Vineyarders fall to Nauset in boys soccer opener

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Gabe Bellebuono of Martha's Vineyard heads the ball away from an E.O. Smith forward during a scrimmage on Sept. 2 at MVRHS. - Ralph Stewart

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) boys soccer team faced long odds in the season opener on Wednesday afternoon in North Eastham against the reigning Division 2 state champion Nauset Warriors.

On the bright side, Vineyarder Miles Albert became the first player to score a regular season goal against the Warriors in two years, netting an equalizer late in the first half off a feed from Gabe Bellebuono.

Unfortunately for MV, the momentum gained entering the halftime break vanished with two Nauset goals in the second half as the Warriors pulled away for a 3-1 victory and extended their winning streak to 24 matches.

The Vineyarders play their home opener against Falmouth at Dan McCarthy Field on Thursday, September 14, at 4 pm.