The Thunderbolts , who had a 31-game streak without being issued a card from 2013-2015, have averaged less than five cards (4.25) per year (132 games) since 2013.
Thunderbolt: Practice & Game Schedule
Note: Starting with their home non-league game against Toll Gate, all home soccer games (Varsity & Junior Varsity) can be seen live on the NFHS Network. If you want to see a game that has already been played, however, you will have to subscribe to the NFHS Network for $9.99 per month (30 days). You cancel the subscription at anytime.
Varsity Head Coach
Richard Grenier enters his 8th year as the Head Coach of Cranston East. Since 2013, the Bolts own a league and playoff record of 72-28-19. Grenier, who is in his 28th year as a head coach, is one of five coaches to earn over 250 RISCA league/playoff victories (279-127-77) in RIIL play. His teams have qualified for the playoffs 26 times, advanced to 6 state finals, winning three times (Cranston West - 1996, West Warwick - 2004 & Cranston East -2017) and made 15 semi-final appearances. Out of the 16 "City Cup" games that he has coached, his teams have won 11 times (Cranston West 1993-1998 & 2000; Cranston East 2014-2015, 2017 & 2019). He has the distinction of being the only coach in Rhode Island to have three different schools win state championships as well as his teams earning the Rhode Island Soccer Officials Association Annual Sportsmanship Award.
Young Bolts Tie
Led by the solid goaltending of sophomore David White and a tough defense, Cranston East started their 2020 "Covid-19" season with a 1-1 tie against the Blue Wave of Hope.
White, he blocked a penalty shot in the first half for the Bolt, recorded nine saves in his varsity debut.
The Thunderbolt defense anchored by veteran sweeper Joe Lenk, the only senior on this year's roster, limited Hope to 12 shots on goal. In fact, the only goal scored by Hope was on an eye-opening 30-yard direct kick with 22 minutes left in the game from sophomore Jerison DeLeon Urizar, who placed a shot in the upper 90 just over the outstretched arms of White.
Playing well in the first varsity start at fullback were marking backs Christian Mestre and Connor McDonough. Sophomore Stopper, Nathan Carrillo, also played well in his first varsity appearance.
Carlos Andrade, who was tripped in the box eight minutes into the first half, scored the Bolts only goal on a perfectly placed penalty shot.