WESTERLY — North Kingstown took the first six places to dominate Westerly and Exeter-West Greenwich in a Southern Division girls’ cross country meet at the Grills Preserve in Bradford on Monday.
North Kingstown (6-0, 6-0 Southern Division) beat both Westerly and EWG by scores of 15-50. Westerly (3-3, 3-3 Southern Division) also beat EWG 15-50.
EWG (0-6, 0-6 Southern Division) had only two runners — five are needed to score.
Bethany Nunnery won the race on the 3-mile course with a time of 19 minutes, 22 seconds.
Westerly’s Jackie Burr, who ran an 18:30 on this course two weeks ago, did not run. She also missed the Ocean State Invitational at Goddard Park on Saturday.
“Jackie injured her leg in a track workout last week,” Westerly coach Mary Jansiszewski said. “Her shin has been bothering her. Hopefully it’s just shin splints.
“We decided she should take a week off and give it a bit of a break. It’s better to be on the conservative side. Hopefully she’ll be ready to run next week.”
Maddy McLaughlin led the Bulldogs with a ninth-place finish. Her time of 20:37 beat her time on this course two weeks ago by 40 seconds.
Sarah Garvey was 12th overall with a time of 20:59 — 47 seconds faster than two weeks ago and a personal best on this course by 50. Carlie Sisco was 15th in 21:25, beating her last time on this course by 23 seconds.
The other Westerly scorers were Serenity Chen (23rd, 22:57) and Catherine Labriola (25th, 23:21).
“Having Maddy make the top 10 was a good, solid performance for her,” Janiszewski said. “Our top three girls ran two minutes better between the three of them.
“It was a good competition to race against North Kingstown. I like our girls to go against one of the state’s best. They’re pretty deep and tightly packed.”
Westerly concludes its dual-meet season on Monday at 4 p.m. with Prout School at Narragansett.
BOYS’ CROSS COUNTRY
Bulldogs drop two
WESTERLY — The Westerly harriers were out-run by North Kingstown and Exeter-West Greenwich in a Southern Division meet on Monday.
NK remained undefeated at 6-0 with a 15-50 win against Westerly (1-5) and a 19-42 win against EWG (2-4). The Skippers’ Dallin Smith won the 3-mile race with a time of 16 minutes, 16 seconds.
Sam DeSarro led the Bulldogs in 18:17 to finish 12th overall. Justin Senior placed 14th in 18:24.
The other Westerly scorers were Ben Calitri (23rd, 19:28), Isaac Kaufman (40th, 22:03) and Rees Harold (50th, 23:50).
“Our guys ran close to the same times as they did two weeks ago on this same course,” said Bulldog coach Ryan Palmer. “They had a long run yesterday (at the Ocean State Invitational), so I didn’t expect miracles. I’m not displeased with what they did today.”
Westerly runs in its final Southern Division meet with the Prout School at Narragansett on Monday at 4 p.m.
WESTERLY — A 3-0 halftime lead didn’t hold up and the Bulldogs had to settle for a tie in a Division II game Monday evening.
Pat Johns scored twice in the first half and Rob Alessio scored his first goal of the year to make the score 3-0 at the break.
“Everything was going great in the first half, we had everything working,” Westerly coach Les Ahern said.
Adam Moscaritolo added a pair of assists.
The second half was a different story entirely.
The Huskies (4-2-3, 3-2-3 Division II) scored three unanswered goals, two of which were credited to senior Matthew Cabral.
Mt. Hope got on the board just 3 minutes into the second half then Cabral tied the score with 10 minutes to go in the game.
“We dominated the first half, maybe we thought we had it the the bag,” Ahern said.
“We lost the middle of the field in the second and they just kept bringing it.”
Ahern said Moscaritolo had the Bulldogs’ best opportunity to the regain the game but could not capitalize on a header.
Westerly (4-4-2, 3-4-2 Division II) has tied in its last two games after winning four straight.
Westerly remains one point behind Mt. Hope in the standings for 10th place.
Shots were even between the two teams at 18 apiece. Cooper Ferreira made seven stops in net for Westerly.
The Bulldogs pay a visit to Moses Brown Thursday at 3:45 p.m.
Westerly’s top three finishers better their time on their home course
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