WOONSOCKET — Cumberland High scored three times in the opening period and received a brilliant 44-save performance from netminder Pat Noke in a 5-2 victory over Toll Gate High on Friday night at Adelard Arena.
The Clippers, who are 6-0 in Division II-North action, saw Toll Gate battle back from a 3-0 deficit with a pair of goals, but they ended any hopes of a Titans comeback by scoring a pair of empty-net goals in the final 30 seconds of the games.
Mike Kinch scored twice and added an assist to lead the Clippers, who unleashed a season-high 50 shots in the game. He currently leads the division in scoring with nine goals and 11 assists.
Andrew Pluta also netted a pair of goals, and Matt Rzemien had a goal and an assist.
The Clippers will hit the road for their next game, a 7 p.m. encounter next Friday at Levy Arena against winless Ponaganset High.
Mount girls hand La Salle first loss, moves into tie for first place
WOONSOCKET — Mount St. Charles Academy knocked La Salle Academy from the unbeaten ranks and moved into a tie for first place with the Rams on Friday night by skating to a 3-1 victory at Adelard Arena.
Allison Shea and Alisha Sleboda scored goals within 12 seconds of each other early in the first period to help the Mounties improve to 5-1, the same mark as the Rams.
Caitlin Shea also added an insurance goal in the third period for the Mounties, who had to overcome a strong 37-save performance by La Salle goalie Holly Scott to come away with the win.
MSC netminder Sarah Erban was also solid with 28 saves.
The Mounties are back in action today at noon with another showdown, this one at Levy Arena against the Burrillville/Ponaganset co-op squad.
Koprusak lifts Burrillville/Ponaganset girls past N.S., Evangelista
BURRILLVILLE — Kelsey Koprusak’s goal with 5:55 to play in the game helped the Burrillville/Ponaganset co-op team nip neighboring rival North Smithfield, 2-1, on Saturday afternoon at Levy Arena.
Koprusak’s goal, her fifth of the season, spoiled a phenomenal performance by N.S. goaltender Britney Evangelista, who turned away 47 shots in her third straight superb effort.
The Broncos scored first 4:13 into the second period on Kali Kut’s goal that was set up by Koprusak, but the Northmen, who took just five shots in the game, made good on one of them at 5:19 when Samantha Archambault scored off a pass from Cara Figuerido.
The Broncos improved to 4-2, while the Northmen fell to 2-6.