Martha’s Vineyard boys’ lacrosse team bounces back to beat Bourne

Chris Costello and a Bourne adversary clash at midfield. — Photo by Ralph Stewart

The Martha’s Vineyard varsity boys’ lacrosse team bounced back from a big loss against Sandwich Saturday, to soundly beat the Canalmen of Bourne Monday on the Dan McCarthy Memorial Field.

Bourne scored first and early — just 33 seconds after the faceoff, in fact. But the next eight goals, through the third quarter, belonged to the Islanders. Each side scored once in the last period making the final count, Martha’s Vineyard 9, Bourne 2.

Chris Costello put the Vineyard on the score board at the 3:14 mark and Damon Maciel made it 2-1 with less than a minute left in the quarter.

A goal by Leif Iverson and another by Maciel made it 4-1 at the half.

The third quarter saw Iverson, Maciel, and Charley Everett add three to the Vineyard side of the ledger. Two by Chris Costello and another by Maciel completed the winning margin, 9-2.

As is his custom, Nelson Dickson was outstanding in goal.

Monday’s win over the Canalmen was just what the Vineyarders needed after they were humbled in Sandwich on Saturday by the count of 16-5.

The Blue Knights stormed to a 7-1 lead after the first quarter and never looked back.

Last Thursday, Vineyard lacrosse team beat the Coyle & Cassidy High School Warriors on a rain-sodden Vineyard field by a score of 8-2.