Spring travel soccer recap


All eight MV United sides were on the pitch over the weekend. The Vineyard girls teams were a perfect three for three, while the boys won three matches and dropped two.

The Under-14 girls improved to 2-0 after defeating Mariner of Mattapoisett, 3-0, Saturday at Veterans Park. The defense played another stellar game. Keeper Brianna De Oliveira made a brilliant save to erase the lone mistake made by the MVU backline and earned the clean sheet. Olivia Pouliot, Rose Engler, and Sasha Lakis all scored for the Vineyard.

The U-11 MV United Shockers won a 5-4 thriller in Fall River on Saturday and the U-16 girls blanked host Dartmouth, 2-0, Sunday.

In boys play, the U-12 Hammers started off the 2014 season by beating Island rival Nantucket, 5-1, Saturday at Veterans Park.

Nantucket carried the play for the first 15 minutes but Morgan Estrella put United in front in the 18th minute, scoring on a breakaway, assisted by Jaiden Edelmen. Two minutes later,  Ben Taylor doubled the lead by scoring from the edge of the box. Tim Walls got the assist.

After halftime, with the wind at their backs, MVU doubled their lead to 4-0. Ben Taylor and Morgan Estrella each tallied their second goals, two minutes apart. Josh Dix and JoJo Bonneau had the assists.

Nantucket pulled one back in the 41st minute but Ben Taylor notched his hat trick by converting from the penalty spot after Jack Holmes was dropped in the box.

In other boys matches, the Vineyard U-12 Blues had a rough visit to Fall River Saturday. The hosts scored four goals in the first half en route to a 7-1 win. Moushe Olivera scored the M.V. goal, assisted by Eli Saunier. Also Saturday, the U-14B team downed host Yarmouth-Dennis, 5-2. Sunday, the U-18s beat hosts Fall River, 2-1, while the U-15s lost, 2-0, at Dartmouth.