Vineyard harriers gleam in Twilight Meet
The Vineyard girls and boys cross-country teams acquitted themselves well Saturday night in the third annual Bob McIntyre Twilight Meet, held at the Barnstable County Fairgrounds. The Vineyard harriers competed under the lights in freshman, sophomore, junior varsity, and varsity events. All of the Vineyard sophomores and junior varsity boys recorded personal bests.
The Vineyard varsity girls placed 11th of 22 teams in the 5,000 meter race. Julia Neville had the best local time, finishing 38th of 168 runners in 20:26. Lilly Neville (21:33) was 70th, followed by Grace Oslyn (21:44, 76th), Willoe Maynard (22:35, 104th), and Lucy Norris (22:54, 113th).
Jeremy Alley-Tarter came in 19th with a time of 16:31 to lead the varsity boys to fifth place among 30 schools. George Sykes (17:12) was 45th, Isaiah Maynard (17:45) 69th, Thorpe Karabees (17:55) 79th, and Galen Mayhew (18:44) 134th.
In the junior varsity race, only the Vineyard boys participated. Nick Fecitt (19:32, 112th of 247) and Chris Serpa (19:34, 113th) were 1-2 for the jayvees. Kevin Montambault (19:36, 115th), was next, followed by Tully McDonough (19:38, 120th) and Evan Krystal (21:03, 179th).
Kate Hansen, the sole Vineyard girl in the sophomore race, clocked in at 28:02 (188th). Nate D’Angelo led the sophomore boys with a time of 18:04, placing 56th of 308. Next were: Silas Berlin (18:56, 106th), Chase Sylvia (19:26, 138th), Tucker McNeely (19:43, 152nd), and Ry Brodsky (19:58, 173rd).
In the 2.1-mile freshman boys race, Patrick Best placed seventh of 309 runners, finishing in 10:40, ahead of Aiveras Gedvilas (11:21, 33rd), Daniel Gaines (11:47, 68th), Mitchell Chaves (12:17, 114th), Aidan Aliberti (13:16, 197th) and Ben Nadelstein (13:43, 223rd). Tesa Whitaker was the lone freshman girl to race for M.V., running the course in 18:37 (237th).
Next up for the Vineyarders is the Eastern Athletic Conference league meet Saturday in Wrentham.
Soccer boys bounce Bishop Feehan, 1-0
The Vineyarders (14-0-2) won their 13th consecutive match and finished up the EAC schedule at 8-0 with a shutout win over the archrival Shamrocks October 17 in Attleboro. Jason Lages netted his 17th goal of the season. Noah Kleinhenz picked up his fourth assist. The Vineyarders finished the regular season Wednesday afternoon at Dennis-Yarmouth and await seedings for the MIAA Division 3 tournament.
Field hockey team misses state tourney
The Vineyarders (7-9-2) had an unforgiving final week of the regular season, losing four away games against top quality opposition. The girls needed a win Monday in the regular season finale at Falmouth but came up short in a 2-0 loss to the Clippers. Bishop Fenwick edged M.V., 1-0, Saturday in Peabody. Kat Dorr scored in a 5-1 loss to Needham on October 17. The Vineyarders may have played their best match of the bunch on October 16 at Somerset Berkley. M.V. outshot the 14-1-1, 16th-ranked Lady Raiders 10-4 but lost, 1-0.
Somerset Berkley blanks Vineyard gridders, 32-0
The host Raiders romped to an Eastern Athletic Conference win behind 295 total yards from Chip Woods, who ran the opening kickoff back 80 yards for a touchdown. The Raiders led, 20-0, at halftime and held M.V. to 72 total yards for the night.
The Vineyarders (2-4, 1-2 EAC) had two golden opportunities to make amends in the first half but netted just 10 yards in eight total plays. First, Andrew Jacobs-Walsh intercepted a pass late in the first quarter to give the Purple the ball at the Raiders’ 17 yard-line. Then, in the second period, Kyle Stobie recovered a fumble at the Somerset Berkley 42.
The Vineyarders will try to rebound Friday night in the homecoming game at Dan McCarthy Field as they close out the EAC schedule against Coyle Cassidy of Taunton. Kickoff is at 6 pm.
The jayvee team lost to Somerset 30-6, Monday in Oak Bluffs. Lucas DeBettencourt punched the ball in from the one yard-line to score the M.V. touchdown. QB James Sashin had a 50-yard completion to Paul Mayhew and a 40-yard run to the one as time expired in the first half. Cornerback Chris Vought was the defensive standout with five tackles.
Senior day for soccer girls
The girls varsity soccer team played its home finale Wednesday afternoon against Dennis-Yarmouth. Seniors Isabelle Wadleigh, along with Jessica and Mariah Campbell, Rae Filley, Haven Huck, and Keilla Geddis, played their final high school match at Dan McCarthy Field. The Vineyarders (4-8-2) defeated the Dolphins 2-1 September 19 on the Cape. The girls end the season Monday at Cohasset.