Coach Connie McHugh’s squad opened the new season Monday with a 5-0 sweep over visiting Sandwich.
Annie Burton defeated Brie Campbell, 6-1, 6-3, in first singles. Dylan Brockmeyer won in second singles, 6-2, 6-1, over Shannon Beloin. Alyssa Adler took the third singles match against Nicole Gilooly, 6-2, 6-0.
In doubles, the number one team of Julia Cooper and Anabelle Hackney defeated Taryn Giffney and Jacklyn Higgins, 6-1, 7-5. The second doubles tandem of Wendy Wen and Celia Mercier prevailed over Erica Corbier and Kelsey Lawrence, 6-4, 6-2.
The girls host Coyle and Cassidy tomorrow, April 13, at 3 pm.
The Vineyarders traveled to Sandwich on Monday where they downed the Blue Knights, 4-1.
Patrick McCarthy put up the double bagel on Jamie Bryant in second singles, 6-0, 6-0. Justice Yennie rolled to a 6-1, 6-1 win over Christian Possomando in third singles.
In doubles, the Vineyarders showed their depth as Justin Smith and Ryan Sawyer moved up to the number one spot in place of Natty Schneider and Jackson McBride. Smith and Sawyer downed Peter Alvarega and Clayton Maul, 6-1, 6-1.
Austin Stevenson and Sean McAndrews stepped into the second doubles spot and beat David Evans and Ben Clabault, 6-4, 6-2.
The best match of the day proved to be the one match the Vineyarders lost as Kent Leonard dropped a 7-5, 6-4 decision to Matt Martin in first singles.
April 4 at Somerset, M.V. dominated the Raiders, 5-0. Both doubles pairs — McBride and Schneider, Smith and Sawyer — were flawless in 6-0, 6-0 wins. Leonard, McCarthy, and Yennie all won their singles matches easily in straight sets.
The boys host Chatham today at 3 pm.
Nathaniel Schneider, a member of the boys varsity tennis team, was incorrectly identified as Nathaniel Snyder on page 20 in the April 5 edition of the Times.
The girls hosted Eastern Athletic Conference powerhouse Coyle and Cassidy Tuesday. The Warriors humbled the home side by the monstrous count of 26-0.
Micheli Lynn and Sarah Williston doubled for M.V. and Shelby Lavin added a single.
Monday’s season opener was a whole lot better.
Shelby Lavin’s pinch-hit double was the spark in an 11-run sixth inning as M.V. blasted visiting Falmouth 17-6. The Vineyarders slugged 19 hits against the Clippers.
Sarah Williston belted a two-run homer and finished 4 for 5 at the plate. Emily Cimeno was 4 for 4. Kendall Robinson tripled and went 4 for 5.
Hailee McCarthy was the winning pitcher.
M.V. defeated Nantucket, 12-5, on Saturday at Freemans Field in Brewster.
The Vineyarders had too much bash with their bats and too much speed around the bases. Noah Stobie went 3 for 3 at the plate, scored a run, and stole two bases. Will Stewart was 2 for 3 with a walk and a one stolen base. Jack Roberts went 2 for 4, scored once, stole a base, and pitched the final three innings.
Ryan Fisher pitched the first four innings, striking out six, with three earned runs.
On April 4, the Vineyarders and hosts Plymouth South played 11 scoreless innings before the game was halted due to darkness.
Will Stewart, Andrew Williamson, and Alec Tattersall combined for the shutout pitching. Ramon Espino caught for all three in a stellar game behind the plate. Jack Roberts and Stewart Hersh had the two Vineyard hits.
A date to finish the game is pending.
M.V. plays in Taunton Friday against Coyle and Cassidy and hosts Plymouth South Saturday at 12:30 pm.
Track and Field
The Vineyarders split the first home meet of the season against EAC rivals Somerset Berkley. The boys were victorious, 78-60, while the girls lost, 81-57.
Tyler Araujo, Joseph Tierney, Raphael Maciel, and Michael Schroeder all qualified for states. Tyler Araujo qualified for the shot put with a distance of 41′ 8″, and Joseph Turney qualified in the javelin with a distance of 153′ 1″.
Raphael Maciel qualified for the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 59.6. He also placed second in the triple jump at 40.5.
Michael Schroeder qualified for the mile in 4:47. Kyle Joba-Woodruff won the two mile race and Jeremy Alley-Tarter won the 800 meters with a time of 2:05. The Vineyarders were so dominant in the distance events, that they claimed 23 of 27 available points.
In the girls meet, freshman Julia Neville qualified for states in the 800 with a time of 2:33.5.
Maggie Lindland won the triple jump and was third in the long jump. Mia Benedetto placed first in the 200 and finished third in the triple jump.
Maggie Riseborough won the shot put and discus (91′ 1″).
The Vineyarders travel to Hingham Saturday to compete in the Freshman/Sophomore meet at Notre Dame Academy.
The girls notched a pair of wins earlier in the week.
Tuesday, M.V. downed Coyle and Cassidy, 17-6, in an EAC contest at Dan McCarthy Field.
April Hargy was superb in net and the Vineyard defense was tough throughout the game.
Nine Vineyarders got on the scoresheet. Madison Hughes had one goal and assisted on five others. Taylor Poggi and Isabel Smith both had four goals. Freshman Lucy Hackney had a great game with three goals and two assists. Alayna Hutchinson tallied twice, with two assists, and Molly Wallace scored twice. Jennie Lindland scored once with two assists. Charlotte McCarron and Jenny Hart each earned an assist.
Monday in North Easton, M.V. won a nail-biter over Oliver Ames, 17-15.
Senior April Hargy made 12 big saves in net. Sarah Alexander and Mary Ollen were defensive standouts.
The Vineyard scorers were Alayna Hutchinson (6 goals, 1 assist), Madison Hughes (4G, 3A), Jennie Lindland (2G, 2A), Taylor Poggi (2G, 1A), Molly Wallace (2G). Issy Smith scored once. Ambika Datta and Lucy Hackney each had an assist.
M.V. is 3-1 overall and 2-0 in the EAC.
The Vineyard beat Coyle and Cassidy, 16-4, Tuesday in Taunton. Nick Costello led the way with four goals and six assists. Denver Maciel scored six, with two assists. Charlie Everett had three goals. Huck and Sam Burke both scored their first goals.
Nelson Dickson was the winning goalie, with seven saves. Colby Gouldrup won 13 of 15 faceoffs.
Saturday, the boys lost at home to Falmouth, 10-6.
Tuesday, the team traveled to Falmouth and beat the Clippers in rough conditions on Vineyard Sound.
The varsity was in Newport, R.I., on April 7 to take on St. George’s, Cape Cod Academy, and Falmouth (Maine). Led by captains Jesse Thomas, Jake Sudarsky, and Riley Donegan, M.V. sailed first against perennial powerhouse St. Georges. Although the race ended in a loss, the team sailed very well. Tyler Shapiro, James Ulyatt, Katir Johnson, Doug Andrade, Raz Sayre, Anna Flahrety, Zana Van Rooyen, Russell Shapiro, Eli Hanschka, and Ben Lukowitz also competed for M.V.