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The Valley Breeze & Observer 10-18-2018

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NORTH SCITUATE – For the first time since 2011, Smithfield and Scituate took the field for a Division I girls' soccer game last Saturday after- noon at Manning Field. And under a bright sun and cold temperatures, the Sentinels were able to beat their neighboring foe, 3-1, and move into fourth place in the standings. The Sentinels, who improved to 7-2-1, was coming off a scoreless tie against Cumberland, while the Spartans, who dipped into eighth place (out of 16 teams) at 5-5-1, had dropped their last two matches and were down another player because of an injury. The Sentinels took a 2-0 lead at halftime and never looked back, as Riley Hart and Abby Proulx each had a goal and an assist and goalkeeper Abby Leveille ended up with 13 saves. "Both teams kind of started a little slow," Smithfield head coach Bob Squillante said. "It took a little while for both teams to get into a rhythm, and then we took advantage of a cou- ple of nice transitions on the counter attack, playing the ball. Abby (Proulx) and Riley did a great job, and I think it's the first game this year that we scored two goals in a half." The Sentinels didn't take their first shot on goal until Marissa Ruzzano took one 10 minutes into the game. But 30 seconds later, Hart made her way down the middle of the field with the ball and found Proulx, who sped up, broke away from the Spartans' defense, and fired a shot past keeper Madison Medbury. Five minutes later, it was almost the same play for the Sentinels, but this time, it was Proulx who set up Hart for the goal. Hart sped through two defenders and made a nice maneuver by Medbury to double her team's lead. Smithfield kept the momentum going into the second half, as Sami Nicynski scored on Medbury in the 51st minute to make it a 3-0 game. Nicynski had a few more opportuni- ties to score in the match, but they either went over the net or were stopped by Medbury. Rachel Oster eventually got the Spartans on the scoreboard, but time ran out on them before they could add another score. Both teams con- tinually subbed players in and out, as most of them saw some type of action with no junior varsity game after. "I thought we had a much better second half," Squillante said. "And when we got that third goal, I felt really comfortable at that point. We gave up one at the end, but Scituate worked hard for it. I thought overall it was a good game. I'm pleased." As it gets further into October, the regular season is starting to wind down and both teams have a few games still to play before setting their sights on the postseason. Squillante said that his team has had four post- ponements this year and will be mak- ing those up in the next few weeks. 20 SPORTS & RECREATION OCTOBER 18-24, 2018 | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | SMITHFIELD SCITUATE FOSTER GLOCESTER Smithfield girls' soccer team defeats Scituate Sentinels vault into fourth place in Div. I standings with 3-1 win By KAYLA PANU Valley Breeze & Observer Sports Writer kayla@valleybreeze.com BREEZE PHOTO BY KAYLA PANU Scituate's LYNDSEY CAIRONE, left, and JULIA OLSON, #10, battle Smithfield's ABBY PROULX, right, for control of the ball during last Saturday's Division I game at Manning Field. Proulx scored the first goal of the afternoon to help the Sentinels top the Spartans, 3-1. See SENTINELS, Page 22 S STANLEY TREE Since 1986 • Professional High Quality Service At Reasonable Rates • Licensed Arborists • Serving RI & Nearby Mass. • Our Team Of Professionals Is Fully Equipped To Handle Your Job In A Safe Efficient Manner N. Smithfield, Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Affordable Solutions for Your Tree Problems Fully Insured Free Estimates 401-765-4677 www.StanleyTree.com Tree Removal Pruning Cabling Brush Mowing Stump Grinding Crane Service TREE REMOVAL EXPERTS Plant Health Care Spraying/Fertilization PATRIOTS VS DOLPHINS AIR TOUR DECEMBER 7-10, 2018 $ 849.00 ALAN HOCHMAN TOURS INC. WWW. 274TRIP.COM 401-274-TRIP (8747) 274TRIP@COX.NET * ROUND TRIP SOUTHWEST AIR FROM PVD * HOTEL OCEAN SKY RESORT * BUS AND TICKETS TO GAME * LIMITED SPACE RESERVE TODAY * DEC 7 SOUTHWEST 6:25 P.M.-11:15 P.M. * DEC 10 SOUTHWEST 11:15 A.M.-4:45 P.M. * PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE * PER PERSON DOUBLE OCC. Office Hours Monday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. • Dental Exams & Cleanings • Sealants & Fluoride • Root Canal Therapy • Periodontal Treatments • Extractions • Teeth Whitening • Tooth Colored Fillings • Crowns & Bridges • Porcelain Veneers • Dental Implants & more Our Smithfield RI dental office offers a variety of general, restorative and cosmetic dental servic- es designed to meet the individualized needs of the entire family. Our goal is to assist each of our patients in achieving and maintaining long term dental health and an attractive smile. We offer: Smithfield Dental Associates 41 Sanderson Rd., Suite 106 Smithfield, RI 02917 (401) 349-3290

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