East Providence High girls’ soccer beats Johnston, stays unbeaten early

East Providence High girls’ soccer beats Johnston, stays unbeaten early


EAST PROVIDENCE — In its 2013 home opener at Pierce Stadium Tuesday night, Sept. 10, the East Providence High School girls’ soccer team defeated visiting Johnston, 4-2, improving its Division II record to 2-0 on the young season and matching its win total for all of last year in the process.

Jillian Amaral netted two goals for the Townies, who went just 2-11-1 in league games in 2012. Sophia Pezza and Amber Drainville accounted for the E.P. tallies. Devon Federowicz’s 10 save in goal for the locals included what Townies’ head coach Angelo Pizzi called a “crucial” stop of a Panthers’ penalty kick.

“We received solid contributions from all our players. We did have a bit of the first home game jitters, but we played with enough conviction to secure the victory. And my complements to Johnston High School on a well played game,” Coach Pizzi added.

The first-place Townies, one of four teams in Division II to open the season with a pair of victories, return to action Thursday afternoon, Sept. 12, on the road against Scituate at 3:45. The Spartans are also 2-0, joining E.P., Burrillville and Warwick Vets at the top of the league ladder.

The Townies stay on the road for their following contest Tuesday, Sept. 17, in Westerly at 6 p.m. before returning home to Pierce Stadium Thursday, Sept. 19, to face Burrillville at 7 p.m.