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Sports HighlightsAction at the Arena
MV youth hockey teams played six games during the week past and won five of them, losing only a Peewee game to Nantucket.
Thursday the M.V. Squirt Warriors shaded the Y-D Stars at the Tony Kent, 10-7. First period goals by Oliver Lane, Tyson Araujo, and William MacDonald gave M.V. a 3-1 edge after one.
In the second period, Y-D tied the score at 3 before Araujo's second goal put the Islanders up by one, 4-3. In the third period Alexander Vukota found the back of the net. Y-D responded with one, and then Araujo and Emerson Mahoney closed the scoring, for a final 7-4 win. Assists were awarded to Chris Perry, Vukota, Austin Morely, Oliver Lane, William MacDonald, Araujo. Jack Slayton stopped several breakaway challenges in goal.
Callie Jackson's hat trick and Dorian Johnson's hat with a feather powered the Squirt Islanders to a 7-3 Arena win Thursday. Keeper Noah Kleinhenz put in a solid performance.
The M.V. Squirt teams played each other, Saturday, with the Islanders edging the Warriors, 4-3.
Friday, the Barnstable Capitals came to town and were trounced by the M.V. Travel Mites, 9-0. The
Vineyarders took 24 shots on goal. Barnstable had none - an easy shut out for goalie Wyatt Jenkinson.
Tristan Araujo scored thrice. Joe Davies, Ansel Cooperrider and Nick Vukota all scored twice, assisted by Brahmen Thurber, Greg McCarron, and Josh Forend. James Sashin was relentless in keeping the puck in the zone.
Saturday, the Barnstable Bruins went home with their tails between their legs after a 12-0 mauling by the M.V. Travel Mites. Hat tricks by Mason Jeffers and Joe Davies paced the M.V. offense. Scoring for the first time as Mites were Anthony Jackson, Nate Frances, and Tristan Araujo. Nick Vukota and James Sashin also scored.
Sunday, the Barnstable Sabres took it on the chin, 8-1 . Brahmen Thurber (2), Nick Vukota (2), James Sashin (2) Joe Davies, Nathan Francis, and Greg McCarron took turns beating the Sabre goalie.
The MV Dart League's fall semester began Sept. 21 with six teams competing. Charlene Alley, Laurie Maciel, Fred Pekari and Brenda Mullins earned the money with an 8-3 defeat of Mike Dow's team. Fred Hall hit a 150 out.
It was Mike Dow, Peter Searle, George Valentzas, and Charlene Barbosa taking the prize on Oct. 5.
The Alley Cats are in first place with 13 points.
The date of the annual Dart League banquet at the P.A. Club is Oct. 28.
The still unbeaten MVRHS boys soccer team added two more to its win streak by blanking Fairhaven, Wednesday, 4-0, and Old Rochester, Friday, 2-0. Antulio Neto, Ben Post, Josh Jackson, and Zach Sylvia scored Wednesday. Neto beat the Bulldog goalie twice on Friday assisted by Davey Campbell and J.O. Oliveira. Keeper in both games was Nico Cuba. M.V. is 11-0-2 on the season.
Fairhaven edged the MVRHS girls soccer team, Wednesday, 2-1. Erin Morris scored for the Vineyard assisted by Rachel Schubert. Strong play by midfielders Nica Sylvia, Rachel Schubert, and Kelly Silvia could not prevent Old Rochester from claiming the win at home, Friday, 2-0. It was the team's 8th loss against 4 wins and a tie.
The MVRHS golf team dropped Wareham at Farm Neck, Wednesday, 38-16, thereby clinching a berth in the post-season tournament with a 9-6 record. Tony Grillo led the way with a two under par 33. Teammates also posting wins were Mike Diaz, Henry Smith, Luke Pisano, and Tad Gold.
Tuesday, the Bourne and Vineyard golf teams came as close as it is possible to a tie at Farm Neck, but the Canalmen eked out a 255-256 win. It was their 15th win against two losses. M.V. dropped to 9-8.
Tony Grillo and Bourne's Brittany Weddell shared medalist honors with one over par 37s. Other MV scores: Luke Pisano 39, Henry Smith 40, Albion Alley 45, Mike Diaz 48, Greg Leonard 48.
The MVRHS field hockey team spotted Fairhaven a goal, then ran off four of their own to trounce the Blue Devils, 4-1, registering win number six against four losses and two ties.
Hannah Van Osten scored the first purple goal, tying the game and Megan Rose put them ahead, assisted by Phebe Bates. Jane Alexander and Nina Butler added the late two counters. The Fisher girls, Alexa and Zoe, more at home on the ice, perhaps, still demonstrated their ability to control matters on turf as well.
The Vineyard defense kept Middleboro off the score board for more than three and a half quarters and the purple varsity carried a 6-0 lead into the fourth quarter, the result of a 21-yard scoring dash by David Amabile, capping an 89-yard drive in the second period.
With four minutes left in the game, the Sachems recovered an MV fumble at midfield and tied the score on a Justin Wilson pass.
The Islanders seemed energized by the play and showed every indication they were determined to take back the lead but instead lost the ball on yet another fumble, their fifth of the game. The Sachems took advantage. QB Wilson passed for a touchdown that was called back by a holding penalty. Moments later he did it again, and this time it counted. Wilson also passed for a two-point conversion.
Middleboro 14, Martha's Vineyard 6.
This Saturday's game is at Blue Hills at 1 pm.
Crossing the bar
The MVRHS cross-country teams ran in the South Coast Conference Challenge, Saturday at Brooklawn Park, New Bedford.
The M.V. girls team finished fourth, just one point behind Seekonk. Dennis Yarmouth took the gold. Somerset was second.
Hilary Dreyer led the Islanders with a 6th place finish.
Sarah Flanders was 17th and other scorers were Kim Carlomagno, Liz Reid, and Julie Sadowski.
The M.V. boys varsity team was sixth overall. Emin Lucas finished 15th in 17:47. Evan Kendall was close behind at 20th. Ben Williams was 52nd at 19:19.9, Robbie Osmers 53rd at 19:21.
In the freshmen boys team race, Max Conley was fourth at 18:52 and Forrest Harcourt 8th, just eight seconds back. Michael Kendall took 17th in 20:05 and Taylor Smith finished 36th.
The MV freshmen girls were unable to compete as the "fast ferry" had to wait outside New Bedford's hurricane gates for an hour before entering the harbor.
What's next ?
If junior varsity records are an indication of the future hopes of varsity teams, the boys soccer program appears to be in good shape. With 10 wins, two ties, and no losses the JV's record looks a lot like the varsity's.
The junior varsity field hockey team is holding its own with a 6-3-3 record. The junior varsity football team is 2-2 on the season and the girls jayvee soccer team has won two and lost eight.
The 30th Tufts
At least five Vineyarders ran the Tufts Health Plan 10K for women in Boston last Monday. Diane Nolan, 41, of Tisbury was the first Vineyarder to reach the finish line in 59:07. She was 1587th overall.
Joellen Scannell, 54, also of Tisbury, was 2153rd at 1:00:5. Sue Kipperman of Edgartown finished the run in 1:05:21. She placed 3255.
Katrina Delgadillo, 26, of Tisbury ran a 1:07:42 race, placing 3693.
Kathy O'Sullivan of Edgartown tripped and fell requiring treatment by the EMTs. She walked in at 1:26:16. "I looked like I'd been in the ring with Mike Tyson."
Aubrey at Boston
Among the 3,450 runners to run the BAA half marathon in Boston, Sunday, was 22-year-old Aubrey Gibavic of Vineyard Haven, a Times reporter. Aubrey beat 692 other runners to the finish line, completing the course in 2:10:46.
The first three finishers were from Kenya, led by Samuel Ndereba whose time was 1:03:02.