Vineyard field hockey hosts state tourney opener on Wednesday

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Abby Marchand, above, scored both goals in the Vineyarders' 2-0 win over Nauset in the regular-season finale on Saturday. —Ralph Stewart

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) field hockey team earned the 12th seed and a home game in the opening round of the MIAA Division 2 South Sectional tournament. The Vineyarders (11-5-2) will host Eastern Athletic Conference rival West Bridgewater Wildcats, seeded 21, on Wednesday at 3 pm.

MV swept the regular-season series with the Wildcats, winning 3-1 in West Bridgewater on Sept. 7, and 5-0 in Oak Bluffs on Sept. 26.

Saturday at MVRHS, the Vineyarders honored seniors Kiana Casey, Genny Kent, Becca Lima, Audrey McCarron, and Lily Pigott, and ended the regular season with a 2-0 win over the Nauset Warriors. Abby Marchand scored both Vineyard goals, one in each half. Addy Hayman assisted on the first goal, and Christian Schmidt set up the second.