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Sports HighlightsYouth hockey
The Travel Mites entertained the Barnstable Sabres at the Arena, Saturday, and treated them to a 9-0 thrashing. M.V. took 32 shots on goal to the Sabres 4. Mason Jeffers, James Sashin, and Tristan Araujo scored twice, Nick Vukota, Aksel Cooperrider, and Joe Davies also scored. Davies had three assists; Cooperrider had one.
Also Saturday at the Arena, the Squirt Islanders shut out Lower Cape, 5-0, on goals by Matt Davies (2), Kyle Stobie, Callie Jackson, and Dorian Johnson. Davies, Stobie, and Johnson had assists. Aubrey Ashmun was strong on defense fronting goaltender Noah Kleinhenz, who earned the game puck.
Again Saturday, at the Kennedy Arena in Hyannis, the M.V. Peewees dominated the Barnstable Hawks, 8-2. Both Harrison Rodrigues and Max Davies scored twice. Shay Hill, Kyp Cooperrider, Kyle Francis, and Jason Millen also scored.
The M.V. girls team lost its game with Burriville at the Arena, Saturday, 4-0. The visitors peppered M.V. goalies Ana Sylvia and Jamie Forend with 41 SOG.
The Islanders displayed improved teamwork and a stronger defense.
Sunday, the M.V. Squirt Warriors played a double-header with Nantucket at the Arena and won both ends: 10-1 and 5-1.
For the day, Tyson Araujo had 5 goals and 3 assists; Emerson Mahoney, 3 goals, 1 assist; Austen Morley, 3 goals, 1 assist; Andrew Wiley, 2 assists; Alexander Vukota, 3 assists; Christopher Perry, 3 goals; William MacDonald, 1 goal. Sydney Davies was credited with her first assist in league play. Oren Osmoss provided great defense fronting goalie Jack Slayton.
Nantucket brought its unbeaten Bantams to the Vineyard for a double-header with the equally undefeated M.V. Bantams, Sunday
The first period of the first game was all Vineyard, with goals by Tyler Araujo and Alex Bilzerian and assists by Gillien O'Callahan and Alex Bilzerian. Mike Sylvia was solid in goal.
The second period was penalty-ridden. M.V. played a man shy most of the time. Outstanding goaltending by Sylvia and Louis Jacob-Walsh made the difference.
The third period was like the second, M.V. took too many penalties. Jacob-Walsh held the Whalers at bay until the final four minutes, when Nantucket scored twice to tie the game at 2-2.
The Vineyarders took an early lead in the second game on a fine individual effort by Tyler Araujo. The Whalers wasted little time catching the M.V. defense on their heels and tied the score. Late in the period Gillien O'Callahan took a great pass from Bilzerian and upped the ante to 2-1. Louis Jacob-Walsh made numerous saves to keep it that way.
The Brown Invitational
Vineyard cross-country runners joined thousands of high school harriers at the 2006 Brown Cross Country Invitational at Goddard Park in East Greenwich, R.I., Sunday.
The M.V. girls varsity finished 14th out of 33 schools, led by Hilary Dreyer who finished 23rd of the 220 runners in 20:54.0. Sarah Jean Flanders was 33rd at 21:16.2. Both girls are sophomores.
Freshman Julia Sadowski came in 87th in 22:39.6 and Sophomore Kim Carlomagno was 95th in 22:46.1. Laura Jernegan, another sophomore, was 174th. Her time was 25:32.8.
The team from Shoreham-Wading River won the team title with 51 points. MV was 14th at 408.
Breanne Russell ran as an independent in the freshmen girls race and came in 115th at 21:02.5.
At 52nd, sophomore Robbie Osmers led the M.V. boys JV team to a 14th place finish in 19:28.3. Ben Luckey was 55th in 19:35.4. Connor Rasmussen was 70th in 19:56.4. Logan Russell was 90th in 20:37.6 and Matt Seklecki 100th in 20:54.5.
Max Conley's time was 14:32.3, 8th best of the freshmen boys. Forrest Harcourt came in 22nd in 14:59.0. Michael Kendall was 70th in 16:08.1 and Taylor Smith 198th at 18:09.2.
The Vineyard long-distance runners will be at Borderland Park in Easton this Saturday for the South Shore Principal's meet.
Apponequet proved a demanding guest, Thursday, and the undefeated Laker ladies ran off with a 6-2 field hockey victory over their Island hostesses. Nina Butler and Jane Alexander scored for the Vineyard, which fell to 8-5-2 for the year, 8-5-1 in the conference. Apponequet is 16-0.
Falcon femme fatale
The MVRHS girls varsity soccer team saw its 2-1 lead vanish late in the first half, here last Wednesday, primarily due to the hard-nosed play of Dighton Rehoboth's Kate Mahoney who scored twice in the closing minutes of the first half and twice more in the opening minutes of the second.
Alaina Aristide and Brittany Stone did the Vineyard's scoring with Rachel Schubert assisting. Final score: D-R 8, M.V. 2. Mahoney scored five times.
The Islanders narrowly missed posting their seventh win, Monday, when the Case Cardinals scored with five seconds remaining on the clock, tying the score at two.
M.V. scored first. With the game 12 minutes old, Taylor Hughes converted a pass from Rachel Schubert. Twenty-six minutes into the second half, Kate Griffen responded for the Cards. Nine minutes later, Alice Hopkins headed the ball into the net to regain the lead, Rachel Schubert earning another assist.
The Vineyard girls record is 6-9-2 with three games remaining and must win all three to qualify for post-season play.
Getting their kicks
The Vineyard boys varsity soccer team posted its 12th win of the season, dropping Dighton-Rehoboth at North Dighton, Wednesday, 3-1, then made it 13 wins on Monday, outlasting Case, 3-2.
Wednesday, the Falcons scored first, seven minutes into the game. But before the half was over Davey Campbell tied the score on a penalty kick and Antulio Neto put the Purple up, 2-1, assisted by Campbell.
Neto teamed with Torbelly Assis 10 minutes into the second half for the final marker. MV advanced to 12-2-2.
Midfielders Ben Post and Jeff Taylor and goalie Nico Cuba received special mention from Coach Bob Hammond.
On Monday at Swansea, Case put up the first score seven minutes into the contest. Ben Post evened the count, fed by Torbelly Assis, 23 minutes later.
Second half goals by Rodrigo Barcellos and Antulio Neto gave the Islanders what they needed for the win.
The MV record improved to 13-2-2.
They played Bourne yesterday, have Wareham here today, and finish the schedule at Nantucket, Monday.
The Vineyard boys varsity soccer team travels to Nantucket Monday night for the regular season finale. The action should be intense as both teams are in excellent form. Nantucket's record is 12-2-1, and M.V. is at 13-2-2. The Whalers will try to avenge a 3-1 defeat on Vineyard soil in September. A large crowd is expected. A fast ferry for players, parents, and fans will leave the Vineyard Haven SSA terminal at 4 pm Monday. Fans are strongly encouraged to arrive at the terminal by at least 3:30. The game starts at 6:30. The ferry should arrive back in Vineyard Haven by 9:30.
Travel is free, but donations to the Vineyard Soccer Boosters are welcome and can be made on board.
The Reade tennis courts on Boxberry Lane, Vineyard Haven, now owned by the Vineyard Haven Tennis Foundation, have recently been resurfaced and are available for public use until next summer.
The Brazilian indoor soccer (futsal) league begins play at the MV Boys & Girls Club on Sunday, Nov. 5.
If you haven't seen a league game, you've missed a most remarkable and spirited contest.
Running the Chicago
Twin sisters and former MVRHS athletes, Elizabeth and Erin Gunn and their mother, MaryLou McCarthy, ran the Chicago Marathon, Sunday. This was the sisters fifth marathon including two Bostons. Appropriately, Elizabeth and Erin finished together in 3:43. They were 214th and 215th in their division, 6986 and 6987 overall. Mom finished a couple hours later. It was her first marathon in 23 years. The last one she ran with her father, Robert Hansen of West Tisbury.