Summer is winding down and the Interscholastic League soccer season is in full swing as we enter the third full week of September.
There have already been a handful of clashes in the boys’ and girls’ ranks. The North Kingstown boys set a first milestone in Division I with a 3-1 win at La Salle. The Pilgrim’s Girls flexed their muscles in Division I with victories over East Greenwich and South Kingstown.
The Skippers and Patriots are just two of more than 80 teams in action this fall. These lists cover matches from September 12-18. There will be plenty more to come and we want your input.
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Let’s move on to the winners of the week.
Catherine Van Gorden
Van Gorden is in top scoring form with the defending Division I champions to start the season. She had a hat trick in a Monday win over Mt. Hope and came back with two goals in a Wednesday win over Smithfield.
Coffie scored a hat trick in Monday’s 3-0 shutout against East Greenwich. His third goal was the best of the group – a right-footed volley off a pinpoint Dasani Stewart cross. The Patriots are in good hands with Coffie in the lead.
Leiva was both timely and prolific for the Quakers last week. She picked up a late winner in a 2-1 win over Burrillville and had two goals and three assists while cruising past Lincoln School.
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Jackson had four goals and an assist in a 6-0 shutout against rival Barrington. She added another goal in a 3-2 rally against Chariho, as the Huskies erased a 2-1 second-half deficit.
Gutierrez was the difference maker as the Warriors cruised to a 4-1 win over Mount Pleasant. She collected a hat trick against the Kilties and helped Central Falls to a 2-1 start in Division IV.
Goba converted a pair of penalty kicks in a 3-1 win over La Salle. The Skippers captured that rematch of last year’s Division I title tie – they’d like the same result in November.
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Paquette led a balanced offense for the Hawks in a 6-3 win over Central Falls. He was one of five players to find the back of the net for the winners, scoring twice.
A hat trick wasn’t enough for Nieves against Cranston East. The Northmen forward tallied four goals in the Thunderbolts’ 6-0 shutout, a career day leading last season’s Division II runners-up.
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Nobrega accounted for the only goal in a 1-0 win over Narragansett. It was a rematch of last year’s Division III title tie – the Tigers prevailed against the Mariners via penalty kicks.
The Patriots prevailed in a seven-goal thriller with the Wizards, and Annunziata made a key contribution. His two goals helped make the difference in a 4-3 victory.
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