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."