East Providence settles for tie with Tolman in boys' soccer


PAWTUCKET — Despite securing several scoring opportunities, the East Providence High School boys' soccer team settled for a 1-1 draw against host Tolman Friday afternoon, Oct. 12, in a Division I match played at the McKinnon-Alves Complex.

Alex DoRego netted the lone goal for the Townies, which knotted the score in the 70th minute. The sequence started with a throw-in. The ball made its way to Edwin Sam, who then flicked a pass towards DoRego at the back post. The sophomore promptly deposited the ball in for the goal, his fifth of the season and third in his last four games. The Tigers had taken the lead with their tally in the 50th minute.

"The first half was probably the best half of soccer we've played this year except for the second half of the Central Falls game," said EPHS head coach Tony Vieira. "We possessed and passed the ball well. Our movement was great. The guys were very sharp."

Vieira said the Townies had four very good scoring opportunities in the first half, including two breakaways, but failed to find the back of the net on any. E.P. finished the game with a 13-9 shots on goal edge. Townies' senior keeper Chris Moura made eight saves.

East Providence saw its league record move to 4-2-2 with 10 points. Tolman's mark moved to 5-3-2 with 12 points. The Townies are back in action Monday afternoon, Oct. 15, at 4 o'clock against visiting South Kingstown at Pierce Stadium.


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