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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 09-12-2018

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Pawtucket Edition Sports & Recreation @ SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2018 PROVIDENCE – After a challenging 2017 season, the Shea High boys' soccer team is eager to turn things around this year, despite bringing back only five returning play- ers and having a roster that's almost completely new. "Last year was the worst that I had since I took over the boys' job in 2003," said Shea boys' head coach Pierre Ridore, whose team posted a 7-6-1 record and failed to reach the quarterfinals of the state playoffs for the first time in five years. "It was the worst season. Nothing went right." As for this season, "I'm try- ing to forget about (last year) and start over," said Ridore. "And most of the players that we have are new, so hopeful- ly, we can try to change the culture from last year, have more discipline, and do the right thing all the time." The Raiders graduated 14 seniors, one of their largest classes in a number of sea- sons, but Ridore said they don't have that many seniors this year. He said they are "starting fresh." One of the returners is senior goalkeeper Ednilson Tavares, who has been a four- year starter and is a captain. Ridore said that he is looking for Tavares to have a good season. The Raiders also have some standouts who are com- Raiders open season with brand new look Boys' soccer team hopes newcomers help Shea net another winning record, return to playoffs By KAYLA PANU Valley Breeze Sports Writer BREEZE PHOTO BY KAYLA PANU Shea's ANIBAL SANTOS LIMA, left, jumps in front of a group of players to head the ball closer to the Classical net during last week's Division I game at the Morro Athletic Complex in Providence. The host Purple defeated the Raiders, 1-0. See RAIDERS, Page 17

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