Barrington beats East Providence in boys' soccer

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EAST PROVIDENCE — For the second game in a row, a depleted East Providence High School boys' soccer team suffered a loss, this time the Townies fell to host Barrington, 4-0, in a Division I contest played Tuesday night, Sept. 25, at the Eagles' Victory Field.

Barrington never trailed, tallying the match's first goal in the opening 40 minutes. Out of intermission, the Eagles' Fin Lalor scored roughly 15 minutes into the second half and the hosts did not look back. Barrington dominated possession while the Townies, minus nine starters for various reasons, couldn't muster much of an offensive attack all evening.

"We held our own for the first 60 minutes or so, but once Barrington scored the second goal it was all over," said EPHS head coach Tony Vieira. "Credit to Barrington, they're well organized, well coached as always. At one point we had six sophomores and a freshman on the field. I got a better feel for what our younger guys can do. There's no tougher place to play than at Barrington under the lights."

The Eagles remained unbeaten on the season with the victory, improving to 4-0-1 with 9 points on the Division I table. The Townies slipped to 3-2-1 with 7 points. Barrington next plays in Providence against Hope at 4 o'clock Friday afternoon, Sept. 28. Later that same evening, E.P. is back in action at home against Bishop Hendricken at Pierce Stadium at 7.

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