Thunderbolt: Practice & Game Schedule
The Thunderbolt started their 2018 season with a 3-1 Injury Fund win over Scituate. Here, Angel Lopez takes a perfect pass from Kerin Murillo and heads it by the Spartan Goalie for a goal.
Varsity - 2018
Bolts and Falcons play to 2-2 tie!
With neither team garnering many shots, the Bolt and Falcons played to a 2-2 tie. The Thunderbolt are now 7-2-2 (23 points) and the Falcons are 3-2-5 (14 points).
The annual City Cup was decided in penalty shots. Despite jumping out to a 3-2 advantage after three rounds, Cranston East missed three consecutive shots while Cranston West tied it up at 3-3 in the top of the fifth round and won on shot by senior Alex Lopez in the top of the sixth round.
West Warwick at Cranston East
Cranston East at Narragansett
Kerin Murillo scores one of his team-leading 18 goals against Davies in a 6-3 victory for Cranston East in the fall of 2017.
Varsity Head Coach
Head Coach Richard Grenier is in his 6th year at the helm of the Thunderbolt Soccer Program. In 25 years as a Soccer Coach in the RIIL, he has recorded over 250 RISCA victories and a career record of 280-124-79. He has directed his teams to 24 playoff appearances, 9 sportsmanship awards, 6 state final appearances, 3 state championships, 15 semi-final appearances and 10 Cranston "City Cup" Championships out of 14 games played. He has the distinction of being the only RISCA coach in the history of Rhode Island Boys' Soccer to have three different teams (Cranston West Falcons in 1996, West Warwick Wizards in 2007 & Cranston East Thunderbolt in 2014) awarded the RISOA (soccer officials) Team Sportsmanship Award, as well as three different schools win State Championships (Cranston West in 1996, West Warwick in 2004 & Cranston East in 2017).
Cranston East at North Smithfield
The Thunderbolts of Cranston East, who had a 31 game streak without a card spanning from 2013-2015, have received 22 cards over the past six seasons (107 games played).
Giovanni "Gio" Canales, who earned First Team All-Division honors for the Bolt Soccer team in 2016 and 2017, will focus on baseball full time this fall. He ended his soccer career with 330 saves, 11 shutouts and 25 wins. Recently, Canales confirmed that he will take his baseball talents to Coppin State University in the Fall of 2019.