Above: Alex Mega makes a shot through her legs for a goal. Photos by Chuck Nadeau (find all Chuck’s photos at chuckn.com).
This was a game between two Division I teams but, by the play, you wouldn’t believe it, with the Avengers blanking the Skippers, 5-0.
I would say that 90 percent of the game was played in the North Kingstown end, and the shutout proves my point. The Avengers looked good. Of course senior Alex Mega, 3-time all stater, gave them a distinct advantage. Mega scored three of the five goals. One of them between her legs. Mega also had one assist.
Grace Casey had two assist and showed a lot of speed down the sideline, according to Coach Deb McMullen. Cat Neville, McMullen said, “scored a perfect goal off a corner [and] she and Gianna Salvator shut down the NK offense.”
Keep an eye on this team as they head toward possibly a fourth state championship. Judging from this game, they have a good chance.
The next game for the Avenger girls will be at home Friday, Sept. 9, against South Kingstown. Game time is 4 p.m.