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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 02-07-2019

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CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | FEBRUARY 7-13, 2019 SPORTS & RECREATION 25 BREEZE PHOTOS BY ERIC BENEVIDES Above, Cumberland senior forward STEPHEN CIOLINO, #22, tries to keep the puck away from Coventry junior defenseman ANTHONY MATOLA during last Friday night's game. The Clippers remained undefeated by skating to a 3-0 win. Right, Cumberland sophomore goalie JACK BYRNE stopped 25 shots for his fifth shutout of the season. the first period and I think that set the tone for the rest of the game. I thought we gave a solid effort all the way around, from the defensive zone to the forecheck. We had a lot of opportunities that we didn't bury, but overall, I'm proud of the way we played tonight." While Shevlin, who added his 11th goal of the season in the win over Portsmouth, and his junior linemates, Jordan Cullion (seven goals, five assists) and Aidan Cleary (four goals, nine assists) have keyed the Clippers offensively, the defense has been truly spectacular, allowing just eight goals all season and shutting out five teams. Sophomore goalie Jack Byrne, who is coming off a superb freshman sea- son, currently leads the division in goals-against-average (0.82) and save percentage (.952), and the defense- men in front of him, namely seniors Sean Meers and John Mello and junior Ryan Taylor, have also played very well. The Clippers will return to action this weekend with back-to-back 9 p.m. home games at Adelard Arena, as they will play the Providence Country Day/St. Raphael Academy/ Wheeler co-op squad on Friday and North Smithfield on Saturday. The co-op team entered the week in fourth place with an 8-3 record. Another game to highlight on the schedule is the Clippers' showdown with third-place Cranston West on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m. at Adelard. The Falcons, who came into the week with a 10-4 record, joined the Clippers in dropping from D-I to D-III during the offseason. CLIPPERS From Page 22 Several CUMBERLAND AND LINCOLN MIDDLE SCHOOL WRES- TLERS earned medals at last week- end's RIPCOA championship meet at Ponaganset High School. Both the Lincoln and North Cumberland Middle School teams were also honored for capturing their respective dual-meet titles, with Lincoln claiming the Dake Division title with a 9-0 mark and NCMS winning the Cox Division cham- pionship with an 8-1 record. Among the athletes who placed in the top three of their respective weight class- es were, from left, Lincoln's Christian Petrone (third place, 140 pounds), Cumberland's David Harvey (state champion, 165 pounds) and Luke Tougas (second place, heavyweight) of McCourt Middle School, Cumberland's Jordan DaCosta of NCMS (state champion, 150 pounds), Cumberland's Spencer Fine of Blackstone Valley Prep (state champion, 112 pounds), and Lincoln's Zachary Henault (second place, 88 pounds) and Nameek Vieira (third place, 106 pounds). Middle school wrestlers capture medals at RIPCOA championship meet Rachel A. Baboian, Au. D. Doctor of Audiology Licensed Audiologist Today's hearing aids are barely visible, highly effective and easy to afford. Come hear for yourself with a RISK FREE 30-day trial! FREE Hearing Screenings FREE Hearing Aid Checks & Cleanings Just call to schedule an appointment! 401-475-6116 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Building 3, Suite 307, Lincoln, RI

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