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We’re number one!

The Vineyard FC Masters soccer team hosted its first home game ever in the New England Over The Hill Soccer League, Sunday, as Needham, the league’s leading team visited Tisbury’s Veterans Memorial Park.

At the half, the Vineyard FC Masters were ahead, 3-1, on the strength of a hat trick by striker Rodolfo Fernandez.

The Islanders added a fourth point in the second half when Vander “Buick” DeOliveira scored on a direct kick from 25 yards out.

The win moves MV into first place in Division 6 of the New England Over The Hill League with seven points.

Next Sunday the Vineyard FC Masters will tackle Dover Sherborn off Island.

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Striker Rodolfo Fernandez occupies the attention of the Needham goalie. Good reason! Rodolfo had a hat trick.

Suns even the series

The Suns ran away with the second of three final RCBL games setting up a winner-take-all game with the Heat next Monday at the B&G Club beginning at 7:00 pm.

It was as physical a game as a game could be and still be called basketball.

The Suns led from the start and were never headed. After the first 12-minute quarter, the Suns were up 32-24. In the second period, Matt Brown scored 14 points and Adam Rebello dropped three from beyond the arc and the Suns increased their lead at the half to 65-42.

The Heat held their own in the second half, even outscoring the Suns, but the horse had left the barn and the Suns beamed at the end, 106 – 93.

High scorer for the Suns was Adam Rebello with 29, including four from downtown. Six of the seven Suns finished in double figures: Matt Brown 23, Sterling Bishop 14, James Holenko, 12, James Laney 12, and Mike Baptiste 10.

Chris Joyce had 26 for the Suns, also including four treys.

Damon Mello had 23 and Brant Silvia added 17.

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The Heat’s Brant Silvia pursues Tim Scott of the Suns in the “paint.”