Vineyard youth lacrosse teams tangle with Nantucket, Lakeville

Tristan Scheller, aided by teammates Jason Davey and Jaiden Edelman, battles with Nantucket players to pick up a loose ball in the U-13 boys game on Sunday at MVRHS. Hunter Ponte is in goal. — Photo by Ralph Stewart

The athletic fields at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School were teeming with activity Sunday as five youth lacrosse teams, two girls and three boys, were in action, along with the high school boys varsity lacrosse and softball teams.

The Vineyard girls hosted Lakeville with mixed results. The U-15s played a tight game, falling to the Lakers 6-4. Lacey Dinning netted a hat trick and Amanda Bernard scored once. Kylie Hatt was stellar between the pipes with twenty saves.

The girls U-13 team faired much better, winning 10-4. Addy Hayman and Megan Zeilinger scored two goals apiece to lead the hosts. Alexis Condon, Hailey Meader, Katherine O’Brian, Meghan Sonia, Allyse Guyther and Suzy More-Stratton each tallied once. Splitting time in the net were Hailey Meader with six saves and Madison Lopez-Mata with five stops. The girls host Weymouth on Sunday at MVRHS.

The boys teams had a tough go of it on Sunday. The U-15s and U-13s squared off against Nantucket, while the U-11s faced Dartmouth.

The U-15s took the field first and for the first half, at least, held their own with the visitors. The score was tied 2-2 at the break but Nantucket dominated the second half en route to a 9-3 win. Jacob Gundersen scored all three Shoremen goals. Goalie Chris Patnaude picked up an assist.

The U-13s spotted Nantucket an early 5-0 lead but fought back hard in an 11-7 loss.

The U-11 boys closed out the day, playing well in a tough 5-4 loss to Dartmouth.