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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 05-09-2019

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LINCOLN – Susan Renzi has been the Lincoln High girls' lacrosse team's head coach since the pro- gram's inception in 2002, and while she's seen a lot of good teams come and go, she's not shy when it comes to letting people know that the group she's coaching this spring is a truly special one. "I have nine seniors who have been with me for four years," she said. "I expect great things out of them, and they have done very well." Led by a superb senior class and a dynamic defense, the Lions are putting together a season to treasure in the Division III ranks. Entering their match on Wednesday night at Ferguson Field against Classical, the Lions boasted a spotless 8-0 record that included seven victories by seven or more goals. The one victory that wasn't a blowout came on Wednesday, May 1, at home against the division's only other undefeated squad, RIIL newcomer Rocky Hill, and it was an 11-10 classic that saw the Lions bravely battle back from a 6-4 deficit at halftime. "It was a fabulous game," Renzi said the following night after her team defeated North Providence, 19-3. "In the second half, we took the lead for good with four (consecutive) goals, and then (Rocky Hill) kind of got panicky and we held the lead until the end." While senior attack Lily Loparto led the offense with six goals, it was 20 SPORTS & RECREATION MAY 9-15, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION Lincoln girls rule D-III lacrosse ranks By ERIC BENEVIDES Valley Breeze Sports Editor sports@valleybreeze.com Lincoln senior LILY LOPARTO has netted a team-high 37 goals in the Lions' superb 8-0 start to its Division III season. Comeback victory over Rocky Hill highlights Lions' brilliant 8-0 start See LINCOLN, Page 22 Level Acres Farm Garden Center Seasonal Harvest 359 Highland Ave. South Attleboro, MA LevelAcresFarm. com 508-399-8226 Family owned & operated since 2001 511 Broad St., Cumberland, RI 02864 Open 24 Hours for Rental Pickup 401-405-0196 Grad party rentals Tents & Balloons Delivery or 24 hr Pick up Helping you bring smiles to your next event!

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