MVRHS sports highlights
Photo by Ralph Stewart
Bishop Stang 14, Martha's Vineyard 10
The Lady Spartans scored seven unanswered goals in a 15-minute stretch of the second half to pick up the EAC win. The Vineyarders (2-7 on the season) led 6-3 through the first 20 minutes, but Bishop Stang roared back with three goals to tie the game with 15 seconds left in the first half.
Taylor Poggi scored three goals and added two assists; Alayna Hutchinson scored once, with three assists and Charlotte McCarron had a goal and an assist. Molly Wallace, K.C. Wallace, Isabel Smith, Olivia Ogden, and Leila Gardner also scored for the Vineyarders. Emily Bettencourt had two assists. Goalie Sam Hargy made 14 saves.
Hingham 17, Martha's Vineyard 8
The Vineyarders again were strong in the first half and were tied 3-3 with four minutes left before the visitors struck for three late goals to lead 6-3 at the break. The visitors pulled away in the second half.
Molly Wallace had three goals Alayna Hutchinson scored twice, while Taylor Poggi, Charlotte McCarron, and K.C. Wallace added a goal apiece. Assists went to Isabel Smith (3), Hutchinson (2), Poggi, and Hartley Sierputoski, her first of the season. Sam Hargy made 8 saves.
Martha's Vineyard 17, Falmouth 12
The Vineyarders played their best game of the season in a home win over the Clippers. Alayna Hutchinson scored six goals to go with four assists and freshman goalie Sam Hargy made 15 saves.
Trailing 8-5 with four minutes left in the first half, the Vineyarders reeled off 11 goals in the next 19 minutes to take a commanding 16-9 lead. The Clippers fought back late to make it close, but M.V. held on.
K.C. Wallace had an outstanding defensive game and scored four goals to boot. Freshman Lee Hayman had three goals and an assist, Taylor Poggi also scored three goals, Izzy Smith had a goal and an assist, and Charlotte McCarron had a key assist.
Girls jayvee lacrosse
The Vineyarders (2-5) defeated visiting Bishop Stang Tuesday, 11-6. The Lady Spartans carried the play early but the hosts weathered the storm. Belle Dinning notched a hat trick, leading a balanced Vineyard offense. Sara Poggi, Emma Caron, Molly Houghton and Shannon Morris all tallied twice. Emma Caron, Molly Houghton and Jessica Haynes earned assists. Sam Bettencourt helped to keep the team in the game with 10 saves.
"I am very proud of the team and they are proud of themselves, coach Laurie Gordon said in an email to The Times. "As a new coach to the Island (and new to the Island) I could not be more proud of this young, but very determined team."
The jayvees head to Hingham on Thursday and play at archrival Nantucket on Sunday.
Martha's Vineyard 12, Bishop Stang 11
The long wait is over for the Vineyard boys varsity lacrosse team. Thomas Wilkins scored the decisive goal Tuesday afternoon in North Dartmouth to give the Vineyarders (1-12) their first win of the season.
Huck Burke scored four goals, with one assist. Sam Burke had three goals and an assist.
The Spartans pushed to get the equalizer but Vineyard goalie Eli Laikin shut the door with several big saves.
Track and Field
The Vineyarders competed Saturday in the State Division 4 Relays at Abington High School. All events, including field, were relays. Three Vineyarders took part in each field event; four in running events.
Overall, the boys finished eighth of 35 teams, scoring 20 points, while the girls were 18th of 34 teams for seven points.
Boys scoring finishers: 4 x 1mile: Jeremy Alley-Tarter, Sam Oslyn, Kyle Joba-Woodruff, and Michael Schroeder, 19:10 (4th); 4 x 800-meters: Jeremy Alley-Tarter, Isaiah Maynard, Kyle Joba-Woodruff, Michael Schroeder, 8:31 (2nd); 4 x 110-meter shuttle hurdles: Galen Mayhew, Chase Silvia, Kevin Montambault, Isaiah Maynard, 1:15.2 (5th); Discus: Andrew Freitas, Mike Cutrer, Diego De Freitas, 330' 10" (3rd).
Girls scoring finishers: Shot Put: Ina Thigith, Grace Oslyn, Maggie Riseborough, 86' 9" (3rd); Triple jump: Bailey Moreis, Katherine Door, Shavanae Anderson, 90' (6th).
The Vineyarders were back in action Wednesday afternoon at MVRHS against Eastern Athletic Conference powerhouse Bishop Feehan. The Vineyard boys entered the meet with a 4-0 record. The girls were 2-2.
The Vineyarders competed three times in six days, rolling to easy wins over Monomoy of Chatham and Sandwich, while performing admirably in a quad meet Saturday in Marion against Duxbury, Manchester Essex, and hosts Tabor Academy, three of New England's best.
Tuesday in Oak Bluffs, the Vineyarders overwhelmed the Sharks from Monomoy. Coach Andrew Burr tried out some new combinations: Maragret Joba-Woodruff (skipper) and Ellie Reagan (crew); Adam Bilodeau and Raz Sayre; Zach Bresnick and Lila Sullivan; and Doug Andrade and Lucas Dutton.
At Tabor Academy on Saturday, the Vineyarders were competitive in every race against three schools ranked in the top eight in New England. M.V. dropped a 4-0 decision to Duxbury but took both Manchester Essex and Tabor to the limit, losing 3-2 to each.
"A win would've been awesome, but the fact that every single race we were in was competitive team racing against three of the top eight in New England is exactly what you want," Coach Andrew Burr said. "They sailed their butts off."
James Ulyatt skippered with Tyler Shapiro on crew; Raz Sayre was paired with Anna Flaherty; Eli Hanschka with Russell Shapiro; and Charlie Morano with Ellie Reagan.
The Vineyarders sail Thursday at New England number one Cape Cod Academy and host Barnstable Friday at Sailing Camp in Oak Bluffs. The Vineyard (girls only) will race in the Herreshoff Trophy New England Fleet Racing Championships Saturday at Hotchkiss in Lakeville, Connecticut.