MSC earns second shutout win of week
WOONSOCKET — The Mount St. Charles boys soccer team scored another early goal and posted another shutout Thursday afternoon. Junior forward Martin Piette scored from the top of the box in just the fifth minute and sophomore goalie Jacob Maddalena made five saves in a 2-0 Division II home win over Middletown.
“We possessed the ball a lot better today and we moved the ball around really well,” Mount coach Paul Jacques said. “Our defense also played really well. They only had seven shots.”
After Piette opened the scoring, the Mounties doubled their lead in the 24th minute when Jake MacKinnon’s corner kick was directed past goalie Liam Clancy by Dre Danneker.
Jacques said the next three games are crucial if the Mounties want to earn a home quarterfinal. The Mounties host Hope Saturday before facing undefeated Moses Brown Monday.
Quakers too much for Northmen
NORTH SMITHFIELD — Seven minutes into the second half Thursday night, the North Smithfield boys soccer team only trailed the best team in the state, undefeated reigning Division II champion Moses Brown, by a goal.
The Northmen had a chance to tie the game when a cross fell to Justin Decelles inside the six yard box, but the Northmen didn’t take the chance and the Quakers took over.
Four different Moses Brown players put a shot past senior goalie Adam Blakemore, as the Northmen saw their seven-game unbeaten run snapped with a 4-1 loss to the Quakers.
“We felt really good because we con- trolled the first part of the second half and we dominated time of possession,” North Smithfield coach Eric Korytkowski said. “You just can’t make mistakes against a team as good as them because they will bury you. We wanted to take away their best scorer, but they are so deep.”
North Smithfield (4-2-4 Division II) grabbed its only goal seven minutes into the second half when Michael Fernandes directed a Michael deRonde throw in past the Quaker defense and into the net.
The Northmen visit West Warwick Saturday.