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Lacrosse teams roll

Sandwich visited Thursday for a boys lacrosse game and made it as close as anyone could ask but the Blue Knights sailed away on the short end of a 5-4 score.

Sandwich scored first, five minutes into the game, but Ray Perry answered for the Islanders with two and a half minutes remaining in the first quarter.

MV went up 3-1 on bang-bang goals by Erik Dolliver and Max Conley. both in the fourth minute of the second quarter.

Before the quarter was over, Sandwich found the back of the net to make the score 3-2 at the half.

Late in the third quarter Sandwich tied the score.

Dolliver untied it with his second goal 1:14 into the final period and Perry added another on a power play a minute later which proved to be the winning margin.

With five minutes remaining and a Vineyard player serving time in the penalty box, Sandwich scored its fourth goal.

In the closing minutes the ball changed hands repeatedly but neither team could score.

MV net tender Nelson Dickson was credited with 12 saves on 16 shots on goal.

Dartmouth beaten here and there

Wednesday, here, the Dartmouth boys scored first but would not post another goal until Dolliver, Conley, Costello and Dolliver again had given the Vineyard a 4-1 lead. The final count was 10-4. Dolliver finished with five goals and Conley had three. Schofield and Costello also scored.

Nelson Dickson was strong in goal stopping 8 of 12 shots on goal. D.J. Kaeka won all but one of 16 faceoffs. Patrick Hart was a bulwark on defense.

M.V. improved to 6-3 on the season, 4-1 in the Maritime.

Girls also win

Tuesday, the MV girls lacrosse team met the challenge posed by a talented Dartmouth team at South Dartmouth, 18-12. MV scored the first four goals , two by Maddie Hughes, one each by Hayley Pierce and Molly Fischer. The Indians responded, taking the lead with five goals. Goals by Fischer, Hughes, and Kate Cecilio put the Vineyard back on top, temporarily, as Dartmouth answered and led 9-8 at the half.

Goals by Pierce and Fischer gave the advantage back to the Islanders only to be tied at the 18-minute mark.

The final minutes belonged to the Vineyard as they scored five times in a row. Dartmouth scored two more goals but two was not enough and the Islanders came home with the win.

Scoring was by Molly Fischer 6, Hayly Pierce 4, Maddie Hughes 4, Kate Cecilio 2, Jennie Lindland 2, Alayna Hutchinson had 4 for assists.

The varsity girls are 7-1 on the season, 6-0 in the Maritime.

The Vineyard Jayvees also won their game at Dartmouth, 19-9. They hold a similar 7-1 overall record, 6-0 in the league.

The teams next tough assignments are at Hopkinton there today, and Norwell here, Sunday at 12:10.

Hopkinton is rated #5 in the state, Norwell is #3. .

Duplicate bridge results

There were two and a half tables in play on Thursday last week in West Tisbury. Nancy Neil and Sue Collinson were first with a 72 percent game. Ed Russell and Deirdre Ling were a distant second.

Tuesday’s winners in Vineyard Haven were Eric Stricoff and Rhonda Cohen. Bill Blakesley and Cecily Greenaway were second; Barbara Besse and Sue Collinson, third; and Nancy Neil and Ency Fokos, fourth. There were five and a half tables in play.