The team finished 9-4-1 in Division 1, and 10-5-2 for the season.
On Friday coach Jim Blaess said while nothing’s set in stone yet, he believes the PHS squad will host its first-round opponent — possibly Barrington — on Tuesday night, Oct. 29.
Mr. Blaess hopes to see a better performance from his players than what they displayed in their last regular season game Thursday night — a 2-0 loss against North Kingstown at home.
“There’s a lot of parity in Division 1 and you have to bring your game every single time. (North Kingstown) was certainly fired up and I think we were a little bit complacent last night. I think it was a good wake-up call for us. Hopefully our sense of urgency will be heightened next time,” said Mr. Blaess, adding that the girls did turn their game up a notch in the second half.
Heading into the playoffs, the coach said Division 1 teams are so evenly matched that any number of them could end up with the state title in the end.
LaSalle Academy is sitting in first place with an 11-0-1 record, but the Patriots played tough in a 2-0 loss against that team on Oct. 10, he said. Likewise, PHS lost by only one goal to second-place St. Mary Academy-Bay View (10-1-3) on Sept. 26.
“You look at your losses and analyze them. I look at the rest of the league and I think any one of them could take it,” said Mr. Blaess.
Check out more photos from the game below. (Joe Marcello photos)