Bishop Feehan ties Vineyard on late goal

Jack Roberts gets off a shot early in the first half against Bishop Feehan. — Photo by Ralph Stewart

Monday, the Vineyard boys varsity soccer team played a key game with Bishop Feehan, here. What was at stake was the EAC lead, and possibly the Eastern Athletic Conference title.

It was a close back and forth tussle from the get go. MV was first to post a score some eight minutes into the contest when John Oliveira beat the Shamrock goalie assisted by Jack Roberts.

Sixteen minutes later, Bishop Feehan tied the score. MV applied pressure repeatedly in the time remaining in the first half but the Feehan keeper was equal to the task.

The Islanders regained the lead with the clock reading 22:31, when Jack Roberts converted a pass from Martin Aranzabe and the score remained 2-1 until the final minute and a half when Feehan was awarded a direct kick on the edge of the box and the ball squeezed under the cross bar for the tying goal.

The 2-2 score reflected the fact that the teams were equally talented and similarly motivated.

Saturday, the boys lost their match with Nauset, here, 5-3.