Crozier lifts Northmen to emphatic road victory
WAKEFIELD — North Smithfield midfielder Riley Crozier assisted on three goals and Michael Fernandes added a goal and an assist to lead the Northmen to a 5-0 Division II road victory over struggling Prout Thursday afternoon.
“This is fantastic for us,” thirdyear NS coach Eric Korytkowski said. “This is the most goals we’ve scored since I’ve been here. The kids played well and now they have the confidence to score because they saw the ball go into the net today.”
North Smithfield (1-1-1 Division II) scored the only goal it would need early in the first half when a Crozier free kick was headed past Kyle McCutcheon by forward Michael deRonde. Justin Decelles doubled the lead late in the half. Fernandes, Danny Beauchemin and Brian Decelles all scored insurance goals in the second half.
Senior goalie Adam Blakemore recorded three saves for his second shutout in the last seven days.
The Northmen are back in action Tuesday night at home against Westerly. goal in the 30th minute.
Mount St. Charles (1-1-1 Division II) cut its deficit in half in the 70th minute when senior forward Chris Ciullo ripped a 30-yard shot past Jose Paiva, but Justin Gargone iced the contest with a goal five minutes later.
“There were a lot of positives to take away from this game, but we made a few defensive mistakes,” Jacques said. “Dre Danneker played well and Jacob Maddalena is getting more vocal and he’s starting to pick up the speed of the game.”
Toll Gate comes to Woonsocket Tuesday at 4 p.m.
Villa Novans salvage draw
JOHNSTON — The Woonsocket boys soccer team battled back from a two-goal deficit to earn a 2-2 draw with Johnston Thursday night thanks to goals from juniors Hezekiah Adeyeye and Buba Joof.
Johnston jumped ahead in the seventh minute on a goal from Abraham Tambah and the Panther scored again in the 30th to double the home side’s advantage.
Woonsocket (1-1-1 Division III) received a goal from Adeyeye with three minutes left in the first half. And, 15 minutes into the second half, the Villa Novans secured a draw when Carlso Ponce found Diof for a goal.
The Villa Novans will host defending Division III champion Davies Tech Monday afternoon at Barry Field.