Bantams are second
At the Falmouth invitational tournament, the MV Youth Hockey Bantams lost their first game to the team from Topsfield, 5-0, on Friday evening, but on Saturday they defeated two Falmouth teams by the same 3-2 score.
On Sunday morning they faced Topsfield again in the championship round, coming in second, 4-1. It was the only point scored against the Topsfield team all weekend.
On March 1, Dave Bettencourt, Fred Pekari, and Mike Lipinski took all the points, 11-0, against Mike Dow, Joe Andrade, Charlene Barbosa, and John Androitis.
The next week, the Bettencourt Bruisers were forced into a playoff with Robert O'Sullivan, Peter Searle, and George Valentzas, each having won their matches, 9-2. The Bettencourt boys took home the money again.
Team league standings: (1) Bettencourt 72; (2) O'Sullivan 61; (3) Eric Pachico 49.
Girls win at Boston
The MVYH girls team won its final game of the season, Sunday, defeating the South Shore Lady Hawks at Northeastern's Matthews Arena, 7-4.
Celia Mercier scored four times, twice unassisted and twice assisted by Emily Hammett and Olivia Hart. Angela Casey had a hat trick, assisted by Ashley Cimeno and Mary Vogel.
Anna Sylvia was the winning goalie. One of her saves was on a penalty shot.
It was the girls team's second win of the year and a great way to close the season.
Raising the spoils of victory on high are, front row: Zolie "the goalie" Clark, Joey Uva. Second row: Daniel Serusa, Kyle Francis, Max Davies, Jake Hart. Third row: Chris McCarthy, Kyp Cooperrider, Ben Bilzerian, Brian Hurley, Shay Hill, Harrison Rodrigues, Charlie Ashmun, Coach Bill Davies. Back row: Eamon MacKenzie, Coach Charles Ashmun, and Thomas Wilkins. Photos by Lara Uva
Playing their best hockey of the year against some of the toughest competition they faced, the MV Youth Hockey PeeWees tied Barnstable on Friday evening, and defeated Falmouth East and Falmouth Tompkins on Saturday to qualify for the Sunday tournament finals, against Barnstable again.
Trailing 2-0 after two periods of furious hockey, the Islanders scored their first goal a minute and a half into the third period, then scored the evener with 24 seconds remaining on the game clock and forcing a five-minute O.T. period, during which neither team scored.
A five-man shootout was called, during which both teams posted one goal. The Vineyard's scorer was Kyp Cooperrider. With the teams still tied, a sudden death shootout was called. Jake Hart scored for the Islanders while goalie Zolie Clark was keeping Barnstable at bay. Victory Vineyard!
The word from Spa
Spa Tharpe called The Times to announce that the committee which sponsored the very popular Easter Sunday Gravity Race in Aquinnah has decided to "take the year off." Spa said he hopes some other group will pick up the fallen baton and make the necessary arrangements to hold the race in some other town.
Spa also reported that Ping Pong games continue at the Aquinnah town hall Mondays and Wednesdays.