MVRHS sports highlights

Vineyard first doubles player Julia Cooper hits a forehand return against Bishop Stang. — Photo by Ralph Stewart

Girls tennis

Martha’s Vineyard 5, Bishop Stang 0

The girls won their Eastern Athletic Conference opener comfortably over the Lady Spartans Monday in Oak Bluffs.

Samantha Potter was a straight sets winner over Katie Vasconcelos at first singles, 6-3, 6-3. Annie Burton overwhelmed Hannah Olsen at second singles, 6-0, 6-0, while Dylan Brockmeyer also got the double bagel in third singles over Smita Rajan.

The first doubles tandem of Julia Cooper and Annabelle Hackney beat Emmas Downes and Mills 6-1, 6-3. Katherine Donegan and Diamond Araujo completed the sweep with a 6-4, 6-3 win at second doubles over Samantha Karam and Meghan Ananta.

Boys tennis

Martha’s Vineyard 5, Bishop Stang 0

The Vineyard boys won their 26th straight match with a dominating win over the Spartans Monday in North Dartmouth in their Eastern Athletic Conference opener.

The Vineyarders won 60 of the 65 games played in the contest. Natty Schneider was a 6-1, 6-0 winner over Kevin Carroll at first singles, Kent Leonard double bagled Michael Domroos, 6-0, 6-0, at second singles, and Juctice Yennie swept Austin Reiff, 6-1, 6-1.

Patrick McCarthy and Jackson McBride bested Ben Chiron and Leonard Murphy, 6-1, 6-0, at first doubles. Sean McAndrews and Jake Pertile wrapped up the rout with a 6-0, 6-1 win at second doubles over Liam Kidd and Silas Duquette.

The Vineyarders beat Coyle Cassidy of Taunton, 5-0, in an EAC match on Wednesday afternoon. Natty Schneider bested Dave Capella at first singles 6-2, 6-1; Kent Leonard was a 6-1, 6-2 winner over Matt Vaz at second singles; Juctice Yennie clinched the match by blanking Andrew Schlagetar 6-0, 6-0 at third singles.

Coach Ned Fennessy put in some new faces to play doubles and the Vineyarders didn’t miss a beat. Connor Downing and Sterling Meacham beat Steve Ivan and Steve Grant 6-0, 6-1 at first doubles. In second doubles Dunavan Belisle and Charlie Parkhurst won in straight sets over Dan Ritossi and Evan Miles, 6-3, 6-2.

Girls track and field

Martha’s Vineyard 76, Durfee (Fall River) 36

The Vineyard girls got in the win column for the first time this season by dominating the Hilltoppers on Monday at Bridgewater-Raynham High School.

The Vineyarders had a host of first-place finshes. Bailey Moreis had three of them; in the triple jump (27′ 6″), 100-meters (14.3), and 200-meters (30.2). Dana Jacobs and Kelsey Moreis took second and third in both races.

Maggie Riseborough won the shot put (33′ 7″) and the discus (97′ 3″). Willoe Maynard was first to the line in both the one-mile and two-mile events. Katherine Dorr won the high jump with a leap of 4′ 3″.

Boys track and field

Martha’s Vineyard 74, Durfee (Fall River) 61

The Vineyard boys improved to 3-0 with a win Monday over the host Hilltoppers.

Andrew Freitas qualified for the states with wins in the discus (115′ 3″) and a second place in the shot put (41′ 2.5″). Jacob Lawrence also qualified for the state meet with wins in the 100 (11.7) and 200 meters (24.7). Galen Mayhew won both hurdles races, finishing the 110-meter highs in 18.5 and the 400 lows in 66.2. Mike Schroeder won the one-mile race in 4:49. Tony Breth placed first in the triple jump with a leap of 36′ 5.5,” and Joe Turney was tops in the javelin (165′ 1″).

Maggie Riseborough, Mike Schroeder, and Joe Turney have already qualified for the state meet.

The Vineyard freshmen and sophomores, girls and boys, next compete on Saturday at Notre Dame High School in Hingham.

Girls lacrosse

Bishop Feehan 12, Martha’s Vineyard 10

The Vineyarders rallied from a 10-1 halftime deficit and fell just short to a much improved Shamrock team, Tuesday in Attleboro. Alayna Hutchinson led M.V. with five goals and two assists. Taylor Poggi had two goals and an assist and Molly Wallace scored twice. Isabel Smith scored once and played strong defense. Emily DeBettencourt (2), Emma Yuen, Charlotte McCarron and Lee Hayman all had key assists.

Olivia Ogden, KC Wallace, and Mary Ollen were defensive standouts and freshman goalie Sam Hargy kept the team in the game by making 15 big saves.

Dartmouth 19, Martha’s Vineyard 17

The host Indians scored five unanswered goals in the final 17 minutes to overturn a one-goal Vineyard lead and hung on for the win Monday afternoon. The teams were tied 10-10 at halftime.

Despite the loss, Vineyard coach Betsy Dripps felt that her team showed marked improvement from a 13-8 loss to Dartmouth on March 28 in the season opener. Olivia Ogden and KC Wallace worked well marking Dartmouth’s leading scorer and goalie Sam Hargy made 10 saves. Emily DeBettencourt had a strong game at center.

Alayna Hutchinson chalked up five goals and three assists; freshman Lee Hayman had five goals and an assist; Molly Wallace scored three goals, with one assist and Taylor Poggi scored twice. Isabel Smith and Emily DeBettencourt each had a goal and an assist. Junior Emma Yuen went coast to coast to score her first goal of the season.

Marblehead 17, Martha’s Vineyard 7

The skilled, fast Magicians broke open a tight 5-4 game and ran away with the win Saturday afternoon on the North Shore.

Alayna Hutchinson paced the Vineyarders with three goals and an assist. Molly Wallace netted three goals and freshman K.C. Wallace scored once. Taylor Poggi and Leila Gardner each had an assist. Sam Hargy made 10 strong saves.

Boys lacrosse

Bishop Feehan 12, Martha’s Vineyard 4

The Shamrocks dominated the second half en route to a decisive league win Tuesday in Oak Bluffs. The Vineyarders (0-5, 0-2 EAC) played well in the first half and went into the halftime break tied at 3-3.

Thomas Wilkins scored two goals, Nick Costello had a goal and an assist, and Huck Burke netted one. Goalie Eli Larkin stopped 11 shots and Tyler Paulson was 12 for 18 on faceoffs.

The Vineyarders host Littleton on Tuesday at noon.