Northmen upset Central
PROVIDENCE — The North Smithfield volleyball team’s goal in the second half of the season was to avenge defeats to undefeated Central and Classical.
The Northmen achieve the first half of the goal with a miracle comeback from down two sets at home to Classical and Wednesday night they took the conventional rout to defeat the firstplace Knights.
Senior outside hitter Adam Carey had a matchhigh 25 kills and three aces and fellow senior outside hitter Drew O’Donnell added seven kills and three aces to lead the Northmen to a 2520, 28-26, 25-27, 25-23 victory over the Knights at the Providence Career and Technical Academy.
“This is exactly what we wanted to do,’ North Smithfield coach Jeff Crins said. “We wanted to beat the teams that beat us the first time around. I think the guys are starting to realize that they can play better than they were and they are expecting to do that. The match came down to who made the smarter plays at the right time.”
North Smithfield (9-2 Division II-North) can claim the No. 2 seed and – more importantly – a bye into the quarterfinals with victories in their final three matches. The Northmen host Lincoln Thursday night.
Raiders swept by Kilties
PAWTUCKET – Shea High fell to 3-10 in Division II-North after falling to Mount Pleasant, 3-0, inside “The Cage” on Wednesday evening.
Edgar Minaya mustered a dozen kills and two blocks in the 25-16, 25-23, 25-14 decision, and Chris Alvarez posted 10 spikes and four digs for the Kilties (5-5 league).