2008-05-29 / News

Boys' lacrosse will meet Hendricken in the state semi-finals

Girls lose to Moses Brown in quarter-finals
By Stephanie Heelan Cotsonas

Sydney Ferguson, right, and Ashley Smith wrapped up a great 10-3 girls' lacrosse season with the Skippers this year. Ferguson will play at Wheaton College next year and Smith is planning to play for Salve Regina University. Photo by David Zapatka Sydney Ferguson, right, and Ashley Smith wrapped up a great 10-3 girls' lacrosse season with the Skippers this year. Ferguson will play at Wheaton College next year and Smith is planning to play for Salve Regina University. Photo by David Zapatka Anyone seeing the lopsided 16- 8 score of the North Kingstown - Providence Country Day (PCD) boys' lacrosse game on May 23 would not have guessed it was a quarterfinal playoff game. The Skippers easily defeated PCD to advance to the state semi-finals.

Head Coach John Holmes was confident heading into the quarterfinals as North beat PCD in both regular season meetings.

Holmes pulled up some JV players as well as some freshman going into the game, and North quickly tallied the score up to 7-0 at the end of the first quarter, and 8-1 at the half.

North had the home field advantage against sixth place PCD and Jamestown residents Ben Nadeau, Ben Schmidt and Alex Seidler helped rack up the score.

Ryan McDermott, Dan Page and Andrew Bretti all contributed to seal the win against PCD.

Last night North took on defending state champion Bishop Hendricken in the semifinals. The score was not available prior to press. The Skippers lost to the Hawks in both regular season meetings, the last of which was earlier this month and was a battle to the end where the Hawks prevailed 7-6. In the other semifi- nal match-up last night, La Salle Academy played Portsmouth.

Last year, North lost to PCD in the state semifinals, 13-11. Hendricken and PCD met in the finals where Hendricken prevailed 21- 11.

If North can get past Hendricken in the semifinals they will likely take on La Salle in the finals to be held this Sunday, June 1 at Rhode Island College at 5 p.m. The Skippers capped off their regular season with an exciting win against undefeated division leader La Salle on May 19.

Tough loss ends girls season

The North Kingstown High School girls' lacrosse team wrapped up their season on Tuesday with a tough loss in the semifinal game against Moses Brown on the Quakers' home field. This is Moses Browns' first time in the run for the title as they were in the private school league last year.

The Skippers easily won their quarterfinal match up against La Salle Academy last week 8-6, despite on and off rain showers during the game. Sydney Ferguson scored three goals and Ashley Smith was strong on defense. Islanders and co-captains Ferguson and Smith were major forces in the win over La Salle and throughout the season.

North had a great season with a record of 10-3. They won regular season games against the Division's

best including first seeded Barrington and second place Moses

Brown. Moses Brown will take on Barrington in the finals set for Saturday.

Ferguson and Smith are disappointed in the outcome of the season but are looking forward to playing against each other next year. Ferguson will be heading to Wheaton and Smith to Salve Regina where they will both play Division III college lacrosse.

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