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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 06-07-2018

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NORTH SMITHFIELD BLACKSTONE WOONSOCKET EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | JUNE 7-13, 2018 SPORTS & RECREATION 21 BREEZE PHOTO BY KAYLA PANU North Smithfield junior MATT HETU gets ready to spike the ball during last week's Division II-North matchup against Tolman. The Tigers rolled to a 3-0 victory that was their fifth win in their last six matches. player who has brought some energy to this year's team, Walling noted, is junior Ethan Savoie. The Northmen only have one other senior on their roster, outside hitter Aden Meksavanh. Among the team's large number of juniors are middle hit- ter Noah Darveau, outside hitter Matt Hetu, and setter Will Reyes, and the top sophomore has been outside hitter Aldrec Viera Dones. Prior to their three-game losing streak, the Northmen had swept their home-and-away series with another playoff team, Classical, which earned the North's fourth seed. The first match, which took place on May 13 at the Purple's gym, was a five-set thriller that saw N.S. win by scores of 17-25, 25-23, 25-15, 25-16, and 15-11 and Darveau (12 kills, three blocks) and Bhatia (10 kills) lead the attack, but the Northmen won the rematch three nights later at home by a 3-0 score. Ten of the Northmen's 12 victories had been 3-0 shutouts, and the only other match that went past three sets was N.S.'s wild 25-20, 25-18, 23-25, 28-30, 15-5 victory over the North's fifth seed, Mount Pleasant, on April 20. From preceding page Field of Dreams Softball League kicks off season WOONSOCKET – Lepine Financial Services kicked off the Field of Dreams Senior Softball League season by posting back-to-back victories, an 18-13 win in its season opener over Dr. Day Care and an 8-5 triumph last Friday over defending champion Village Haven, at Cold Spring Park's Baldelli Field. In the victory over Dr. Day Care, Lepine was led by newcomer Vic Fontana, who homered, tripled, and doubled twice. Dan Rich also had a double and two singles, and Rich Trond, Russ Taylor, and Gerry Turgeon each added three singles. Dan Hurst had a double and three singles; Rich Provost had four sin- gles, and Ray Kircorian and Charlie Dean both had a double and two singles to lead Dr. Day Care. The win over Village Haven saw Rich produce three singles and Fontana add a single and another home run. Lou Tomaselli's three singles led Village Haven. Claiming its season opener was Ronzio Pizza & Subs, which scored six runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to pull out a 15-14 win over Village Haven. Ronzio's offense was led by Willie Barr, who homered, tripled, and drove in six runs; Mike Donofrio, who added a triple and two singles, and Roger Dolbec, who had three base hits. Rene Payette's two doubles and base hit and Roger Pincince's double and two singles guided Village Haven's attack. Last Friday also saw Dr. Day Care plate the winning run in the home half of the seventh to defeat Ronzio, 16-15. Todd Tucker had three singles and a double; Steve Tucker added four singles, and Wayne Elderkins collected three base hits to lead Dr Day Care. Dolbec had a homer and a single, Gary Garcia had three singles, and Ricky Wilson added a double and a single to lead Ronzio. between 4th-seeded Chariho and 5th-seeded East Providence in the 7 p.m. nightcap of a semifi- nal-round doubleheader at East Greenwich High. This will be Mount's sixth appearance in the semis since 2011. Second-seeded Bishop Hendricken, which is 14-2 and handed the Mounties their lone loss of the season, a 3-1 defeat on May 10 in Warwick, also received a bye and will take on the winner of the quarterfinal- round match between 3rd- seeded Coventry and 6th-seeded South Kingstown in the 5 p.m. opener. The title match is scheduled for Saturday, June 16, at 6 p.m. at Johnson & Wales University. Mount reached the Division I finals for the first time in its program's history last season, but dropped a 3-2 thriller to South Kingstown that saw the Rebels win their second straight state title by scores of 25-20, 22-25, 25-18, 27-29, and 15-13. MOUNTIES From Page 19 of 199-4 and sixth in the shot put in 46-3½, and junior Hezekiah Adeyeye also claimed a bronze medal by plac- ing third in the 400 in 50.65 seconds. Senior Joshua Correia also finished fourth in the long jump with a leap of 21-3, and the Novans also saw their 4x100 relay team of senior Brendon Louis, junior Isaiah Karpinski, Correia, and Adeyeye place fifth in 44.8 seconds. North Smithfield junior Xavier Croteau made some history at the meet, as he became the first athlete in the two-year history of the Northmen's outdoor track and field program to receive a medal. Croteau, who will compete in the Down Under Sports Tournament in Australia this summer, placed fourth in the 100-meter dash in 11.07 sec- onds and then went on to seize sixth place in the 200 in 22.71. In the girls' meet, two Woonsocket seniors received sixth-place med- als, as Katrina Kurowski delivered a throw of 153-6 in the hammer and MaryAnn Carr ended up tying for sixth place in the high jump with a leap of 4-11. 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