Vineyarders harpoon unbeaten Whalers, boot Raiders

Noah Stuber (left) and John Marcal are off and running with a posse of Raiders fast on their heels. — Photo by Ralph Stewart

The MVRHS boys soccer team gave visiting Nantucket a sound thrashng and their first loss of the season, 6-0, Sunday. Previously the Whalers had given up just six goals while running off a dozen wins.

Senior goalie Rafael Maciel applied the whitewash. John Marcal led the balanced Vineyard scoring attack with two goals. Other goals were scored by Jack Roberts, Gabe DeOliveira, Martin Aranzabe and John Oliveira.

The Vineyard record improved to 5-4-1. Nantucket is 12-1.

Both the boys and the girls games had been scheduled for Saturday, but high winds caused a 24 hour delay.

Somerset/Berkley’s boys came to call, Tuesday, with high hopes of duplicating their recent gridiron win, but left with their hopes dashed by a 4-0 varsity drubbing and an embarrassing 9-0 jayvee loss.

The Vineyard scored early in the first half, late in the second half, and twice in between, while goalie Jackson McBride was keeping the ball out of the Vineyard net.

Martin Aranzabe assisted Roberts in the game’s first goal and forwarded the ball to John Oliveira in the second.

At the half, it was 2-0, Vineyard. It could very well have been more, but for the excellent play of S/B goalie George Solomon.

The second half mirrored the first in that the Vineyard scored twice, while goalie McBride kept his net clean.

MV scorers were Roberts, on a direct kick into the top right corner and later John Marcal, who had been tripped, scored on a penalty kick.

Coach Burke lauded the play of midfielder Rodrigo Honorato.