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Islanders Continue to Excel in Four Sports

Middletown High's football, boys' soccer, girls' soccer and girls' tennis teams all posted wins last week as the fall sports season moved into October.

It was another successful week for the football, boys’ soccer, girls’ soccer and girls’ tennis teams at Middletown High as the fall sports season entered its second month. 

BOYS’ FOOTBALL

See highlights and photos from Friday's game in East Greenwich.

BOYS’ SOCCER

Middletown scored twice in the first half and made it stand up the rest of the way during a 2-0 Division II-South victory over Narragansett High. James Violet and Jonathan Wildeman netted goals for the Islanders, while Violet and Will Daughan were credited with assists, and keeper Kyle Hassan recorded 6 saves.

Earlier, Middletown recorded an historic triumph when it snapped a halftime stalemate with three second-half goals and shocked host East Greenwich High, 4-1, in a Division II-South match. The loss was the first for the Avengers in regular-season play in three years. Jacob Mason netted 2 goals for the Islanders and Daughan and Jeremy Frank added 1 goal apiece, while Frank and Dan Coogan both notched 1 assist and keeper Hassan rejected 7 shots.

 GIRLS’ SOCCER

Middletown attained a season high in goals when it overwhelmed Bishop Keough High of Pawtucket, 11-0, in a Division III encounter. Elizabeth Durgin fueled the Islanders’ assault with 2 goals, while teammates Kenleigh Hebel, Chelsea Dowler, Kaitlyn Griffith, Sunny Kennedy, Carla Peter, Jessica Bartenbach, Allegra Borges, Ella Miller and Zoe Nassulli all tallied 1 goal. Dowler, Kennedy, Borges and Lydia Burns were all credited with assists for Middletown, which enjoyed a 7-0 bulge at halftime and overall fired 33 shots on goal.

Earlier, Middletown broke open a tight battle with a seven-goal explosion in the second half and blew past Davies Vocational High of Lincoln, 8-0, in a Division III contest. Hebel, Kennedy and Durgin all scored 2 goals for the Islanders, while Nina Traglia and Sarah Borges added 1 goal apiece and Allegra Borges was credited with an assist. Middletown keeper Kaitlyn Griffith needed just 1 save to clinch a shutout, while her teammates fired 27 shots on goal.

 GIRLS’ TENNIS

The Islanders rebounded from a loss to arch-rival Portsmouth High by downing Chariho Regional High, 4-1, in a Division II-South affair. Middletown swept the singles’ contests behind No. 1 Kristin Bertsch (6-0, forfeit), No. 2 Sarah Bertsch (6-1, 6-0), No. 3 Katie Benson (6-1, 6-2) and No. 4 Madeleine Molenda (6-2, 6-0).

 GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL

Middletown suffered a 3-0 (25-15, 25-3, 25-14) Division II-South road loss to Tiveerton High.

Earlier, the Islanders were blanked by Barrington High, 3-0 (25-6, 25-9, 25-13) in a Division II-South outing.

 BOYS’ CROSS-COUNTRY

Middletown remained winless this season after dropping South Division decisions to Chariho Regional (15-50) and Westerly High (21-40) on a 3.1-mile course at St. George’s School. Nick Schmidt (10th in 20:09) was the top finisher for the Islanders.

 GIRLS’ CROSS-COUNTRY

The Islanders dropped South Division contests to Chariho Regional (17-42) and Westerly (15-48) on a 3.1-mile course at St. George’s School. No Middletown runner placed among the top 10 finishers.

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