Sports highlights


Youth soccer

The MV United Under-13 boys played their first home game against a MAPLE (Mass Premier League) team on Sunday at Veterans’ Park. The opponents were Bayside United from Somerset, who came into the season with a fall record of 7-0-1. They left the Island with a 4-0 spring defeat.

United led 3-0 by halftime. Aksel Cooperrider opened the scoring, unassisted. Lucas Barcelos scored next, off of a Theo Guerin corner. Nevin Wallis scored the final goal of the half by heading in an Aksel Cooperrider free kick.

United finished off Bayside with a goal in the 50th minute when Nevin Wallis volleyed a shot into the net from a Nainoa Cooperrider corner.

The U-13s remain undefeated in the league at 2-0 and have yet to concede a goal. Next Sunday, they head to Plymouth to take on the Stingrays.

In South Coast Soccer League action last weekend, two Vineyard teams got in the win column, three lost, and two tied.

Saturday, the U-12 boys traveled to Sandwich and beat the Warriors, 6-1. The U-11 boys were in Seekonk and tied 2-2. The U-12 girls fell to Norton at Veterans’ Park, 6-1, and the U-14 girls lost at Bourne, 4-1.

In three Sunday matches, the MV United U-15 boys conceded their first goal of the season but won handily over visiting Fall River, 6-1. The U-15s have outscored the opposition 32-1 in three matches. The U-10 boys lost at Dighton-Rehoboth, 3-1, and the U-16 girls played to a 2-2 draw at Bourne.

Over the hill gang

The VFC Masters 40 and over soccer team travelled to Foxboro on Sunday, April 15, and lost to the Warthogs, 5-3.

VFC goals were scored by Rodolfo “Rudy” Fernandez, Gilson “Fire Horse” DaSilva and Edilson “Pazone” Costa.

Vineyard FC Masters are now in 2nd place in division Six South of the New England Over The Hill Soccer League.

VFC will host first-place Franklin this Sunday, April 22, at Veterans’ Memorial Park in Vineyard Haven. Kick-off is at 9:30 am.

Youth lacrosse

The Martha’s Vineyard Girls Youth Lacrosse teams both won their season openers on Sunday, playing at Friends Academy in Dartmouth.

The U-15s bested Nantucket, 9-3. Lee Hayman, Shannon Morris, and Erin Hill scored two goals each. Kylie Hatt, KC Wallace, and Emily Turney scored once. Sam Hargy stood tall in goal, making 10 saves.

The U-13s put on an impressive performance, beating Dartmouth, 9-3. Audrey McCarron notched a hat trick, Addy Hayman scored a pair. Julia Regan, Suzanne More-Straton, Alana Morris, and Megan Zellinger all scored once. Kazara Aldeborgh and Julia Regan shared goaltending duties. Next Sunday, both teams are away to league rivals Lakeville.

Blackdogs win Spring Fling

The Cape Cod Black Dog Women’s hockey team won the 10th annual Cape Cod Women’s Hockey League’s (CCWHL) annual Spring Fling Hockey tournament in Falmouth last weekend. A total of 12 women’s teams competed in three divisions.

The ‘Dogs beat the Cape Cod Hattricks on Friday, 4-2, the Cape Cod Shamrocks, 3-0, and the Boston Ice Sharks, 4-1, on Saturday, and finished off the Shamrocks again in the finals, 3-2, on Sunday. Sue Mead of Oak Bluffs and Ten Tedesco of Lincoln, R.I., shared the goaltending duties. The Black Dogs beat a team half their age.

The finals game was the last sanctioned game ever be played at the Falmouth Arena, as it is slated to be torn down and replaced by a new arena off Thomas Landers Road.

The Black Dogs head to Tampa, Florida, on April 26 to compete in the USA Hockey Over 40 Women’s National Championships. The Black Dogs are two-time National Champions, winning the 2007 C Division title in San Jose, CA, and the 2009 Over 30 Division in Rochester, N.Y.

Last year they lost in the finals in the over 40 Division in Tampa. All are sanctioned by USA Hockey.