MVRHS sports highlights

Alayna Hutchinson tries to shake Dartmouth's Tess Arruda during the Vineyarders 13-8 loss on March 28. — Photo by Ralph Stewart

Girls tennis

Barnstable 3, Martha’s Vineyard 2

The host Red Raiders, the only team to beat the Vineyard girls in the regular season last year, pulled out a close win Tuesday after losing the first two singles matches. The teams battled through snow flurries and blustery conditions.

The Vineyarders got off to a great start. Samantha Potter defeated Kristen Donnelly at first singles, 6-2, 6-2, and co-captain Annie Burton defeated Lauren Persson at second singles, 6-1, 6-4.

Dylan Brockmeyer lost to Maggie Peogini at third singles, 6-4, 6-4, while co-captain Julia Cooper and Annabelle Hackney lost to Gabby Riley and Katie Tynan, 6-3, 6-4 at first doubles. In second doubles, Diamond Araujo and Katherine Donegan lost to Taya Berler and Maria Andreatis, 6-2, 6-0. The Vineyard pair were playing their first varsity match together and Diamond Araujo was in her first varsity match of any kind.

“It was a fabulous start,” Coach Connie McHugh said. “They are the toughest team we play and it was closer than last year. They did very well, especially given the conditions. The cool thing about Sam [Potter] is she had two close matches with Kristen Donnelly last year [one win and one loss] and today she came back and won with real authority. Annie [Burton] played so smart, mixed up her shots and drove her opponent nuts.”

Girls lacrosse

Bishop Stang 14, Martha’s Vineyard 6

The Vineyarders (1-2, 0-1 EAC) opened the Eastern Athletic Conference schedule on a bitter cold, blustery Tuesday afternoon with a loss in North Dartmouth.

Martha’s Vineyard 20, Mashpee 13

Alayna Hutchinson scored five goals to go with three assists and Taylor Poggi scored five with one assist as the Vineyarders (1-1) downed the host Falcons on Monday.

The Vineyarders got good offensive production from several players. Emily DeBettencourt had three goals and an assist, while Molly Wallace scored a goal and assisted on three others. Charlotte McCarron tallied twice. K.C. Wallace and Olivia Ogden had a goal apiece.

Emma Yuen, Mary Ollen, and Olivia Ogden keyed the Vineyard defense. Goalie Sam Hargy made five saves.

Dartmouth 13, Martha’s Vineyard 8

The Vineyarders opened the new season on March 28 with a home loss to the Indians. Dartmouth broke open a 7-7 halftime tie with a 6-1 edge in the second half.

Alayna Hutchinson scored four goals; Molly Wallace and K.C. Wallace each tallied twice. Lee Hayman, Hannah Moore, and Alex Clark had assists. Freshman goalie Sam Hargy made five saves.

Girls jayvee lacrosse

Martha’s Vineyard 10, Bishop Stang 4

The Vineyard junior varsity is off to a 2-0 start after routing the Spartans in North Dartmouth.

Shannon Morris and Hadley Chapman were the high scorers with three goals apiece. Meg Burke (2), Emma Carron, and Sara Poggi also scored. Katrina Lakis had a strong two-way game, and Goalie Sam Bettencourt was solid between the pipes.

Martha’s Vineyard 9, Mashpee 1

Coach Laurie Gordon’s JV team opened the season by grounding the host Falcons Monday afternoon.

Goalie Sam Bettencourt made several key saves in a standout performance, supported by defenders Erin Hickey, Shannon O’Connor, and Olivia Lingren. Emma Carron and Shannon Morris paced the Vineyard attack with three goals each. Iris Albert, Hadley Chapman, and Meg Burke all scored once.

Boys lacrosse

Bishop Stang 10, Martha’s Vineyard 3

The Spartans scored six unanswered goals in the second half to get the win Tuesday afternoon at Dan McCarthy Field in the Vineyard’s first Eastern Athletic Conference game of the season. Marc Natichioni scored twice in the first period and Thomas Wilkins added a goal in the second quarter.

Fairhaven 17, Martha’s Vineyard 7

The Blue Devils spoiled the Vineyarders home opener on Friday. Fairhaven broke open a 3-2 game with six straight goals in the first half and never looked back.