COVENTRY, RI — The Oakers snapped a two-game losing streak in football, and both soccer teams secured victories during this week’s varsity sports action, as reported by the Rhode Island Interscholastic League.
Gridders score big win
Coventry defeated the North Smithfield/Mount St. Charles co-op team 41-7 on Oct. 14, moving the Oakers into a three-way tie for third place in Division 3. The victory snapped a two-game losing streak for Coventry during which the Oakers scored 12 total points.
Next up: Coventry travels to Classical on Oct. 21 and to Tolman on Oct. 27.
Oakers trounce Tiverton
Coventry followed up a 4-1 victory over Smithfield on Oct. 10 with a decisive 7-3 road win over Tiverton on Oct. 17. The Oakers leapt out to a 5-0 lead in the first half and held off the Tigers’ late 3-goal rally for the win. Junior Israel Anderson led the scoring with three goals and two assists, while junior Adam Leclair added two scores and senior Aiden Wilkins contributed a goal and two assists. Senior Aiden Simao made 7 saves to secure the win, which moved the Oakers into second place in Division 2.
Next up: Coventry kicks off a two-game homestand against Burrillville on Oct. 20, then hosts Narragansett on Oct. 24.
Lady Oakers prevail in close contest
Senior Caitlin Dowling was named player of the game in Coventry’s 3-2 win over Burrillville on Oct. 18, posting a goal and an assist in the winning effort. Junior Leila Moniz added two goals in the victory, improving the Lady Oakers’ record to 3-5-3 on the season.
Next up: Coventry hosts Mount St. Charles on Oct. 24, then travels to North Providence on Oct. 26.
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