Fairhaven Devils exorcised
Thursday the Islanders boys lacrosse team trounced visiting Fairhaven, 13-3, outplaying the Blue Devils in every phase of the game.
Barnstable's powerful Red Raiders boys team came to town on Friday and left with a 15-7 win under their belts.
The Vineyarders kept pace in the first quarter and, in fact, led after 12 minutes, 3-2.
Barnstable scored its first goal two minutes into the contest, Martha's Vineyard tied it two minutes later with a goal by Liam O'Callahan.
The Raiders took back the lead but only for half a minute as Erik Dolliver quickly found the back of the net. The final score of the period came at the end of a 90-yard run by Pat Hart.
Barnstable added four unanswered goals to its total in the second quarter and held the Vineyard scoreless. At the half the visitors led 6-3.
Barnstable scored four more times in the third quarter. Max Conley score for the Vineyard and it was 10-4.
The pace of the game was noticeably slower as players tired, not only from constant running, but also from dealing with a cold, strong wind.
Even so, the Martha's Vineyard attackers beat the Raider goalie three more times. Antone Silvia, Brooks Billingham, and Eric Dolliver increased the Vineyard's score to seven.
On an off-and-on rainy Tuesday, the Vineyarders hosted the Lowell Red Raiders and treated them to a 7-2 whippin'.
With two goals by Max Conley and one each by Brooks Billingham and Erik Dolliver, Martha's Vineyard held a 4-1 lead at the half. Dolliver, Billingham, and Leif Iverson scored in the second half and Lowell added its second goal.
Tomorrow the team heads west to take on St. Joseph's in Pittsfield and take in the Syracuse vs. UMass game at Amherst.
Bishops Connolly and Stang visit next Tuesday and Thursday.