Lacrosse teams update
The impressive Martha's Vineyard Regional High School boys lacrosse team overwhelmed Bishop Connolly, Thursday, 19-2.
High-scorers Riley Dobel and Duncan Meyst accounted for nine of the Vineyard's goals and picked up eight assists.
Also scoring were Mike O'Donoghue (2), Cody Chandler (2), Anthony Cardoza (2), Kenny MacDonald, Mike McCarthy, Matt Costello, and Matt Flynn.
Sunday the Islanders bowed to Falmouth, 10-7. The teams were tied 6-6 after three quarters but the Clippers posted four more in the fourth. Riley Dobel (4), Duncan Meyst (2), and Matt Costello scored for the Vineyard.
Climbing back to the winning way, Martha's Vineyard flattened Bishop Stang Tuesday, 15-2. With five goals and two assists, Dobel again led the scoring. Meyst, MacDonald, and O'Callaghan each had a pair. McCarthy, Dolliver, Johnson, and Chandler also scored.
The Vineyarders are 10-3 on the year, 5-1 in the Maritime League.
Photo by Ralph Stewart
The Island girls varsity lost non-league games to Sandwich, Friday, 9-5, and to Falmouth in the rain, Sunday, 8-7. Laura Jernegan had four goals in the Sandwich game, and Kate Cecilio also scored.
Cristina Wiley led the troops against Falmouth with a hat trick. Jane Alexander, Kate Cecilio, Laura Jernegan, and Nica Sylvia each added a goal.
Falmouth was awarded five free positions in the final three minutes.
Tuesday the girls defeated a much-improved Bishop Stang team, 11-8. Hayley Pierce led the Martha's Vineyard assault with four goals and an assist. Alexander had 3 and 3, Jernegan 2 and 2, and Christina Wiley 2 and 1. Key to the win was Zoe Fisher who made 15 saves in goal, 11 in the second half. Defenders Alexa Fisher, Olivia Gross, Kate Cecilio, Lonni Phillips, and Molly Fischer were commended by Coach Dripps.
The girls play Bourne on Thursday and New Bedford on Saturday. They have an overall record of 7-3, but are undefeated in Maritime League play.
Little League is launched
Delayed two days by rainouts, the Martha's Vineyard Little League season opened Wednesday at Veira Park, Oak Bluffs and Nunes Field, Edgartown.
The Mets vs. Tigers game at Veira couldn't have been more dramatic. It was a pitchers' duel with the Mets holding a 1-0 edge through five innings. The Tigers pushed across a tying run in the sixth and the game went into extra innings. The Bengals went ahead by two in the top of the eighth, only to have the Mets respond with two of their own. The deciding blow was a walk-off home run that cleared the fence in center field by Dave Andrews with one aboard. Mets 5, Tigers 3.
Challenging the Mets-Tigers soap opera, the Dodgers vs. Cubs game at Nunes was halted with the score tied, 9-9, to be continued at a future date.
The A's thumped the Red Sox at Veira, 11-3. Winning pitcher Colin Cameron went five innings. Mike Mussell relieved and hurled a scoreless 6th.
The A's Zach Wanamaker led off with a drive down the right field line (it exploded on the chalk) which went for an inside-the-park home run. Sean McAndrews, who played errorlessly at first base, was 2-for-3 at the plate and drove in four runs.
In the first of Saturday's trifecta at Veira, the Mets topped the Cubs, 7-1, behind Dave Andrews who struck out 14 in five innings. Aaron Wilson relieved in the sixth. Joe Tierney was 3-for-3 at the plate with three RBI.
In the mid-Saturday game the Tigers scored four runs in the top of the 6th to draw even with the A's. But in the bottom of the seventh Sean McAndrews's double drove in Zach Wannamaker with the winning run. Eli Berlow relieved starter Mike Mussell in the sixth and claimed the win.
Saturday's late game was a classic pitchers' duel, featuring Tucker McNeely for the Red Sox and the Dodger's Oscar Hanson. After the regulation six innings, the score was tied, 1-1. Sox reliever Zach Stevenson was credited with the win when Jack Slayton scored in the bottom of the seventh.
Monday, Eli Berlow and Zach Wannamaker combined efforts to shut out the Tigers, 6-0. Colin Cameron stroked two triples for the A's. Tuesday, Ben Lukowitz pitched the Dodgers to an 11-4 win over the Red Sox.