Martha’s Vineyard routs Bishop Feehan in girls lacrosse opener

Lucy Hackney takes a shot on goal against Bishop Feehan Tuesday. — Photo by Ralph Stewart

In its season-opener on Tuesday, the Vineyard girls varsity lacrosse team blazed out of the gate with a 15-1 win over Eastern Athletic Conference rival Bishop Feehan at Dan McCarthy Field.

Eight different Vineyard players were involved in the scoring. Alayna Hutchinson topped the score sheet with four goals, followed by Molly Wallace with three.

Senior captain Madison Hughes had a strong game by winning the center draw after each goal. She also scored two goals and added an assist.

Isabel Smith was strong in midfield and also scored twice. Jennie Lindland was a key player in the midfield coming up with the center draw and starting off the offense. Jennie scored a goal and had two key assists.

Junior Jenny Hart and freshman Lucy Hackney each had a goal and two assists. Junior Taylor Poggi scored a beautiful goal off the low weak side and also had an assist. Senior April Hargy anchored the defense playing in the goal and coming up with 7 key saves.

Senior Captain Shelby Ferry along with juniors Texe Craig and Paige Nitardy and sophomore Mary Ollen did a great job setting up the zone defense that limited Feehan’s scoring opportunities. Senior Ambika Datta and sophomore Alex Clark helped out on offense.

“The girls worked well together out on the field getting everyone involved in the play,” Coach Betsy Dripps said. “We still have several things to work on before we take on the tougher teams on our schedule. We have such a great group of athletes this year on the team, so I expect them to have fun and lots of success.”

The girls will travel off Island on Thursday to play Falmouth.

They are hosting St. Helens/St. Katherines School from England over the weekend and will play the Brits under the lights on Saturday night. The JV team will play at 5:30 followed by the Varsity game at 6:30. Be sure to come out and enjoy the international competition.