only thing missing from this remarkable comeback was the âWâ at the end of it.
Down by three goals with less than five minutes to play in its marquee battle for first place with Division I rival Moses Brown on Saturday night, Mount St. Charles responded in dramatic fashion with three goals to send the game into overtime.
Unfortunately for the Mounties, they were unable to bury any of their three shots in the extra five-minute session and were forced to settle for a wild 6-6 tie with the Quakers at Thayer Arena.
The transition from high school to the college is never easy.
Former Woonsocket High standout Brooke Coderre found that out in August before she even put on her high tops as an incoming freshman at Franklin Pierce University.
âIt was probably the first day,â she said.âI realized it right away, leaving all my friends and playing for a new team, a new coach. You realize pretty quick itâs not high school.â
WARWICK â Bishop Hendricken had no problems with Woonsocket Friday night en route to a 61-40 victory over the Villa Novans. The loss drops Woonsocket to 1-6 in Division I-North while the Hawks improve to 4-2 in league play.
Cody LâHureux finished with eight points to lead Woonsocket while Flavio Barros chipped in with seven.
WOONSOCKET (40): Flavio Barros 2 3-4 7, Andreas Brackett 2 0-0 4, Joshua Houle 1 0-0 2, Kory Lawrence 1 2-4 5, Jarome Robinson 1 0-0 3, Kodie Spearman 1 1-1 3, Edwin Jones 2 0-0 5, Cody LâHureux 3 0-0 8. Totals: 14 7-13 40.
WOONSOCKET â Mount St. Charles tuned up for tonightâs showdown with Moses Brown with a 6-4 win over Cranston West Friday night at Adelard Arena. The Mounties took a 4-3 lead heading into the final period before striking twice in a six-minute span.
Mount, now 6-0 in Division I, jumped out to a 3-1 lead after one period on goals by Zach Samborsky, Ben Handanyan and Trevor Plante. The lead grew to 4-1 early in the second period before the Falcons scored the next two goals to narrow the gap to one heading into the final stanza.
WOONSOCKET â So much for rebuilding.
Woonsocket continues to scoff at the notion of turning over a new leaf, the latest example coming Friday in a satisfying 48-36 win against Ponaganset at Savaria Gymnasium. The defending state champion Novans improve to 4-1 in Division I-North, 6-2 overall.
PROVIDENCE â Six months since her shocking win in the high jump at last yearâs outdoor state meet, Kaylnn Pitts was back in her element.
The indoor track & field season began in early December but for the Woonsocket High sophomore on Thursday night it was her first time competing in the vertical leap. Although she has been able to long jump and sprint for the Villa Novans, a tender knee suffered during the fallâs volleyball season has kept Pitts away from the high jump area.
WOONSOCKET --- Offensively, Mount St. Charles Academy is sixth out of the stateâs nine teams in goals scored, and defensively, the Mounties are one of four teams to have surrendered fewer than 10 goals.
But thereâs one huge reason why the Mounties are sitting atop the standings with a 5-0 mark and looking like a potent squad in excellent shape to defend their state championship come March.
âI think we have the depth that any team in the league would envy,â offered MSC coach Steve Shea. âI feel like we have depth at every position, which is very nice to have.â
CUMBERLAND â After a six-day layoff from competing that included only three days of practice, was Cumberland High coach Steve Gordon worried his squad wouldnât be sharp against Westerly on Wednesday night?