Sports highlights


Youth lacrosse

The Vineyard girls youth lacrosse teams traveled to Weymouth Sunday and returned with two decisive wins.

The U-15s put together a great team effort in a decisive 16-4 win over Weymouth. Lacey Dinning led the way with four goals, Julia Regan had a hat trick, and Alana Morris tallied twice. Amanda Bernard, Audrey McCarron, Sophie Devanski, Kanika Datta, Lily Pigott, Alex Look, and J.J. Hill scored a goal apiece. Kylie Hatt was strong between the pipes, stopping eight shots.

In the second game of the day, the U-13s won 11-7. Addy Hayman and Suzanne More-Stratton keyed the win with four goals each. Alexis Condon, Megan Zeilinger, and Alley Estrella also scored for the Vineyard. Morgan Lopez-Mata and Hailey Meader were solid tending the twine. U-13s will host Lakeville at MVRHS on Sunday at noon.

On the boys side, The Vineyard U-15s defeated Lower Cape, 6-5 on Sunday. Colin Buckley netted two goals, while Jacob Gundersen, Ben Debettencourt, Henry Wallace and Noah Hoyt scored once each. Chris Patnaude was stellar in goal, making three outstanding saves in the final minute while M.V. were a man down.The U-13s also prevailed over Lower Cape, 12-8. Riley Amaral poured seven goals into the opposition net. Hunter Ponte had a fine game at both ends, scoring twice in the first half and allowing only one shot to beat him between the pipes in the second.

Jack Creighton had a goal with four assists. Aidan Marek and Jaiden Edelman scored one goal each.

Lower Cape did not leave the Island empty-handed. The visitors edged the Vineyard U-11s, 7-6.

Youth soccer

The MV United Under-18 men remained undefeated in the South Coast Soccer League this spring with a 2-0 win over Falmouth Sunday at Veterans Park. Elie Jordi and Martin Aranzabe scored the United goals.

In other boys SCSL action, the U-13s defeated visiting Norton, 3-0. The U-12s lost, 3-0, at Norton. The U-11 Purple team lost away to Falmouth, 2-1. Adam Knight scored for the Vineyard. The U-11 Black team lost, 3-1, at Barnstable.

The MV United SCSL U-15 girls traveled to North Eastham and came away with a 2-1 win over Oceana. The girls U-10 squad lost to host Dighton-Rehoboth. The girls U-13s had a bye.

The MV United U-14 boys Mass. Premier League (MAPLE) team lost its home opener, 2-0, Sunday to the New Hampshire Timberwolves.

School Spirit Challenge tennisThis past Saturday was the first match for the annual School Spirit Challenge held between all of the local elementary schools.

In the first match, the Up-Island Schools, captained by Liz Roberts, defeated Tisbury School, captained by Anne Williamson and Natalie Krauthamer, by a score of 45 games to 19. The Edgartown School, captained by Chris Scott and Kathy Pogue, took the second match, defeating Oak Bluffs, captained by Laurie Koster, 58 games to 18.

The next match will be held on Sunday, May 19.

Bubble volunteers needed at VYT

The Vineyard Youth Tennis bubble will be deflated on Saturday, May 4. Volunteers are welcome to help out from 8–11 am. Please call Jean at the front desk to sign up at 508-693-7762.

Smokin’ Aces are Friday night champs

The Smokin’ Aces won the inaugural Friday Team Tennis championship over The Tiebreakers, April 26, at the Vineyard Tennis Center.

The Aces defeated the Alley Rats in the semi-finals to earn their way into the finals, while the Tiebreakers squeaked by the Poachers in the other semi-final.

After the championship trophies were handed out, Lynn Blake was named as the Most Improved Player. Speedy Skip Dostal took the Roadrunner award. Shawn Schofield was named as the top Trash Talker. Kim Averill won the Caterer Award.

The players thanked Connie McHugh and Steve Mussell for all their hard work throughout the season.