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EGHS Teams Look Strong Midseason

The Avenger spring sports teams continued their winning ways last week

Baseball: On Monday the baseball squad won 2-0 versus Warwick Vets while Ryan Gavin earned his first varsity win in shutout fashion. On Thursday they crushed Tiverton 12-2 on Tiverton's home field. David Hopkins pitched a complete game win and John Kalajian and Jeremy Streich both contributed with two hits and three RBIs. On Friday the Avengers faced off against their division rival, South Kingstown and beat them 9-3. John Kalajian and Ryan Pieroni pitched for a combined no hitter and Dan Caron hit a three-run homer to open up the game in the third inning. With their three victories last week the baseball team is now 11-2 on the season.

Softball: On Tuesday the softball team won 5-2 against Scituate. The Avenger softballers continued their winning ways thanks to Sydney Brouillard's bases-clearing triple in the bottom of the sixth inning. Next they won a close game on Thursday at home against Ponaganset 3-2 with Mollie Anderson earning another win on the mound, to improve to 10-1 on the season.

Boys Lacrosse: The boys lacrosse team started off the week on Tuesday at home against Mount St. Charles winning in a close game, 11-8. Lucas Stralka was involved in virtually every goal scored for the Avs leading them with 5 goals and 5 assists on the day. On Thursday Lucas Stralka guided the Avengers again in their win against Lincoln (10-6) with 6 goals and 4 assists to improve to 7-5 on the season.

Girls Lacrosse: The girls lax team playedunder the lights on the turf against La Salle but lost a heartbreaker,13-12, with a goal by La Salle's Falynn McCarthy in the final seconds to seal the victory. Kiley Powers had 5 goals and 2 assists on the night and Anna Basile had 3 goals and assists. Then they traveled to Cranston Stadium on Thursday to play Cranston West and dominated them winning 19-9 with 10 different Avengers contributing points in the victory. The girls lacrosse team now is 7-2 on the season.

Golf: The Avenger golfers dominated the competition on Wednesday against Warwick Vets and Pilgrim at the par 36 Valley Country Club. Brad Lockhart and Chris Gallogly tied for first on the meet with a score of 40, Ryan Brown shot a 43, and Alex Krauss shot a 44. Between the four golfers they shot a combined 167, the next closest combined score was a 214 by Warwick Vets. The Avengers also played in a meet against Cranston West and Tollgate at Quidnesset and was edged by CW but beat Tollgate to improve to 6-2 on the year. 

Tennis: The boys tennis team continued their undefeated season this week starting off with a 7-0 sweep against Classical. They then competed against Cranston West edging them in a close match, 4-3 with wins by #1 singles player Shiv Patel, #3 singles Carson Oberg, and doubles teams Aidan McNamara and Jason Brown and Alex Serino and Dylan Leyden. They finished off the week strong with a 5-2 victory over East Providence to stay undefeated and improve to 11-0 on the season.

Volleyball: The boys volleyball team opened up the week with a close loss at Pilgrim, losing 3-1 with the deciding game Pilgrim won by a score of 30-28. On Thursday the Avengers played at home against Warwick Vets and won 3-1, Dan Shawver led the squad in kills with 18 and also contributed with 11 digs. The Avs improved to 5-4 on the season after the win against Vets.

Boys Outdoor Track and Field: On Monday the Avengers competed against Coventry and West Warwick. Although they lost to both teams, they only lost to West Warwick by one point and definitely held their own in a number of individual events. Peter Hunziker won the javelin throw, Derek Ferra came in first in the hammer throw, Chris Millman raced in the 1500 while coming in first with an impressive time of 4 minutes and 24 seconds, Dylan Manning won the 400 meter race and Scott Kulm won the 3000 meter race. 

Girls Outdoor Track and Field: On Monday the girls track squad also faced off against Coventry and West Warwick and beat the WW Wizards, 91-63. They also placed first in numerous individual events including Rachel Basso in the javelin throw, Eddye Golden in the high jump, Jaimee Dorsey sprinted to first in the 100 and 200 meter races, Rebecca Nunez in the 300 meter hurdles, Renee Perelman in the 400 meter race, and Katie Sloat came in first in the 1500 meter distance event. The girls relay team made up of Jaimee Dorsey, Renee Perelman, Skylar Leblanc, and Mikayla Baiocchi, ran exceptionally well with first place finishes in both the 4 by 100 and 4 by 400 relays. The track teams also competed in the Schomp Invitational.

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