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Nick Wollenberg, Chariho's third ranked player, returns a shot during his match with Burrilville's Lauren Doherty. Chariho and Burriville squared off for boys' tennis at Chariho High School on Thursday afternoon. Grace White/The Westerly Sun
Jason Darmanin, Chariho's 2nd ranked player, returns a shot against Burrilville's Kamil Strama during their match. Chariho and Burriville squared off for boys' tennis at Chariho High School on Thursday afternoon. Grace White/The Westerly Sun Chariho's first ranked doubles team, from left, Nick Lecours and Chandler Scott stand ready to return a serve from Burrilville's Jaymee Volante and Brian Deshaies. The Chariho tandem won 6-0, 6-1. | Grace White/The Westerly Sun Will Masse, Chariho's top ranked player, keeps his eye on the ball during his match with Burrilville's Michael D'Anturno. Chariho and Burriville squared off for boys' tennis at Chariho High School on Thursday afternoon. Grace White/The Westerly Sun Jason Darmanin, who played second singles for Chariho in its win against Burrillville, returns a shot against Burrilville's Kamil Strama. | Grace White/The Westerly Sun Nick Wollenberg, Chariho's No. 3 singles player, returns a shot during his match with Burrilville's Lauren Doherty. Wollenberg won 6-1, 6-0. | Grace White/The Westerly Sun Will Masse, Chariho's top ranked singles player, returns a shot during his match with Burrilville's Michael D'Anturno on. Thursday. | Grace White/The Westerly Sun Chariho's Chandler Scott serves as his first ranked doubles teammate Nicholas Lecours stands ready for the return from Burrilville's Jaymee Volante and Brian Deshaies. Chariho and Burriville squared off for boys' tennis at Chariho High School on Thursday afternoon. Grace White/The Westerly Sun Chariho's second ranked doubles team (l-r) Chris Alexander and Riley Masse square off against Burrilville's  Rebecca Raymond and Brittany Levitre during their match. Chariho and Burriville tennis teams competed at Chariho High School on Thursday afternoon. Grace White/The Westerly Sun

Chariho roundup:


WOOD RIVER JCT. — Paige Pajarillo scored three goals and added three assists to lead Chariho to a 13-2 win in Wednesday’s Division III-South girls’ lacrosse season opener for both teams.

Jenna Brierly added three goals for the Chargers (1-0, 1-0 Division III-South). Johnston (0-1, 0-1) is a first-year program.

Chariho raced out to a 12-1 lead by halftime and had seven players score goals in the game.

Abby Cuddy and Payton St. Lawrence both scored two goal apiece. Samantha Orciari finished with a goal and two assists.

Alyssa Bromley and Maisie Jones scored a goal apiece and Isabella Rinne assisted on a goal. Maddie Newman stopped three shots in goal for the Chargers.

The Chargers went 9-4 overall and 8-3 in Division III-South a year ago, advancing to the semifinals of the state tournament.

Chariho hosts Westerly on Friday at 4 p.m.

SOFTBALL

Smithfield ........................6

Chariho ............................4

WOOD RIVER JCT. — Chariho High fell just one key hit short in its Division I season-opening loss to Smithfield Wednesday.

Smithfield scored two runs apiece in the third and fifth innings to lead 5-1 before the Chargers rallied for three runs in the bottom of the fifth but could not push the tying run across with runners on base.

Smithfield added an insurance in the top of the seventh off Charger sophomore starting pitcher Kailee Morgan.

“We just couldn’t get another big hit,” Chariho coach Dave Petrocelli said. “It was a decent opening game. We played pretty good defense, delivered some key hits and Kailee didn’t pitch badly as she didn’t walk a batter. I expect Smithfield to be in the thick of the top half of Division I and I expect us to be up there as well.”

Chariho finished 10-6, tied for sixth place in the 17-team Division I last season. The Chargers graduated four key seniors, including All-State selections Sydney Scott, Skye Hart and top pitcher Becca O’Donnell. Smithfield was 7-9, tied for 10th last season.

In Chariho’s fifth-inning rally, Lauren Rousseau and Emily Hollister singled. Pinch-hitter Lexi Desjardins and Meghan Rousseau followed with RBI hits to cut the deficit to 5-4.

Morgan, who pitched in one game last season, allowed 10 hits, did not walk a batter and struck out four. Meghan Rousseau and Lauren Rousseau paced Chariho’s 10-hit offense with two hits apiece.

The Chargers play 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Barrington.



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