Vineyard girls field hockey team loses heartbreaker

Captains (left to right) Aubrey Ashmun, Olivia Ogden, Sydney Davies, and Lee Heyman discuss strategy during a critical timeout in the second period. — Photo courtesy of Robin Davies

On Friday afternoon the Martha’s Vineyard varsity girls field hockey team lost to Medway, 2-1, in double overtime to officially end their season. Senior star Aubrey Ashmun gave the Vineyarders a 1-0 lead with 42 seconds remaining in the first half through a penalty stroke. Aubrey, who has been the backbone of the team with 10 assists, scored her first goal of the season. Sophomore goalie Julia Bettencourt was remarkable, standing on her head to keep shots out of her net. Julia came up huge with 14 saves and is now the number 1 ranked goalie in the EAC.

The ninth-seeded Vineyarders were disappointed after Medway scored with just over four minutes left in the game, then again in the second overtime to end their season. But coach Lisa Knight was tremendously proud of her team; “This team has been exceptional all year… Even though we lost, there can’t be a regret from any of those girls.”