LOCAL ROUNDUP

Pats cruise past Scarlet Knights

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The Pilgrim girls’ tennis team got back to .500 at 7-7 in Division III with a 6-1 rout of Exeter/West Greenwich on Tuesday afternoon.

Freshman Jenna Gustafson led the way with a straight-sets victory at No. 1 singles, and fellow freshmen Samantha Sheehan and Alana Resendes also posted straight-set wins at No. 3 and No. 4 singles, respectively.

The Pats went on to win all three doubles matches, as well. The No. 1 pairing of Makaila De La Roca and Jada O’Brien scored a 6-1, 7-5 win. Brooke Pariseau and Ella Centracchio then cruised to victory at No. 2 doubles, as did the duo of Alexis Cabral and Lauren Simpson at No. 3 doubles.

Malinda Fry won her match at No. 2 singles for Exeter/West Greenwich to prevent the shutout for her team.

Pilgrim was set to host Cranston East on Wednesday, but results were unavailable at press time.

Hawks blank Purple

An Anthony Lazzareschi goal was all that the Hendricken soccer team needed to defeat Classical on Tuesday evening, edging the Purple, 1-0, to improve the team’s league record to 7-2-2.

Lazzareschi’s goal, his first of the season, came in the second half on an assist from Nick Franklin. That goal and seven saves from goalkeeper Ryan Morel were the difference makers in a shutout effort by Hendricken.

Hendricken will be back in action on Monday when it hosts East Greenwich at 6 p.m. The Hawks will then conclude their regular-season slate when they travel to Cumberland to take on the Clippers on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Pilgrim glides past PCD

The Pilgrim boys’ soccer team kept its tremendous season rolling on Tuesday with a convincing, 3-0 shutout of Providence Country Day, upping the Pats’ record to 8-1-4 in Division III.

The Pats got a goal apiece from Evan O’Connor, Collin Murphy and Niall Blackadar in the victory, as Pilgrim took a 1-0 lead into the break and added a pair of tallies in the second half to secure its eighth win.

Goalkeeper Max Caracuzzo recorded another shutout with seven saves.

The victory pushed the Pats into second place behind only first-place Cranston East.

Pilgrim will host Johnston on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m., before closing regular-season play at Narragansett on Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m.

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