Girls tie, boys win
Tuesday’s track meet here with Somerset was about as evenly competitive as it could be, especially the girls’ meet, which ended in a tie.
As has become usual, the MV girls dominated the field events winning four of six field events and finishing second and third in the two they didn’t.
Shot put (1) Maggie Riseborough 33’6” (3) Sidra Dumont 26’7.6”
Discus (1) Dumont 99’9”, (3) Riseborough 75’6”
Javelin (2) Jesse Chandler 76’ (3} Megan McHugh 75’8”
High Jump (1) Maddie Penicaud 4’6” (2 a tie) Maggie Lindland 4’2”
Long Jump (1) Maddie Penicaud 15’5.5” (3) Kylee Willoughby 13’8.75”
Triple jump (2) Lindland 29’3.75” (3) Willoughby 28’9”
Somerset won six of the 10 races taking first and third in the 400m low hurdles and finishing first and second at two miles.
MV’s Megan Dreyer won the mile in 5:38.2.
Penicaud (13.9) and Christine Janak (14.3) were second and third in the 100m dash.
Bella Bennett was second (85.9) in the 400m low hurdles.
Megan McHugh was second at 800m in 2:43.6. Megan Dryer was second at 400m in 67.7.
Lucy Benedetto won the high hurdles in 19 flat.
Maddie Penicaud picked up her third “gold” winning the 200m in 28.4.
Shivonne Schofield was third in the 2 mile at 13.00.
Somerset won the 4x400 relay in 4:45, but the Vineyarders (Janek, Benedetto, Lindland and Willoughby took the 4x100m.
The final count was 68-68.
MV boys win 74-62
The Somerset boys won 31 of the 54 field events points,
They won the shot, were 1 & 3 with the discus, they swept the javelin throw, won the long jump and were second in the high and triple jumps.
For the Vineyard, Devon Balboni (40’6.5”) and Tyler Araujo (37’7.4”) were 2-3 with the shot. Araujo took second with the discus at 113”.
Randall Jette needed only a leap of 5’8” to win the high jump. Je’ Vaughn Crooks was third at 5’4”.
Norberto De Assis (18’3.5”) and Jacob Lawrence (18’3”) were 2–3 in the long jump. Rafael Maciel won the triple jump at 39’3.5”. Marcus Hopkins was third.
On the track, Somerset was 1-2 in the mile. Willie Nevin was third in 5:01.7.
Rafael Maciel (61.6) and Conner Estes (61.9) were first and second over the 400m low hurdles.
Randall Jette (11.6) led Conner Estes to a 1-2 finish in the 100m sprint.
Michael Osborn and Michael Kendall finished together at the head of the pack in the 800m, Osborn at 2:10.2, Kendall at 2:10.7.
De Assis was second at 400m. Estes won the high hurdles in 16.9.
Marcus Hopkins (23.6), Jacob Lawrence and Josh Baker swept at 200m.
Cooper Chapman (10:56) and Taylor Smith were second and third over two miles.
Baker, De Assis, Hopkins and Jette won the 4x100 relay in 46.8.
Somerset ran away with the 4x400.
MV girls score 39 points in two games
The Martha’s Vineyard girls’ varsity lacrosse team hosted Barnstable last Thursday and treated the visiting Red Raiders to a 19-8 beating.
MV started the scoring early with two quick goals by senior Kate Cecilio, both off perfect passes from Hayley Pierce.
Freshman Alayna Hutchinson was next to score – twice. Hayley Pierce’s goal made it 5-0.
Barnstable was not about to concede anything and proceeded to tie the score at six (Kate Cecilio had scored again) with 8:30 left in the half.
Coach Betsy Dripps called a timeout. The team regrouped and ran off five unanswered goals before the horn sounded: Vineyard 11, Barnstable 6.
The Islanders came out for the second half on fire, scoring seven unanswered goals, upping the ante to 18-6. Before the game was over, the Raiders found an opening to score twice and high scorer Kate Cecilio scored her fifth goal. Final: MV 19, Barnstable 8.
Vineyard goalie April Hargy stopped nine – count ‘em – nine shots on goal.
Alayna Hutchinson had 3 goals and 3 assists. Molly Fischer scored 3 times and assisted twice. Hayley Pierce ended the game with 3 goals and 5 assists. Madison Hughes scored once and assisted twice. Jennie Lindland scored once and assisted once. Also filling the net were Niki Alexander, Brianna Davies and Cat Todd.
The Vineyard zone defense did a great job keeping the visitors out of the critical scoring area.
Pembroke comes to call
Twelve girls contributed points to the 20-3 shellacking of the Pembroke Titans in a non-league game, Saturday.
Scoring for the first time this year were defenders Lonni Phillips, Genevieve Hammond, and Olivia Gross, and sophomore Ana Irwin. Molly Fischer won every draw, played offense and defense and was high scorer with five goals, 4 assists. Madison Hughes scored thrice, assisted twice. Freshman Jennie Lindland had two goals and four assists. Hayley Pierce was 2 and 2 on the day. Alayna Hutchinson grabbed a bushel of ground balls, scored and assisted twice. Kate Cecilio was all over the field, coming up with turnovers. She also scored and assisted.
Brianna Davies, and Niki Alexander also scored goals. The MV defense, led by Olivia Gross, Taylor Chisholm, Angela DeBettencourt, and Lonnie Phillips was effective. Maggie Johnson and April Hargy took turns in goal.
The MV girls’ varsity is now 10-3 on the season, 8-0 in the Maritime League. They play at Pembroke Monday.
The Junior Varsity girls ran away with a win at Barnstable, Thursday, 14-4. Alex Mark led the scoring with five goals. Both Rilla Hammett and Taylor Poggi had hat tricks and assisted twice. Netkeeper Shelby Ferry blocked 10 shots on goal.
The JV is at Cape Cod Academy Tuesday and visits Bishop Stang Thursday.
Boys topple Titans
The MV boys’ lacrosse team hosted Pembroke Saturday and treated them to a 10-5 loss.
Just a minute and a half into the first quarter, Chris Costello beat the Titan goalie posting the first point on the board. Five minutes later Colby Gouldrup made it 2-0, the score at the end of the period.
Pembroke scored twice early in the second quarter tying the score. But not for long! Eighteen seconds later Erik Dolliver untied it. But the Titans responded again and it was 3-3. The Vineyard ran off three unanswered points by Ray Perry, Dan Serusa, and Dolliver to make the score 6-3 at the half.
Only one goal was scored in the third period and that by Pembroke. But the Islanders finished in a rush with goals by Gouldrup, Max Conley, Dolliver and Costello.
MV’s Nelson Dickson was the unsung hero in goal.
The Under-13 boys travel soccer team continued its winning ways last week. Thursday they were at Freetown-Lakeville for an evening game and came away with a 4-0 win on goals by Colin Cameron, Ben Pool and two by Gabe DeOliviera. Matt Stone saved the shut out with a diving stop.
Saturday the boys shut out Norton, 5-0. Cameron started the scoring and it was 1-0 at the half. In the second act Brandon Dwane scored twice, once by placing the ball neatly into the right corner. Gordon Moore and Yannick Gonsalves also scored. It was goalie Matt Stone’s third shutout. The team is 5-0 in the South Coast Soccer League. Saturday they are at Sandwich.
The Under-15 boys visited Dartmouth on a windy Mother’s Day. Jacob Lawrence gave the Islanders an early 1-0 lead. Dartmouth responded with relentless pressure but failed to score. Jack Roberts upped the ante to 2-0 by half time. Dartmouth cut the lead in half and strove to even the count. MV defender Vincent Carlomagno stopped two potential tying shots on goal to preserve the lead.
Coach Phil Dwane commended the team for keeping their composure under pressure.
The U-15 boys remain in first place in their age group and will be at Mashpee this Sunday.
The MVRHS boys’ tennis team won its ninth match at North Dartmouth Thursday, adding Bishop Stang to its list of victims, 4-1, while qualifying for the post season team tournament at Barnstable, Sunday, May 9.
All three of the Vineyard singles players won their matches in convincing style. Reid Yennie, 6-0, 6-0; Kent Leonard 6-3, 6-1; Win Grimm, 6-0, 6-0.
Justice Yennie and Justin Smith were equally dominant at second doubles, 6-0, 6-1.
Kyle Moon and Thomas Tilton-Heylin stumbled at first doubles, 6-3, 6-2.
This Tuesday the Islanders bested Bishop Feehan on their home courts at Attleboro, 3-2.
All three of the MV singles players won their matches, Reid Yennie and Kent Leonard at 1-2 singles in straight sets. Win Grimm took a little longer, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.
The Shamrocks won both doubles matches. Grant McCarthy and Justice Yennie went three sets; Kyle Moran and Thomas Tilton-Heylin went quickly, 6-1, 6-2.
The wins were the team’s fifth and sixth in the Eastern Athletic Conference without a loss and the ninth overall against two losses.
Individual South sectional tennis tourney
Last Sunday four members of the boys’ team advanced to the semifinal round by defeating opponents at Barnstable.
Seeded second, Reid Yennie won by default in the first round, and then defeated Matt Boland of Bishop Feehan, 6-2, 6-3. He will face Falmouth’s top player, Spencer Pinkney, next.
At doubles, the MV unseeded team of Kyle Moran and Thomas Tilton-Heylin lost their match to the number one seed from Harwich, 6-0, 7-6.
Perhaps the biggest upset of the day was the victory of unseeded Win Grimm and Justice Yennie over Falmouth’s second seeded pair, 6-4, 6-4. The MV duo, never having been paired before, advanced to the finals to face the top seeded pairing from Duxbury when Tournament play continues this Saturday at Barnstable.
Girls achieve at Old Rochester
Annie Burton won her match with Harriet Beaulieu of Fairhaven, 6-1, 6-2, then lost to Nauset’s top seed, Tori Paolino, 6-1, 6-0.
Alyssa Adler defeated Megan Nolan of Cape Cod Academy, 6-3, 7-5 then lost to Old Rochester’s Amy Heacox, the second seed, 6-1, 6-2.
Dylan Brockmeyer lost her match to Old Rochester’s Olivia Offringa, 6-0, 6-2.
Åt doubles, Michaella Gains and Celia Mercier bowed to Dartmouth, 6-2, 7-6 (2). Julia Cooper and Annabelle Hackney bested a Taunton duo, 6-3, 6-2, then defeated the top team from D/Y, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5) thus advancing to the finals.
Little league logistics
In Little League majors’ action, the Red Sox defeated the Cubs, Saturday, 12-2. Jack Slayton pitched four strong innings and went 4 for 4 at the plate, as did Tucker McNeely. Andy DiMatta, Avery Minor, Mason Jeffers and McNeely provided tight support in the field.
Also Saturday, the Cardinals shut out the Mets, 12-0, behind the effective pitching of Curtis Farrell who gave up one hit and walked one while striking out 10 in the rain -shortened 4 inning game. Farrell also drove in four runs with two base hits.
The Mets’ Sam Bresnick was effective in relief and Cooper Rogers impressed going deep in the hole at short.
Monday the league leading, unbeaten Tigers dropped the Mets, 9-2.
The Mets scored their two runs in the first inning when Isaac Higgins homered with Sam Bresnick on board. The Tigers big inning was the fourth when they crossed the plate six times. The loudest noise was a base-clearing triple by Kevin Cleary.
Majors’ standings: Tigers 3-0. Cardinals 3-1, Red Sox 2-2, Athletics 1-1, Cubs 1-3, Mets 1-4.
In a minor key
In the minors, Saturday, the Orioles came from four runs down to squeeze by the Marlins, 7-6. The Rays topped the Twins at Nunes Field, 10-7. Zak Danz and Louis Neville hit round trippers. Also Saturday, the Rockies out slugged the Reds 19-13.
Minors’ standings: Rockies 4-0, Rays 3-1, Orioles 3-1, Marlins 1-3, Reds 1-3, Twins 0-4.
The Under-13 Boys Youth Lacrosse team visited Falmouth, Sunday, and returned on the bright side of a 10-2 final score. MV scorers were Austin Chandler (2). Weyman Harrison (2), Jacob King (2), Nils Aldeborgh, Jack Garrett, Wyatt Jenkinson and Henry Wallace.
In a small ceremony, May 5, attended by other Flex League players, Connie McHugh of the Vineyard Tennis Center, presented Cathy Lattanzi and Gene Erez, the unbeaten Mixed Doubles Flex League Champions, with clocks to mark their victory.
U-15 Girls Lax
The MV Girls Youth Lacrosse U-15 team suffered their first loss of the season, Sunday, at Lakeville, 6-5. Molly Wallace had a hat trick. Isabel Smith and Aubrey Ashmun also scored.
The U-13 girls won their game besting Lakeville 8-3. Ern Hill scored three times. Both Shannon Morris and Lee Hayman beat the Lakeville goalie twice. Belle Dinning also scored.
This Saturday the U-15 team hosts Lexington. The following day both teams take on Kingston.
The MV Youth Lacrosse League is attempting to raise needed funds by raffling a 43” flat screen TV currently on display at Jim’s Package Store in Oak Bluffs. Raffle tickets are available from MVGYL members and at Jim’s through June 2. Funds raised will help purchase equipment and provide scholarship aid. Drawing will follow the U-13 game on Sunday, June 6.
Boys youth lacrosse triumphs
The Under-11 MV Boys Youth Lacrosse team defeated Falmouth, Sunday. 8-6 on hat tricks by Donald O’Shaughnessy and Jacob Gunderson and single goals by Sam Wallace and Jackson Mahaffey. Credit for assists went to Mahaffey (3), Gunderson 2) and O’Shaughnessy (2). The U-11 team is 2/3 thus far.
Jack Rizza was in goal for the Islanders.
Coach Bruce Mahaffey lauded the “good defensive effort and physical play” of midfielder Chris Patnaude.
The U-13 boys drubbed Falmouth at Falmouth, Sunday, 10-2 on two goals by Jacob King and Weyman Harrison, and Austin Chandler, plus one each by Nils Aldeborgh, Jack Garrett, Wyatt Jenkinson and Henry Wallace.
Over the Hill win
The Vineyard Football Club (FC) entertained Southborough Sunday, and treated them to a 4-1 defeat on first half goals by Garry Metters and Ignacio “Nacho” Vagnolo and second half markers by Jonas Assis and Garry Metters.
Southborough’s lone goal was off a corner kick early in the second half that managed to squeeze by the outstretched hands of MV goalie Lee Carlos.
The unbeaten Martha’s Vineyard FC sits atop the Over The Hill Soccer League half way through the season in Division 6 South and has a date this Sunday with Westwood at Upper Cape Technical High School in Bourne.
Rowing to grow
Sail Martha’s Vineyard has announced its intention to “bring rowing into full membership in its family of core programs.”
The focus is upon Cassie and Grace, two 32 feet long, Vineyard-built, Cornish pilot gigs that have already been raced at a number of New England venues.
Sail Martha’s Vineyard will assume responsibility of maintenance of the gigs, freeing the rowers to concentrate on rowing. SMV has hired Will Schrade, a sophomore at St. Lawrence University, Canton, N.Y. as rowing coach. Will has rowed competitively for eight years. His first responsibility, according to SMV’s Brock Callen, will be to begin working with high school students, and older rowers, to organize a rowing program on the Island.