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A Draw For EG, Westerly In Boys Soccer

The Avengers are looking strong heading into the playoffs, which start next week.


East Greenwich and Westerly ended their only game of the regular season in a scoreless tie, bringing the Avengers Boys Soccer record to 5-2-5. 

"Out of 12 games, we've only lost 2," said EG Coach Pat McGuirl after the Monday game. "We've always had good games with Westerly. It's always a physical game and today was no exception."

The game had playoff atmosphere to it, he said. "There was close back and forth, and it was low scoring." 

That could be a good thing, since the playoffs start next week and EG has secured a berth, though just what berth must still be worked out.

"It's a very competitive division," said McGuirl, referring to Division II. Out of 16 teams, EG has the sixth-best record. "They're working hard. I'm not unhappy." 

At the game Monday, they were down two starters – senior forward Anthony Padrazo is out most likely for the season with a knee injury, but sophomore defender Ryan Douglas's stint on the DL should be brief.

Jack Payette, one of the co-captains of the team, said while they could have won a couple games they've lost or tied, against Westerly, with a 7-3-2 record, a tie wasn't bad.

"We actually played well to keep that tie," Payette said. "We've just got to play our game."

 

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