Vineyarders tie Somerset, lose to Needham in field hockey

Vineyard goalie Katherine Antonsson had a busy day under the Needham Rockets' red glare. Mary Olen (left) and Olivia Cimeno were the defenders on this shot.
Photo by Ralph Stewart

Vineyard goalie Katherine Antonsson had a busy day under the Needham Rockets' red glare. Mary Olen (left) and Olivia Cimeno were the defenders on this shot.

The Vineyard field hockey team played twice this week against tough competition.

On Thursday, MV took to the road and forged a 1-1 tie with Eastern Athletic Conference rivals Somerset. Maggie Johnson scored the Vineyard goal.

On Saturday, at home, Johnson scored twice, once on a slapper from thirty feet out, but the Needham Rockets proved too strong and left the Island with a 5-2 win.

Next up for coach Lisa Knight’s squad is an EAC contest with the West Bridgewater Wildcats, today at 4 pm, followed by a date at Barnstable, Saturday at noon. The Vineyarders next game on home soil is Oct. 4 against the Somerset Raiders.