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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 10-11-2018

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Cumberland Lincoln Edition Sports & Recreation @ OCTOBER 11-17, 2018 Stepping up to the challenge CHS boys' soccer team tighten grasp on third place in D-I standings By ERIC BENEVIDES Valley Breeze Sports Editor CUMBERLAND – When it comes to drama and excitement, the Cumberland High boys' soc- cer team has certainly given its fans their money's worth this year. That's because the Clippers' first 10 matches of the Division I campaign had either been decid- ed by one or two goals or ended in a tie. Last Saturday afternoon's stunning 5-0 loss on the road to La Salle bucked that trend, but on Tuesday night at Tucker Field, the Clippers took a 3-1 thriller from North Kingstown by scoring twice in the final 28 minutes. Tuesday's victory was a huge one for the Clippers because it improved their record to 6-3-3, which entering Wednesday's D-I schedule, is good for third place in the 16-team league behind La Salle (7-0-4) and Tolman (7-0-3), as well as a point better than fourth-place Portsmouth (6-3-2), which fell to fifth-place Moses Brown (5-2-3) on Tuesday night, 3-2. Entering Saturday's contest against the defending state champion Rams, only five points separated La Salle from three teams who were tied for sixth place in the standings. It's been that kind of a sea- son in the state's top division, and it only promises to get extra intense over the final 2½ weeks of the regular season. "It's a competitive year for the league," said Cumberland head coach Justin Resendes. "It's good because that's what we want – everyone kind of playing at that same level, and any game you play, you have a chance to win. "For us, we've been fortunate where we've been able to capitalize on some results early in the season, but there were also some games that we missed points on that we thought we should have had." Two of those matches that stick out was the Clippers' 2-2 draw on Sept. 26 at home with Tolman, which saw the Tigers erase a 2-0 halftime deficit and score the equalizer with five minutes left in the game, and eight nights later, a 2-1 loss at Classical that saw the Purple, who are currently in the middle of the standings, net the game-winning goal with less than 10 minutes to play. BREEZE PHOTO BY ERIC BENEVIDES Cumberland center midfielder AIDAN BAGLEY, left, controls the ball in front of La Salle Academy midfielder MAX HOFSTETTER during the second half of last Saturday afternoon's Division I game. The Clippers will head into Friday night's showdown against Portsmouth with a 6-3-3 record. See CLIPPERS, Page 26 820 Cumberland Hill Rd. Woonsocket, RI 02895 401-766-8715 Store Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sundays 10 a.m.-6 p.m. OPEN SUNDAYS 10 a.m.-6 p.m. SALE OCTOBER 11TH - OCTOBER 24TH, 2018 JOSE CUERVO TRADICIONAL JACK DANIELS BAREFOOT WINES APOTHIC WINES (EXCEPT INFERNO) GEMMA DI LUNA PINOT GRIGIO JOSEPH CARR CABERNET SOL 750 ML 1.75 LT 1.5 LT 750 ML 750 ML 750 ML $ 19 .99 $ 39 .99 $ 9 .99 $ 7 .99 $ 14 .99 $ 13 .99 PABST TRULY $ 17 .99 $ 13 .99 30 PACKS 12 PACKS SOBIESKI VODKA REG. OR RASPBERRY 1.75 LT $ 16 .99 SMOKING LOON ALL TYPES 750 ML $ 6 .99 TITO'S VODKA 750 ML $ 16 .99 DOUBLE LOYALTY POINTS BESODEL SOL SANGRIA 1.5 LT $ 6 .99 12 PACKS EPPA SANGRIA $ 5 .99 750 ML GOSLINGS RUM 750 ML $ 17 .99 1.75 LT – $26.99 6-PACKS 16-OZ. $4.99 $ 9 .99

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