The wind was an unlisted player in the Martha’s Vineyard under-15 (U-15) girls’ travel team’s game with Freetown here, Sunday.
In the first half the Freetowners had the strong wind at their backs and jolted the Islanders with a very early goal.
The visitors set the physical tone of the contest.
Before the first period was over, Evandro Medici scored to even the score, 1-1 at the half.
As teams reversed direction the Islanders took advantage of the wind, dominating the game despite trash-talk and pushing by the increasingly frustrated Freetown players. Cane Araujo, Martin Aranzabe, Felix Reagan and Rafael Oriques all found the back of the net in the second half. Final score: Martha’s Vineyard 5, Freetown 1.
The Vineyard U-15s host Nantucket at Tisbury’s Veterans Park on Sunday, May 1, at 1:30 pm.
The under 14 boys’ travel soccer team won its first two games of the season. On April 9 the team beat Fall River 2, 6-0, on goals by Ryan Uva, Alex GordonBeck, Brandon Dwane (2), Peter Ruimerman, and Gabe DeOliviera, Assisting were Lee Faraca, Ben Poole, Tim Roberts.
Last Saturday, the boys’ defeated Barnstable, 2-0. MV goals were by Ben Poole and Tim Roberts.
This Saturday the boys are home to Fall River 1 at 3 pm on Tisbury’s Veterans Park.
Under-11 boys best Oceana
The Under-11 boys travel soccer team improved to 2-1 on the season, Saturday, with a 4-0 shutout of Oceana at Nauset.
Garrett Zellinger scored twice, the first assisted by Miles Albert, the second off a corner kick by Gabe Bellebuono. Gabe then beat the Oceana goalie twice himself. Jared Koster and Miles Albert assisted.
Coaches Primo Lombardi and Perry Ambulos were pleased with the play of the entire team, especially goalie Luke Viera.