The Under-10 MV travel soccer team entered the Friendship Tournament at Swansea, Sunday, a fun day for some young soccer players. The Islanders lost their first game to Nantucket, 2-0, and their second game to Dartmouth, 2-1. The Indians scored the game-winner with just eight seconds remaining on the clock.
The Islanders won their third game, shutting out their closest league rivals, Freetown-Lakeville, 3-0.
The Friendship Tourney closed out a highly successful U-10 season.
The U-12 boys stayed unbeaten at 9-0 with a resounding 6-1 win over Barnstable in a South Coast Soccer League semi-final Saturday at the West Tisbury School. Jason Lages put the ball in the onion bag five times and Alex Gordon-Beck headed in the other goal early in the first half. The U-12s will play Dartmouth in the league final Saturday at Cape Cod Community College in Barnstable. Match time is 1:30.
Also on Saturday, the Under-18 boys played a very physical SCSL semi-final with Fall River and won, 3-0. Scoring for the Vineyard were Leandro Trinidad, Julian Willett-Beck, and Alex Poole. Coach Phil Dwane expressed his pleasure and admiration for his team's hard work and cool heads despite provocations. The U-18s will play Barnstable in the league final on Sunday.
The Under-16 team defeated Dartmouth, Friday, 3-0. Sunday they edged Sandwich at Sandwich in a South Coast League semi final game, 3-2. The third goal, which turned out to be the winner, was scored by Felipe Freitas . Goaltender Rafael Maciel earned kudos for his play, as did Augusto Nunes, who scored, and Leif Iversen and Griffin Gardner.
The win gained the U-16 Islanders a berth in the Massachusetts Tournament of Champions for the second year in a row. The tourney will be played at Lancaster, June 26-28.
The U-14 boys semi-final at Taunton was moved up to this Saturday at 10 am.