PROVIDENCE — Classical scored a goal in each half and denied the Westerly High boys’ soccer team a spot in the postseason for the first time since 2005.
The Bulldogs had qualified for the Division II tournament each season since 2005. The Bulldogs have played in the semifinals three times during that stretch, losing to the eventual tournament champion in 2010 and 2012.
Classical scored with nine minutes left in the first half and four minutes remaining in the game.
Cooper Ferreria excelled in the midfield in the second half and Robbie Trebisacci played well at back for the Bulldogs, according to coach Les Ahern. Ahern is his ninth season.
Westerly would have qualified for the tournament with a win on Friday.
Classical got off 13 shots, while the Bulldogs had seven. Westerly keeper Billy McCormick finished with eight saves.
The Bulldogs finished 5-7-4, 4-7-4 Division II. Classical improved to 5-3-7 overall and in the league.
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WESTERLY — All of the scoring took place in the first half of Friday’s nonleague game.
Westerly’s goal came from senior Johanna Mills with 12:53 left in the first half. Mills’ first goal of the season made it 1-1.
Exeter-West Greenwich (11-2-3) took an early lead a little more than four minutes into the game on a Lane West goal.
The Scarlet Knights, who play in Division I, went ahead for good on a Hayley Franz goal with 2:47 remaining in the first half.
The Bulldogs (7-8-2) were able to get off 14 shots in the game, but Westerly coach Clyde Britt said his team was off the mark on several good chances.
Westerly keeper Emily Sullivan made nine saves.
Friday was the final regular- season game and the Bulldogs play next in the Division II state tournament with a home game on Tuesday.
Westerly hosts Narragansett at 6 p.m.
The Bulldogs, who are seeded sixth in the tourney, beat the No. 11 Mariners 3-0 on Oct. 15. According to Britt Narragansett’s top scorer is Chelsea Sahagian. The junior missed the previous meeting between the teams and has not played since.
“I feel pretty good. We played Narragansett a few weeks ago and beat them 3-0. I’m not sure if Sahagian is going to play or not. We have home field advantage and I like our chances,” Britt said.
PILGRIM — Andrea Morrone posted a team-high five aces in the Bulldogs’ Division II-South loss on Friday.
Morrone also contributed three kills, six digs, three assists and three assisted blocks.
Westerly (3-14 overall, 3-13 Division II-South) lost the match with set scores of 25-13, 26-28, 25-14 and 25-17. The Patriots are 9-8 overall and in league play.
Julianna Morrone finished with a team-high seven kills and added two aces. Olivia Obertello led the Bulldogs with eight digs.
Westerly’s Izzy Carey chipped in with three blocks, three digs, two kills and three aces.
The Bulldogs are back in action on Monday with a road match at Exeter-West Greenwich at 6 p.m.
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