Martha's Vineyard boys' travel soccer teams remain unbeaten
Photo by Ralph Stewart
The Martha's Vineyard United Under-12, U-14, and U-16 boys soccer squads each remained unbeaten over the weekend.
In Dennis, Saturday, the MV United U-12's improved to 5-0 with an 11-0 scorching of Yarmouth-Dennis. Y-D was simply overmatched and the Vineyard bench enjoyed long stretches of playing time with good results.
Zach Danz scored his first goal in a MV United uniform. Julian Carter and Dylan Araujo scored their first goals of the season. Jordan Tate and Ennis Foster tallied twice each. Joshua Tate, Nainoa Cooperrider, and Jonathan Santana each found the onion bag once. Y-D scored an own goal, meaning they put it in their own net.
Assists went to Nick Andre, Dylan Araujo, and Nainoa Cooperrider.
The U-12's travel to North Eastham next Saturday to meet Oceana at Nauset High School.
Also on Saturday, at Veteran's Park in Vineyard Haven, the MV United U-14's blanked Seekonk 7-0.
Gordon Moore scored three goals and Brandon Dwane had two. Alex GordonBeck and Gabriel De Oliveria notched a goal each. The U-14's are 6-0 on the season.
The best match of the weekend proved to be the U-16 clash between MV United and host Dartmouth.
The visitors went down 1-0 early in the first half and lost staunch defender Vincent Carlomagno to injury. Jack Roberts equalized by converting a penalty kick and the teams were tied 1-1 at the half.
Dartmouth regained the lead in half two with a spot kick of their own, but Jack Roberts answered again for MV.
Jacob Lawrence scored a late goal to make it 3-2 and complete the Vineyard comeback.
The U-16's stand at 4-0 and return home to face Fall River at Veteran's Park in Vineyard Haven, Saturday at 1:30 pm.
In other boys' action, the United U-11 team tied Oceana 1-1, Saturday at Nauset Middle School in N. Eastham. Lowen Goodwin scored the Vineyard goal. Cai Lombardi and Gabriel Bellobuono had strong games for MV. Jared Koster and Gabriel Ambulos anchored the defense and John Gonzalves was solid in goal.
The U-18 squad fell to visiting Falmouth 1-0 on Sunday.
Girls travel soccer
The MV United U-13 girls earned a hard-won point with a 1-1 tie at Mashpee on Saturday.
The U-15 girls did not fare as well, however, and suffered a tough defeat at Dartmouth on Sunday, 7-1.