BY CHARLIE ADAMS, TSM LEAD WRITER
(Cranston, RI) - High school sports returned to action for Cranston East this Tuesday prior to the official start of the school year. The Cranston East girls soccer team scrimmaged Davies High School at Cranston Stadium and had some promising results in preparation for their upcoming season. The ‘Bolts still have their Injury Fund match to play before they can get to their first official contest on September 8th, against Classical at home. In their scrimmage, the ‘Bolts shut out Davies 3-0.
The team looked strong on offense, having many scoring opportunities and multiple one-on-none chances. Freshman Vicki Acevedo converted multiple times, as Lily Guyon’s lead passes set up strong looks on net. Cranston East also produced a bunch of scoring chances from corner kick attempts, with Tia Sanzaro putting one in the back of the net.
The defense played admirably as well, recovering on mistakes and keeping the ball away from Davies attackers. When called upon, the Thunderbolt goalies staved off all attacks in the shutout. In total, the team looked strong enough on defense to have a good run this season.
The Lady Bolts played well on both sides of the ball in their scrimmage against the Patriots. Despite the team’s Instagram bio of “at least we got the spirit,” they seem to have much more based on their performance last season and in their scrimmage. East is back in action on September 2nd for their Injury Fund game against their crosstown rival, Cranston West at the Falcons’ on-campus field.
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