Vineyard boys’ travel kickers remain unbeaten

Nicolas Andre of MV United contests a loose ball with his Dartmouth foe during an Under-12 match, Saturday at Veterans Park in Vineyard Haven. — Photo by Ralph Stewart

The Vineyard travel soccer teams in all age groups have been busy on the field. The under-12 boys remain unbeaten.

Saturday, the U-12 boys division one travel soccer team turned up the volume in the second half of their game with Dartmouth here, pulling away from a 2-2 tie to win, 5-2.

Coach David Wallis commented, “It was a great game against a great opponent.”

Nicholas Andre had two goals and an assist. Nainoa Cooperrider also scored twice and assisted.

Jonathan Santana’s goal completed the MV total.

Nevin Wallis assisted twice and Axsel Cooperrider also assisted. Goalie Dylan Araujo stopped a penalty kick in the first half.

The MV United team U-12 team is undefeated on the year at 4-0. They visit Yarmouth/Dennis this weekend.

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The U-18 boys travel soccer team won a physically demanding game with visiting New Bedford, Saturday, 4-0.

The U-15 girls lost their Sunday game with visiting Norton, 4-0, The U-16 boys game with Nantucket was postponed to a date unknown.

The U-11 boys played at Swansea-Somerset. Behind the explosive defense of Jared Koster and the stunning goalkeeping of John Gonzalves, the Islanders held the high-scoring S-S team to a single goal. Leading the offense and scoring for the Islanders was Gabriel Bellebuono. The game ended 1-1.

The U-11s are 2-1-1 on the season and in second place in their division of the South Coast Soccer League.

The U-16 boys game against Nantucket was postponed until May 22 at 1:30pm.