The Martha's Vineyard girls youth lacrosse teams entertained North Middlesex squads Sunday and treated them to sound drubbings.
The unbeaten U-15 team won, 12-1, led by Alayna Hutchinson's hat trick. Both Catherine Todd and Zoe Nugent scored twice. Also scoring were Ambika Datta, Jennie Lindland, Caitlin Serpa, Maggie Lindland, and Ana Irwin. Coach Kira Sullivan switched offensive and defensive players in an effort to slow the Island juggernaut,
Four goals by Lucy Hackney led the U-13 girls to an 11-5 win. Sarah Alexander added three, Alice Keenan had two and Samantha Maltais and Chantal Booker also filled the net. Goalie Keila Geddis had a save in the first half. Sam Hargy made two in the second.
North Middlesex was short two players so Coach Sullivan loaned the visitors two Islanders, both of whom scored: Caroline King and Sydney Davies.
This Sunday the teams are home to Hanover at the high school beginning at 1 pm.
Getting their kicks
Five of six Martha's Vineyard Youth Soccer teams won their games last weekend. The U-11 boys beat New Bedford, 10-0 and remain undefeated at 5-0. The U-12 boys bested Dighton Rehoboth, 5-2. They are also 5-0 on the season.
The U-13 boys blanked Dighton Rehobotth, 5-0. It was their third win of five games.
The U-15 boys edged Taunton, 3-1, to go 4-1 on the year.
The unbeaten (4-0) U-18 boys won their game with the Mariners B, 3-2.
The U-18 girls lost to Oceana, 1-0. The girls are 0-3.
This Saturday the undefeated U-11 boys take on a strong Sandwich squad at 12:15 pm and the U-13 boys game with Dartmouth follows at 1:30,
Sunday the U-18 girls seek their first win at New Bedford. and the U-12 boys lay their record on the line at Y/D.
Here, The U-15 boys are home to Sandwich at 12:15 and the U-18's tackle Dartmouth at 3:45.
All competitive Youth Soccer home games are played at Veterans Park, Tisbury, behind the Fire Station.
The Vineyard Youth Tennis Center hosts the second fundraiser for its VYT scholarship fund May 30-June 1. Mixed Doubles will feature A, B, C, and Novice divisions. Entry fee is $80 for adult teams, $50 for junior teams. All funds raised go to the scholarship fund enabling Island youth to attend week-long tennis academies in Florida.
Find entry forms at www. vineyardyouthtennis.org. or call 508-693-7762.
After Saturday's rainout, the MIAA tennis tournament leading to state championships in singles and doubles began Sunday at Barnstable.
The Vineyard's first singles player, Andrew McHugh, was seeded 4th in Division one. Martha's Vineyard's first doubles team, Evan Schwab and Win Grimm, was seeded 2nd, also in Division one.
McHugh had little trouble disposing of Zach Hall of Bridgewater, 6-0, 6-1, and Richard Silva of Seekonk, 6-1, 6-2. This Saturday he faces the first seed, Falmouth's Joe Delinks.
A foretaste of Saturday's match pits McHugh and Delinks Wednesday when Falmouth's boys team visits the Island.
In other singles play, second singles player Dylan Hutchinson lost to Duxbury's top talent, 0-6, 1-6. Daniel Han, Martha's Vineyard's third singles player, bowed to Duxbury's third, 5-7, 2-6.
Schwab and Grimm won their quarter-final match by defeating Taunton, 6-4, 6-4, but then were upset by Cape Cod Academy in the most competitive match of the day, 6-7 (4), 6-1, 4-6. Spectators gave the players a standing ovation when the match ended.
The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School second doubles team, Seth Seeman and Reid Yennie, won their first round by default, then gave good account of themselvs in the semis before losing to Apponequet, 2-6, 6-4, 4-6.
Monday, at Mattapoisett, the doubles teams (Schwab and Grimm, Wojkielo and Yennie) won their matches 6-1, 6-3 and 4-6, 6-3, 6-1, but Old Rochester swept the singles in straight sets to claim the day.
The Martha's Vineyard boys team season record is 6 and 6.
With four rainouts to make up, the Tisbury Tigers hosted Oak Bluffs Monday, and lost their first game of the season to the Blazers, 12-5, in a raw and windy Veterans Park.
Tuesday the Tigers won by forfeit and Wednesday play at West Tisbury.
The Mets topped the Cubs Thursday, 11-5. David DaSilva and Joe Turney shared the Mets mound. The loudest blow was Zolie Clark's bases-clearing triple in the fifth. Dave Andrews was 3-for-4 with three runs and four runs batted in. Continuing on their unbeaten way, the Mets ran rampant over the Red Sox, Saturday, 23-2. The Sox could get only two hits off Dave Andrews and Kyle Dostal. Yannick Gonsalves was 4-for-5, scoring four runs and driving in five.
Tuesday the Mets-Sox game was a long ball affair featuring three home runs. Austin Stevenson's 3-run homer put the Sox up 4-0 in the second inning. Dave Andrew's two-run blast in the third cut the lead in half and another in the top of the fifth gave the Mets a 5-4 lead. Zolie Clark stroked two triples and Joe Turney pitched well in relief of David DaSilva to nail down the Mets win.
In Minor League action Saturday, the Rockies topped the Orioles, 18-6 behind Jake Pertile, Tuesday the Orioles won by handing the Rockies their first loss, 12-4.
The Twins beat the Blue Jays, Monday, 17-4. Tim Maciel was 3-for-3, including a three-run homer, and he hurled three scoreless innings.
The unbeaten Rays took two from the Marlins, 12-2 on Tuesday, and 9-8 on Saturday. Andrew Wiley drove in 5 and was 3-for-3, including a round-tripper. Nic Andre was also 3-for-3, played well behind the plate and scored the winning run, driven in by Lucas Dutton.
the Indians took two from the Reds, 17-5 and 14-7. Chris Silvia and Doug DeBettencourt were effective winning pitchers.
Minor League Standings: (1) Rays 5-0, (2) Rockies 4-1, (3) Twins 3-1, (4) Orioles 3-2, (5) Marlins 2-3, (6) Indians 2-3, (7) Blue Jays 0-4, (8) Reds 0-5.
Photo by Ralph Stewart
The unbeaten junior varsity softball team hosted Blue Hills, Tuesday, for two five-inning games. Martha's Vineyard won the first game as pitchers Caroline Davies and Olivia Higham combined to hold the Warriors to a single run while striking out six. The Vineyarders scored seven runs in the first and third innings, one in the second, and added five in the bottom of the fourth.
The Islanders won the second game, 9-7, on 10 hits, including triples by Crystal Miske and Jillian Sedlier. The team's perfect record grew to 15-0.
Girls to the State tourney
Thursday the Vineyarders suffered their first Maritime League loss at Bourne 9-8. Martha's Vineyard led at the half, 8-3, with four goals by Laura Jernegan, two by Hayley Pierce, and one each by Jane Alexander and Cristina Wiley.
But Bourne bounced back in the second half and tied the score with 3:17 left on the clock then buried the game-winner from a free position in the final eight seconds.
Thursday, the Islanders trailed Barnstable by three points in the final period, but they rallied and tied the game with three minutes left on the clock, and then scored the winning goal from a free position with just 19 seconds remaining.
Both Laura Jernegan and Cristina Wiley scored four times.
Molly Fischer and Jane Alexander also scored. The win earned the girls a ticket to the state tournament.
The girls were home to Nantucket on Wednesday, and take on Dartmouth Monday, finishing their schedule at home with New Bedford.
In the second week of the Ladies Spring Doubles (tennis) League B Division, Beth Kostman and Nina Howell defeated Ann Williamson and Elliott Bennett. Melissa Hackney and Susan Faracca bested Lara Dario and Dori Clark. Tammi Hersh and Lisa Reagan swept Julie Lively and Kathleen Forsythe.
In the C Division, Ann Lucas and Susan Anson outlasted Jennie Ogden and Bev Mazza, Kristi Maynard and Tammi King got by Lillie Cooperrider and Barbara Leonard, Suzanne Koorse and Katy Pogue trounced Ann Mayhew and Courtney Marek.
Taylor did it
Eastern Connecticut College Sophomore Taylor MacDonald of Oak Bluffs was named Most Valuable Player of the Little East Women's Lacrosse tournament...Les Cutler of West Tisbury, a member of the Mansion House masters swim team, finished seventh in his 65-69 age group in the mile at the U.S. Masters meet at the Univ. of Texas swim center. Les also competed in the 50 yard freestyle race and swam a leg on the New England 200 yard freestyle relay which placed 10th...The Martha's Vineyard Boys & Girls Club was host to the annual Multiple Sclerosis bike ride, May 3-4. Rain dampened everything but the bikers' spirits. Some 650 of them turned out to ride 25K, or 50K, or 100K. B&G volunteers manned the grills at the post-ride cookout at the high school. Derek Tipton, Tim Lowe, and Pete Lambos did the heavy lifting for the B&G which was rewarded with a $27,500 contribution.