EPHS Girls Soccer Undefeated to Date
The East Providence High School girls soccer team is off and running with a 4-0 league record through the end of October. The team has impressive wins over Wheeler, North Providence, Moses Brown and Cranston East high schools. Early on last month the Townies defeated Moses Brown 3-2 with goals scored by Olivia Jordan,
Hailee Manteiga and Lily Budnick. “We are off to a good start,” said head coach Angelo Pizzi. “We are well balanced and in this game we had key assists from McKayla Lopes, Kayla Hannon and Tessa Laroche. The defense played well as Kaylee Davenport made 10 saves on net.”
In a 4-1 win over Cranston East, the Townies had 2 goals from Jordyn Brogan and goals from Olivia Williams & Ashley Dias. Jordyn Brogan, Olivia Williams, McKayla Lopes & Kayla Hannon each had an assist. Netminder Kaylee Davenport registered two saves.
On October 25th EP downed North Providence 3-0 with Townie goals scored by Olivia Williams, Hailee Manteiga, & Lily Budnick. Assists were by Hailee Manteiga & Jordyn Brogan. Kaylee Davenport had one save.
The Townies defeated Wheeler 4-0 with Jordyn Brogan scoring two goals and one assist. Hailee Manteiga and Olivia Williams each had a goal with McKayla Lopes getting two two assists. Kaylee Davenport registered three saves and the Wheeler goalie Kate Keenan was tested by EP with ten saves on net.
EP continued their winning ways by beating North Providence 3-0. EP goals by Olivia Williams, Hailee Manteiga, & Lily Budnick. Assists were by Hailee Manteiga & Jordyn Brogan. Kaylee Davenport had one save.
East Providence moves ahead in this Covid 19 season with an eye on the playoffs. First, the team will play on November 3rd and 7th at Pierce Field against Central and Tolman respectively. The girls are averaging 3.5 goals per game while allowing less than 1 goal on defense. Schedules will be updated on ReporterToday.com.
EPHS Boys Soccer is 4-1
In Townie boys soccer, the Townies are sitting at 4-1-1 in league play with wins over St. Ray’s, Davies, Shea and PCD. EP lost to Central Falls and tied with Barrington. In a 14-0 blowout win over Davies, Townie goalscorers were, Colin Capelo (3), Fabio Fortes (3), Martim Moniz (3) and one each from Ryan DeCampos, Max Collins, Henry Mendoza , Tommy Couto, Khan Zubair and Corey Cabral. In goal for EP were Nicholas Bento and Andrew Mongeon.
In the Townies 8-0 win over PCD, EP players scoring were Colin Capelo, Gabriel Ferreira, Fabio Fortes, Nick Morrison, Martim Moniz, Henry Mendoza, Tommy Couto, Ryan Amaroso and Ethan Goncalves. Nicholas Bento was in goal.
After Barrington jumped out to a 2-1 lead, East Providence came back to tie the Eagles and the game ended in a 2-2 tie. Colin Capelo and Andrew Jackson scored for the Townies. Barrington goal scorers were Eli Muller and Cam Chalue-Feeney.
East Providence Girls Tennis finished with a 2-3 record in a shortened fall season.
RI Tightens Social Distancing Rules
At the end of October, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo has issued an additional round of restrictions regarding social distancing at sporting events. The state is focusing on informal social gatherings and youth sporting activities. The limit of people gathering at social events has been lowered to 10 people, down from 15.
The first two weeks in November will mandate that fans are banned from local youth sports games. The Governor is attempting to let some sporting events continue if the crowds are down. It is unclear if this affects groups such as Fall ball teams because exceptions are made for “very young kids.”
Also many indoor sporting venues like hockey rinks will be closed pending the development of new Covid 19 rules and restrictions there. The state is developing a plan that may allow Winter sports to occur. Other school and youth sports activities will be updated at ReporterToday.com as the Governor continues to adjust and shut down sporting activities.