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Field hockey

Martha’s Vineyard is 6-0-1 overall and 3-0 in the EAC as it moves through a tough stretch of five consecutive road games.

Coach Lisa Knight’s team is currently the only squad on the Cape and the Islands to sport an undefeated record. Thus far, the Vineyarders have scored 20 goals and conceeded five. Goalie Kathryn Antonsson has been superb.

Tuesday afternoon, the Purple chalked up an EAC win over West Bridgewater, 2-1. Kendall Robinson scored both goals, unassisted.

On Saturday, the Vineyarders downed Pembroke, 2-0. Robinson scored the first goal from Issy Smith and then set up Kat Dorr for the second.

In Needham, on September 20, The teams played to a stalemate for the first 50 minutes until Issy Smith set up Kendall Robinson for the opening score with 10 minutes remaining.

Kat Dorr added an insurance goal 40 seconds later, assisted by Alex Clark.

M.V. travels to Westport Thursday afternoon and finally plays at home on Saturday against Pembroke. The game is set to begin at 12:45 pm.


With the Vineyarders down 22-8 to Brighton late in the first half last Friday at White Stadium in Boston, coach Donald Herman told his team, “I don’t care if we win the game, just go out and play the game hard. We have too much talent and athletic ability to play the way we are.”

The players in white and purple responded. In the second half, the Vineyarders put up 37 points and won the game 45-38 on a one-yard run by quarterback Alec Tattersall with 1:56 to play.

The Vineyard QB threw for four touchdowns in all and completed 11 of 20 passes for 108 yards. Running back Doug Andrade scored one TD and rang up 175 yards on 15 carries.

The Purple improved to 2-1. They host Randolph Friday night at Dan McCarthy Field in the first-ever meeting between the two teams. Kickoff is at 6:30 pm.

Girls soccer

Despite determined efforts in two matches against EAC opponents, the girls came up just short. In both contests, Vineyard goalkeeper Emily Turney stole the show with several fine saves.

The Vineyarders fell to Bishop Stang, 1-0, in North Dartmouth on Tuesday. The result was a vast improvement upon the 7-0 defeat suffered at the hands of the Lady Spartans in the last meeting in 2011.

On September 20, M.V. lost, 1-0, to Coyle Cassidy in Taunton.

Boys soccer

Coach Damon Burke’s team played to a frustrating 0-0 draw with Bishop Stang in an EAC contest on Tuesday at Dan McCarthy Field.

September 20, M.V. defeated Coyle Cassidy, 1-0, to pick up its first league win. Jack Roberts scored for the Vineyard.

The Vineyarders (2-1-3) play at Bishop Feehan on Saturday, the first meeting between the two league rivals since the Shamrocks shocked M.V. in the opening match of the state tournament last November. The Purple and White are back at Dan McCarthy Field on October 2 to take on Somerset Berkley.