For the second consecutive season, old Aquidneck Island rivals Portsmouth Abbey and St. George’s finished deadlocked after a 1-1 match Monday. This time, the Ravens reversed the script from 2011, falling behind early on a Dragons goal off a corner kick scramble, but seizing the momentum back with aggressive combination play that moved them closer and closer to the home team’s net. Ben Vergara was finally dragged down just outside the penalty area and Captain Coleman Clark unleashed a thunderous direct kick that knocked a Dragon off the end of the wall and overpowered the George’s keeper. Determined defense from Rob Sucsy, Charlie Ramsden, Chris Reynolds and Pat Carlson, and spectacular goalkeeping from Andrew Lowis preserved the road point for the Abbey in a tense second half.
In a game last week, unable to handle the visitors’ speedy post-grad striker, the boys soccer team fell to Marianapolis 7-3. Coleman Clark kept up his torrid goal-scoring pace with a header score off a precise corner kick by Antonio Minondo. Ben Vergara slotted one in after a nifty combination play with Will Shaw-MacGillivray. And Jimmy Lansing netted his first varsity score after pressuring the Marianapolis defense into a giveaway.
The Ravens boys soccer team tied a very physical Bancroft team by a 0-0 score. Over the final 10 minutes Rob Sucsy and his defenders drove forward and helped the Raven earn a series of dangerous corner kicks. Antonio Minondo’s corner found Coleman Clark rising above the crowd but his powerful header thudded off the crossbar.
• In an away golf match against Pingree, Steve Vye secured the only win while Garin Tracy and George Sturges halved their matches in a 2 to 4 loss.
• The varsity field hockey team scored a 5-0 win at Beaver Country Day School. Sophomore Mary Cate Wheelan led the team with three goals, while Sophomore Elena Von dem Bongart and Freshman Avery Dey rounded out the scoring with one a piece. Junior Brooke Kazama had a great game as well with two assists.
• The Ravens football team defeated Hyde by a score of 48-27 Saturday. Austin Kreinz scored six touchdowns and Carlin Page scored one for the Abbey.Senior Austin Kreinz totaled 369 yards rushing on 18 carries. Steve Foster and Hunter Harries played well on defense. The offensive line of Zach Pray, Severin St. Claire, Brian Fredericks,Jordan Kenney and Malik Bernadeau controlled the line of scrimmage.