Vineyard girls lacrosse team loses to Scituate, beats Nantucket


Friday, the Martha’s Vineyard girls’ lacrosse team lost to Scituate, 19-14, in what Coach Betsy Dripps called “one of their best games of the season.”

The Islanders broke first and took a two-goal lead before Scituate found the net, not once but five times. As well as the Vineayard played, the Sailors had too many guns and sailed off with a 19-14 win.

On Nantucket, girls win 17-7

Saturday, the girls’ lacrosse team made the trek to Nantucket via ferry, bus and ferry, to take on the Whalers.

The final score was 17-7. The win put the Vineyarders into the state tournament with a 10-6 record.

Madison Hughes scored the first of her seven goals just 12 seconds into the contest. Twenty seconds later Hughes found Molly Fischer in front of the net. Molly did not miss. Alex Mark and Hughes added points on free positions. Isabel Smith beat the Whaler goalie and Hughes scored her fourth, putting the Vineyard up 6-0.

Both teams scored three goals in the time remaining before the half time break. For MV it was Fischer (2) and Isabel Smith. MV 9, Nantucket 3.

Hughes scored the first four MV goals of the second half, The Whalers managed two more goals but MV controlled play in the final five minutes, adding goals by Isabel Smith, and Molly Fischer (2).

Coach Dripps lauded the play of defenders Texe Craig, Paige Nitardy and Hannah Moore. Niki Alexander and Angela deBettencourt came up with key turnovers and goalie April Hargy made eight saves.

The girls continued down the win-strewn path Monday swamping Dartmouth away, 18-8, paced by Cat Todd’s six goals and an assist and Alex Mark’s five goals with two assists.

The girls were at Wayland, Tuesday, and lost to the talented Warriors, 18-5. Senior Michelle Cunningham scored eight times and assisted twice.

MIAA seeds will be determined today.

Juniors fall short

Despite the win by their elders, Island JVs lost to Scituate in a barnburner, 10-9.