Portsmouth High bounces East Providence from boys' soccer playoffs

Patriots defeat Townies, 3-1

Posted 10/31/19

EAST PROVIDENCE — The 2019 boys’ soccer season for East Providence High School came to an end in the preliminary round of the Division I state championship playoffs after the Townies suffered a …

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Portsmouth High bounces East Providence from boys' soccer playoffs

Patriots defeat Townies, 3-1

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EAST PROVIDENCE — The 2019 boys’ soccer season for East Providence High School came to an end in the preliminary round of the Division I state championship playoffs after the Townies suffered a 3-1 defeat to Portsmouth on the road Wednesday night, Oct. 30, at the Patriots’ Kennedy Field.

“I’m happy with the guys performance against a very athletic Portsmouth team,” said EPHS head coach Tony Vieira. “The score didn’t tell the story of the game. We gave them everything they could handle and more. Hopefully we can learn from this and put ourselves in a better spot next year to make a deep run in our quest for a D-I championship.”

Sixth-seeded Portsmouth opened the game’s scoring, the first of two goals by sophomore Teagan Brady, in the 37th minute of the first half. The Patriots then added two more goals mid-way through the second half, the first by Carsen Prater and the other for Brady’s brace, to build a commanding 3-0 advantage.

The lone tally for the 11th-seeded Townies came via a penalty kick with 10 minutes remaining. Senior defender Owen Charron, among EPHS players making their final high school appearance, converted from the spot for his first ever varsity goal. Coincidentally, Charron, as freshman starter at right back four years ago, scored an own-goal against the same Portsmouth side. According Vieira, the team and Charron, lightheartedly, termed the PK as a bit of “redemption” for the miscue earlier in his career.

Patriots’ keeper Sam Dinovella was credited with four saves while Townies’ netminder Andrew Mongeon made eight stops.

Portsmouth advanced to the quarterfinals opposite third-seeded LaSalle Saturday, Nov. 2. For East Providence, its fall came to a close with a 4-7-5 overall record in Division I games, including the setback in the playoffs.

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