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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 05-09-2019

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22 SPORTS & RECREATION MAY 9-15, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION the defense, which had allowed just 28 goals in Lincoln's first six victories, which quietly contained an attack that averaged 16 goals per game and boasted the D-III's top scorer in Charlotte Boss, who entered the contest with 40 goals. "We have a really good defense this year," said Renzi, whose 'D' played minus one of its top defenders, junior Samantha McClean, who did not play after getting into a car accident that week. "We shut down their top scorer, Charlotte Boss. She only had one goal, and she was not happy." Boss and her teammate, Kaeley Zito, are currently 1-2 in the division in goals scored with over 50 apiece, but when it comes to rolling out a balanced offense, it's tough to match up with the Lions' attack, which features four players with 20 or more goals: Loparto (37), junior attack Hannah Schermerhorn (23), and senior attack Sadie LaFleur (22) and Macey Cabana (20). "I have a lot of girls who can score, not just one or two," added Renzi. "I have four or five girls, and that makes a big difference." Loparto, LaFleur, and Cabana are part of Renzi's senior class that also includes two more attacks, Sophia Drezek and Jenny Kang, defensive standouts Ainsley Magliocco, Lily Jacobson, Kate Swanson, and Lauren Degnan, and backup goalie Taryn Dana. "They want to win the championship," Renzi said. "Most of them missed it in soccer, but they're seniors and they want to go out with a bang." Some other players that have con- tributed to the Lions' cause are junior Sara Leonetti, Marisa Martinelli, and Isabella Rocha, and sophomores Lauren Rose, Alexa Hayden, and goalie Drew Swanson. And that's not all. "We have (Domenica) 'Minny' DaCosta, who's only a sophomore, but she's been awesome," continued Renzi. "She and Alexa Hayden were both pulled up from the junior varsity team last year. And freshman Katie Jahnz made her varsity debut (against North Providence) and she's going to be a very good player." The Lions' next game isn't until next Wednesday, when they pay a visit to Tiverton for a 6 p.m. contest. A match worth keeping an eye on, noted Renzi, is the following one, on Friday, May 17, at home against Ponaganset, which was 5-3 and enjoying its best season in its brief four-year existence. LINCOLN From Page 20 PROVIDENCE – Cumber- land native Sydney Provencal's rookie season on the Roger Williams University softball team was an exceptional one, and it recently came to a close with the Hawks sophomore and former Cumberland High standout receiving Second-Team All-Commonwealth Coast Conference honors. Provencal, who graduated from CHS in 2017 and was an All-State and three-time All-Division selection for the Clippers' softball team, led the Hawks with a .364 batting aver- age in 40 games that was also good for eighth place among the conference's leaders. She also ranked among the CCC's leaders in a few other categories, as she finished eighth in hits (40) and ninth in on-base percentage (.445). Provencal also scored 21 runs, drove in 18, and had 11 multi-hit games. IN BRIEF Provencal earns All-CCC softball honor at RWU BREEZE PHOTOS BY ERIC BENEVIDES Lincoln senior captain SADIE LAFLEUR has scored 22 goals in helping the Lions storm out to an 8-0 record that is their best start since the 2011 season. Lincoln junior MARISA MARTINELLI, #11, is surrounded by three North Providence players as he takes the ball to the net during last Thursday's Division III game at Ferguson Field, which the Lions won by a 19-3 score. In the background are Martinelli's teammates: LILY JACOBSON, #21, SOPHIA DREZEK, #1, and MACEY CABANA, #21. PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island College freshman thrower Matt Thibaudeau, who gradu- ated from Lincoln High last spring after a superb career with the school's track and field team, was named the Little East Conference Men's Rookie Field Athlete of the Week for his per- formance at the New England Division III Championships at Williams College. Thibaudeau placed seventh in the hammer with a throw of 159 feet, three inches. Thibaudeau lands Little East weekly rookie track honor Michael's Meats Family Owned and Operated Since 1972 This Week's Specials Good From Thursday, May 9 TH -Wednesday, May 15 TH , 2019 Find out what's on sale at CUMBERLAND 2130 Mendon Road, 401-305-5555 FResh PRODUce FROM OUR Deli HOURS: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; (Wed. closing at 6 p.m.); Saturday 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. LARGE, HOT HOUSE TOMATOES SATURDAY SPECIAL SATURDAY, MAY 11 TH , 2019 only. TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY SPECIAL TUES. & WED., MAY 14 TH & MAY 15 TH , 2019 only. FROZEN, GRADE A, AVERAGE WEIGHT 6-8 LBS. 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