Martha’s Vineyard lacrosse team rout the Whalers 11-3 Saturday

Jordan Wallace shrugs off a Whaler check and races up-field. — Photo by Ralph Stewart

Lacrosse season ends at Swampscott

The Vineyard high school lacrosse team played its final game of the season Monday at Swampscott and lost, 5-3, despite Nelson Dickson’s 16 saves in goal, calling to mind Horatius at the Bridge.

The loss eliminated the Islanders from post-season play. It had been a long and valiant effort.

Vineyarders sink Whalers

The Martha’s Vineyard boys’ lacrosse team met the Nantucket Whalers boys’ lacrosse team at the Dan McCarthy Memorial Field, Saturday. Both teams began the game with 7-8 records. The game ended with an 11-3 victory for Martha’s Vineyard.

The only goals scored in the first 12-minute quarter belonged to the visitors, both by Whaler Alex Rezendez.

From then on it was pretty much all Vineyard.

A short-handed goal by Nick Costello and a second by Marc Natichioni tied the score at the half, 2-2.

In the third period Leif Iverson’s goal matched one by Nantucket leaving the teams still tied after three periods.

Martha’s Vineyard scored seven times in the fourth quarter while goalie Nelson Dickson stopped everything heading for the Vineyard net.

Chris Costello started the avalanche, followed by a goal by Denver Maciel. Then Leif Iversen beat the Whaler goalie as did Chris Costello for his second and third of the game. The last two goals were scored by Denver Maciel.