Sports highlights


Vineyard Under-14 soccer girls 8-0

The MV United Under-14 girls stayed unbeaten at eight wins and no defeats with a 2-0 win Saturday at Stoughton.Whitney Schroeder put the Vineyard up, 1-0, five minutes into the first half. The teams played an entertaining, wide open match with little to separate them until Adelaide Keene provided some insurance with 15 minutes left. Both goalkeepers made several key saves.The girls wrap up the regular season on Saturday in Dartmouth. United will then participate in the Soccerween tournament in Lancaster on November 11.

Vineyard soccer masters are league champs

The Vineyard FC Masters braved wind and rain ahead of Hurricane Sandy and clinched the New England Over The Hill Soccer League Master’s Division 6 South championship Sunday in Braintree with a 4-2 win over second place FIMA FC.

The Island Copper side stunned the hosts with three early goals to lead 3-0 at halftime. Gilson “Fire Horse” DaSilva, Daniel “Nacho” Vignolo and Vander Souza put the ball in the onion bag for VFC.

The Vineyard defense was airtight in the first half. Goalie Adirley “Lee” Carlos inspired his back line with a spectacular fingertip save.

Vander Souza gave VFC a 4-0 lead in the second half before FIMA stole two goals back late in the match.

VFC (9-0) will try to finish the regular season unbeaten when it hosts Milton United on Sunday at 9:30 am at the MVRHS back field. The Islanders’ 27 league points has earned them home-field advantage in the sectional playoffs. The Vineyard will host a semi-final match on Sunday, November 11 versus the Masters Division 6 North champions.

MV Squirts sweep Gateway

The unbeaten Martha’s Vineyard Squirts won two games on Saturday at the MV Arena by scores of 9-5 and 9-7 over Gateway of Wareham.

The Vineyard got a complete team effort in both contests. Hoffie Hearn chalked up a hat trick in each game. Cam Geary scored his first goal as a squirt. Hunter Meader, Aiden and Logan Araujo, Jackson Pizano, Will Brugiere, and Jackson Pachico all tickled the twine for M.V.

Lauren Boyd, Pete Gillis, Eli Gundersen and Kenny Hatt anchored the Vineyard defense. Aiden Marek was the winning netminder.

Island league youth hockey:

The Island League (a mix of travel and house teams from squirt, peewee and bantam levels) entered the second weekend of play and produced two nail biters.

In the first game, Ian Trance scored a spectacular goal to lift the Rangers to a 2-1 win over the Bruins. Hunter Meader tallied the lone goal for the B’s. The Rangers remained undefeated at 2-0 while the Bruins fell to 1-1.

The Penguins and Capitals faced off next. Aiden Marek scored the insurance goal late in the third period to settle a tight game and give the Caps their first win, 3-1. Will Brugiere and Mike Metcalf were stellar in goal. The Island League teams are back in action at the MV Arena on Sunday.

Holmes Hole sailing

The final event of the fall racing series, scheduled for Sunday, October 28, was cancelled as skippers prepared for Hurricane Sandy.

The final evening race was held on Thursday, October 25. Five boats came to the start line. The fleet sailed to West Chop on a beam reach aided by a seven-knot east wind. The next leg, to East Chop, was assisted by a flooding tide. Then came the final leg back to town.

Steve Besse won the race in Apres, a J 100. Second, on corrected time, was Dan Culkin in Magic Time, followed by Roger Becker in Gloria, Mo Flam in Penelope, and David Lott in Avanti.