Sentinel boys lose scoring touch

Sentinel boys lose scoring touch

It was a tough week for the Smithfield High School boys soccer team last week, dropping a pair of 1-0 decisions.

Battling for the lead in Division II, the team was stunned by ninth-place Middletown, 1-0, and then were held at bay once again by first-place Lincoln in a 1-0 shutout.

A goal by Evan Barry near the end of the defensive struggle was the difference as the Sentinels fell to Middletown.

There were only a combined eight shots on net during the game. Smithfield keeper Ryan Powell had four saves.

Against Lincoln, the teams battled through a scoreless first half, but in the second half, the Lions' Colby Alves, with help from Nick Palumbo, provided the difference maker.

Keeper Shawn Kiernan had four saves in the Sentinels' net.

Smithfield, 5-3-1 in Division II, was scheduled to play Mount Hope and Moses Brown this week.

Ponaganset High School kept its playoff chances intact by beating Masters Regional Academy, 4-0.

Finding the back of the net were Brandon Knox, Dan Pincins, Alex Vivieros and Sean Mathieu. Pincins and Michael Dutka earned assists.

But on Friday, the team could not find the net and dropped a 2-0 decision to West Warwick.

Scituate tied Davies, 1-1. John Sherman scored for Scituate, assisted by Joe Deberardis.