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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 10-15-2020

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28 SPORTS & RECREATION OCT. 15-21, 2020 | VALLEY BREEZE | NORTH SMITHFIELD BLACKSTONE WOONSOCKET EDITION "I think we have a lot of skills, so we would like to make the playoffs," added Plante, whose assistant coach is her son, Tyler Plante. "But these kids have to work a little bit harder in prac- tice and build up their endurance. They need to improve on their passing and take advantage." As for last Saturday's defeat, Plante, who is also the school's head boys' volleyball coach, said that she thinks the loss will be a learning curve for her team, and she pointed out a few other areas that need some improvement. "Some of them are not realizing that they can't keep the ball up in the air; you have to possess the ball and trap," she said. "We didn't do a good job of doing that and moving the ball. (NP) played much better. They made short, quick passes moving the ball and we didn't do that. We tried to dribble too much up the middle." The Novans are back in action on Saturday with a 1 p.m. game against the Paul Cuffee School at Providence's Drummond Field. Northmen, Mount girls' soccer teams win Div. II openers NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield High and Mount Saint Charles Academy girls' soccer teams kicked off their Division II seasons on the right foot last Saturday by netting impressive victories, with the Northmen blanking Ponaganset High on their home turf, 4-0, and the Mounties taking a 2-1 thriller with Burrillville High on the Broncos' campus. In the Northmen's victory, junior striker Sadie Crozier was the player of the game, as she scored twice and assisted on the two goals that senior midfielder Skylah Sullivan scored. Junior goalkeeper Siranee Caron also stopped six shots for the shutout. The Mounties' win saw junior Anna Giacobbe score MSC's first goal midway through the open- ing half off a pass by classmate Karissa Ciullo and sophomore Christina Schoumaker double the lead off an assist from freshman Samantha Omar at the 56th minute. Defensively, MSC senior goalkeeper Gabriella Hisoire turned away eight shots and lost her bid for a shutout with 1:17 left in the game. VILLA NOVANS From Page 27 WOONSOCKET – Dr. Day Care wrapped up an outstand- ing regular season in the Field of Dreams Senior Softball League last Friday at Cold Spring Park's Baldelli Field by posting a 19-11 victory over Village Haven that was the two-time defending cham- pion's 11th win in 12 games. Dan Hurst led Dr. Day Care's offense with four hits, two of them doubles. Rich Croteau added two doubles and a single, Wayne Elderkin and Bill Theroux each had a double and two singles, Steve Tucker collected a double and a single, and Rich Croteau, Jim Penta, and Tom O'Brien also joined the multiple-hit club. Ben Lapierre and Ted Hebert led Village Haven with three hits apiece. Tom Auclair doubled and singled, and Lou Tomaselli, Jim Richards, and Norm Boulin each had two singles. Also last Friday, Ronzio Pizza & Sub defeated Lepine Financial Services, 17-5, in a game that saw Willie Barr lead Ronzio's attack with two doubles and a single, Mike Donofrio and Sonny Desjardin each collect three hits, and Jerry Smith and Paul Pion belt home runs. Joe Cassiere, Ricky Wilson, and Todd Tucker also had two hits each for Ronzio, whose winning pitcher was Dan Pion, and Al Rich and Bob Brickley added two hits each for Lepine. The playoffs will begin on Friday, with Dr. Day Care tak- ing on Lepine, which is 3-9, and Ronzio facing Village Haven in a battle of 5-7 teams. Fields of Dreams Senior Softball League wraps up regular season, kicks off postseason Friday I'D HIT THAT was certainly a hit in the Sunday's Co-ed 'B' 6's Division I playoffs of the Gator's Pub Summer Volleyball League. After recently taking fourth place in the regular season, I'd Hit That went on to win the champi- onship by topping the Beach Bums in the quarterfinals, defending champion Anything From The Volley in the semis, and Game On in the finals. The mem- bers of the team are, from left, Tyler Boiteau, Brianna Narodowy, Beckie Chamberland, Kady Caouette, Will Lyons, and Nicole Paul. SCOOBY SNACKS recently repeated as champions of the Gator's Pub Summer Volleyball League's Tuesday Nites Co-ed 'A' 6's division. The members of the team, which also earned a share of the regular-season co-championship, are, in front from left, Kelly Sanders, Jenn Donnelly, and April Brown; in back, Dave Garzoli, Jesse Lawrence, Scott Ozarski, and Tom Paquette. 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