By ALEX SPONSELLER
The Cranston East/Johnston/North Providence boys lacrosse co-op traveled to East Providence last week and picked up a 13-11 win in a pivotal late-season matchup against the …
By ALEX SPONSELLER
The Cranston East/Johnston/North Providence boys lacrosse co-op traveled to East Providence last week and picked up a 13-11 win in a pivotal late-season matchup against the Townies.
The two clubs were tied 9-9 with four minutes remaining in regulation, but the Bolts would get three unanswered goals in less than two minutes to grab the late 12-9 lead. The Bolts would hold on in the final two minutes to close out the victory.
James Dufault led the way with a whopping eight goals scored against East Providence, while Robson Pinto added two. D’Qwon Foster, Antonello Lucchetti and Jayden Chagnon all scored one each. Dufault and Kale Benton each recorded two assists in the win while Lucchetti and Orion Alexioff added one each.
Goalie Dante Peredes-Martinez finished with 11 saves in the cage.
The Bolts have a relatively inexperienced roster this spring, with many of the players coming from other sports to try lacrosse. They have learned the game quickly and have quietly inched their way into the Division IV playoff picture in the final week of regular season action.
“We have no lacrosse experience on this team, they’ve learned it all this year. It’s a credit to them, they’re 5-5 this year which is huge. They want to learn the sport, it’s the dedication. The coaches teach them the basics and they want to learn them,” said East/Johnston/NP assistant coach Matt Davis.
The Bolts entered this week with their final two matchups to be played, and faced Scituate on Monday.
With just Tiverton later this week, the Bolts are looking to finish the regular season on a high note and be prepared for the upcoming postseason.
“These kids are excited to win. If we make the playoffs, we make the playoffs. They’re just excited to be playing and to learn the sport. We should make the playoffs,” said Davis.
No comments on this item Please log in to comment by clicking here