Track and Field
The Vineyarders competed in the Eastern Athletic Conference league meet on Saturday at Bishop Feehan High School in Attleboro.
The host Shamrocks ran away with both the girls and boys titles but M.V. had its best league meet to date. The boys finished second out of the five schools with a score of 117 and the girls were fourth with 53.5 points.
“I was very pleased with our performance,” Vineyard coach Joe Schroeder said.
Rafael Maciel won the triple jump at 40′ 8.5″ and took second in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 58.80.
Jeremy Alley-Tarter was tops in the 800, clocking in at 2:01.80.
Joe Turney placed first in the javelin with a throw of 158′ 2″. Will Tripp was third (144′ 3″).
Jacob Lawrence placed in three events: 2nd in the 200 (23.70), 4th in the 100 (11.60), and 5th in the long jump (19′ 3.5″).
The boys 4 x 400 and 4 x 800 relay teams both placed second. Peter Keaney, Je’ Vaughn Crooks, Rafael Maciel, and Jeremy Alley-Tarter finished the 400 laps in 3:39.7. Kyle Joba-Woodruff, Isaiah Maynard, Thorpe Karabees, and George Sykes ran the 800 legs in 9:17.9.
Other Vineyard boys to place for points were: Marc Piland (3rd, 200 dash, 24.70); Peter Keaney (3rd, 400 dash, 52.70); Mike Schroeder (3rd, mile, 4:36.30); Galen Mayhew (4th, 400 hurdles, 1:05.20); Kevin Montambault (6th, 400 hurdles, 1:13.30); Je’ Vaughn Crooks (2nd, high jump, 5′ 8″); Tyler Araujo (3rd, shotput, 41′ 4.25″); Charles Goldthwait (5th, shotput, 37′ 4″); Mike Cutrer (5th, discus, 115′ 5″); Andrew Freitas (6th, discus, 109′ 5″).
In the girls meet, Maggie Riseborough swept the shotput and discus events in the league meet (a Vineyard first) as she has in every meet this season. Maggie put the shot 36′ 1.5″ and threw the discus 93′ 11″.
Freshman Julia Neville finished second in the 800-meters with a time of 2:29.4.
Maggie Lindland leaped to second place in the triple jump (32′ 2″) and took fifth in the long jump (13′ 10.5″).
The girls 4 x 100 relay team of Maya Harcourt, Olivia Jacobs, Mia Benedetto, and Maggie Lindland ran 3rd in 57.10. The 4 x 400 quartet of Sabrina Reppert, Mariah Campbell, Katherine Dorr, and Julia Neville were 4th with a time of 4:38.9.
Other girls to place in the top six were: Mia Benedetto (5th, triple jump, 30′ 6″); Shivonne Schofield (6th, two mile, 14.12.9); Maya Harcourt (6th, 110 hurdles, 20.10); Kaija Nivala (6th, 400 hurdles, 1:18.50); Katherine Dorr (6th, high jump, 4′ 4″).
The girls improved to 13-2 overall and 6-0 in the EAC with a 4-1 win over Somerset Berkley on May 17.
Due to AP testing, the Vineyarders brought only six players for the road trip and had to default the third singles match.
Samantha Potter won at first singles 6-0, 6-0 and Annie Burton triumphed at second singles 6-2, 6-1. Alyssa Adler moved from third singles to pair with Wendy Wen in first doubles. The duo prevailed 6-2, 6-3. The closest match was in second doubles where Celia Mercier and Diamond Araujo toughed out a 7-5, 6-3 win.
M.V. has a busy week ahead. The girls played league rival Bishop Feehan Wednesday afternoon at MVRHS. Cape Cod Academy pays a visit today at 3pm. Friday, the Vineyarders host Clinton and Bishop Stang.
The girls clinched the EAC title last week and are already assured of a spot in the MIAA tourney. The team played four games in the past seven days, winning two and losing two.
Tuesday at Dan McCarthy Field in Oak Bluffs, the Vineyarders got even with the Clippers in the season rematch and won on Senior Day, 19-16.
M.V. led 11-9 at the half and used great teamwork on offense and defense to retain the lead. Alayna Hutchinson scored seven goals with three assists and Madison Hughes had five goals with two assists to lead the Vineyarders.
Issy Smith tallied three goals and an assist; Jennie Lindland had two goals and two assists; Taylor Poggi had two goals and one assist; and Hannah Moore scored once.
Shelby Ferry, Texe Craig, Mary Ollen and Alex Clark anchored the defense.
Sunday in Attleboro, M.V. got more than it bargained for in a 25-21 loss to EAC rival Bishop Feehan. The Purple routed the Shamrocks 15-1 at home on April 3, but this time found a hungry foe ready to put a dent in the Vineyard’s unbeaten league record.
Hannah Moore had her strongest game of the season and notched the hat trick. Jenny Lindland set up two of Moore’s goals with perfect feeds and finished with six goals and three assists. Taylor Poggi scored five goals, Madison Hughes netted three with three assists, and Alayna Hutchinson scored three goals with three assists. Caroline Gazaille and Emma Yuen both had key assists. April Hargy had 16 saves in net.
The Nantucket Whalers visited on Saturday and left the Vineyard on the short end of a 22-13 score.
The game was tight in the first half, with M.V. ahead 13-10 at the break. But, the Vineyarders ran away in the second session.
Seven players got on the scoresheet for M.V.: Alyana Hutchinson (six goals, one assist), Madison Hughes (5G, 1A), Jenny Lindland (4G, 2A), Taylor Poggi (3G, 3A), Charlotte McCarron (2G), Alex Clark (1G), and Ambika Datta (1G).
Paige Nitardy, Texe Craig, and Shelby Ferry were defensive standouts. Goalie April Hargy made 12 saves.
May 17, M.V. fell to Scituate, 16-12.
The boys’ lacrosse team inched closer to a berth in the state tournament this week with a pair of wins over EAC foe Bishop Stang and inter-Island rival Nantucket.
In North Dartmouth on Tuesday, the Vineyarders fell behind Bishop Stang 6-2 early before finally catching up in the third quarter and winning 9-8. Costello tied the game and scored the eventual game winner and finished with two goals and two assists. Gouldrup also won 13 out of 19 face-offs, a huge factor in the win.
Coach Chris Greene said he made some adjustments in the second half after Stang took their four goal lead, among other things moving Costello behind the goal. The move paid off as the Vineyarders outscored Stang 7-2 the rest of the way.
“This was a battle and a good test for us – we had moments of good defense and really some excellent goaltending. Nelson Dickson made 20 out of 28 saves and easily had his best game of the season – he was really the difference,” Coach Greene said.
With the win the Vineyarders put themselves in a position to qualify for the state tournament with a win on Wednesday over Dennis-Yarmouth. The score of that game was not available as of press-time.
Against Nantucket on Saturday, the Vineyarders jumped out to an early 7-2 lead and eventually won 13-6, led by Charlie Everett’s four goals and four assists. Denver Maciel and Nick Costello each had two goals and two assists.
Colby Gouldrup had one goal and one assist and won 13 out of 21 face-offs. Nelson Dickson made 18 saves.