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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 05-22-2019

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WEST GREENWICH – The St. Raphael Academy boys' and girls' outdoor track and field team enjoyed their finest performances at the Class C championship meet in more than a decade on Saturday afternoon by placing among the top four teams. The boys placed second out of 13 teams with 70 points – Rogers rolled to the team title with 203 – and the girls finished fourth with 61, with only 27 points separating the Saints from first-place Moses Brown. As expected, SRA sopho- more Darius Kipyego delivered another excellent performance that saw him win the 800 (1:56.88) and 1,500 (personal-best 4:08.55), as well as anchor the Saints' 4x400 relay team of Joseph Torres, Nasavell Medeiros, and Klayton DaSilva to another victory in 3:33.35. The Saints also saw Reilly Johnston win the 3,000 (8:59.31) and the 4x100 relay squad of Joseph Noel, Dylan Polion, Jacob Lamothe, and Jeff Codman take first place in 45.33 seconds. SRA also received a run- ner-up finish from Medeiros in the 3,000 with a time of 9:10.05, and a third place from Fontaine in the long jump with a leap of 20 feet, two inches. For the girls' team, fresh- man Christine Kizekai was the Saints' top athlete, as she took second in the 100 (12.58) and 200 (26.78) dashes and helped the 4x100 relay squad of Faith Kizekai, Jordan Cournoyer, and Aliviah Perryman win its event in 50.62 seconds. Racheal Mongeau (3,000, 10:56.14) also placed second, and adding third places were Faith Kizekai (100, 12.62 seconds), Stephanie Murphy (300 hurdles, 17.72 seconds), Elizabeth Murphy (high jump, 4-7), and Cournoyer (triple jump, 30-10). In the Class B champion- ship meet at West Warwick High, the Shea High boys' team placed eighth out of 12 schools with 29 points. Jaylen Smith led the way by winning the 100-meter dash (11.2), taking fourth place in the long jump (20- 2), and helping the Raiders' 4x100 relay team of Ronaldo Gomes, Daevon Silva, and Dovontay Vaz win its event in 45.66 seconds. SRA and Shea will send their top athletes to the RIIL Championships on Saturday, June 1, at Brown University. 12 SPORTS & RECREATION MAY 22-28, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | PAWTUCKET EDITION and trying to score, Krikorian went back to third. Baccala, meanwhile, was stuck in no man's land between second and third, and when the Saints tried to throw out Baccala at second, the ball sailed into the outfield and Krikorian scored with ease. Baccala later crossed the plate when Pimental, who also had three hits in the game, dropped a single into right- center field. The weather threatened to become a problem, but the rain decided at this moment to stay away. The wind then picked up and the sun went behind some dark clouds, but they passed and play continued without pause. The Saints regained the lead in the bottom of the third, 4-3, with Cam Wilson and A.T. DiPina scoring the runs on wild pitches by NP starter Dom Pontarelli. Wilson had singled to right and DiPina reached on a bunt hit that was fielded by the first base- man, but had no one covering first. The Saints added an insurance run in the fourth on a throwing error, but in the top of the fifth, the Cougars loaded the bases with no outs on a leadoff walk to Mandeville and singles by Rioles and Pimentel. Mandeville then scored on a wild pitch, and with a 2-0 count on John DeCarmo, Sorrentine opted to bring in reliever Cam Wilson to put out the fire. Wilson walked DeCarmo to reload the bases, but he got out of the inning by inducing a 3-2-4 double play and getting the next batter to tap out to the mound. "Gomes was going good there for a while and then he kind of ran into a wall there," Sorrentine said. "And Cam came in and did a good job. They had bases loaded and no outs, but he got that double play, and that was huge." In the fifth, the Saints made it a 6-4 game on a run-scoring single by LeFort, and as the contest became official, with five full innings, the weather started to turn again. The top of the sixth had one runner reach, Krikorian, but he was forced out at second, and Mandeville flied out to left to end the inning. The Saints tried to get their at-bats in the bottom of the sixth, but thunder and visible lightning prevented that from happening. As people ran for cover and the umpires tried to wait out the storm, the rain came down in buckets, soaking the field. Since the field was no longer play- able, despite the fact that the sun was returning, the contest was over and the Saints picked up a very important win. BASEBALL From Page 9 Saints grab top-four places at Class C track meet Kipyego wins 800, 1,500 to help boys' team finish second giving in, the Lions started off the fifth set strong with a 5-0 run, and despite the Saints' comeback attempt, Lincoln never looked back. Despite the loss, Linhares was happy with his team's play. "We played fantastic," Linhares added. "That's every volleyball coach's dream, whether you win or lose and (the match) is decided by five points, and I couldn't have wanted anything more. You obviously have to have a winner and a loser, and I thought both teams played fantastic." While Linhares highlighted the play of all his players, he singled out his libero, Pablo Uribe, and outside hit- ters Ronald Williams and Garmodeh Willie. He said Uribe "played out of this world" against Lincoln and Willie had his biggest game of the year. The Lions were led by junior mid- dle hitter Chris Lezon, who used his height at the net to finish the match with 12 kills and 12 blocks. Outside hitter Richard Delacruz delivered a match-high 13 kills for the Saints. In the Saints' previous 3-2 victory over the Lions on May 9, a come- from-behind 18-25, 14-25, 25-23, 25-22, 15-7 win that extended SRA's win streak to six matches, the Saints were led by Antoine Serena, Jr.'s seven kills and five blocks, Williams' seven kills and 10 digs, and Uribe's 28 digs. VOLLEYBALL From Page 10 St. Raphael Academy third baseman and number five batter NOLAN POTTER collected a pair of hits on Monday afternoon to help the Saints defeat North Providence, 6-4. Both teams will face each other again today at the Cougars' home field. 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