Vineyard rallies to sink Nantucket Whalers in boys lacrosse, 7-6

The deciding goal came in the last two minutes of the game Saturday at the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School field.

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Wayman Harrison eludes a Whaler at mid-field. Photo by Ralph Stewart.

Spencer Schofield scored with two minutes remaining in regulation to cap a three-goal rally as Martha’s Vineyard overturned a 6-4 deficit and beat the Nantucket Whalers, 7-6, Saturday at Dan McCarthy Field in Oak Bluffs.

With the big win over their arch-rivals, the Vineyarders improved to 2-1.

Trailing 4-2 midway through the third quarter, Nantucket scored four unanswered goals to put the

Vineyarders on the ropes with under five minutes to play.

Ben Clark started the Vineyard comeback with his second goal of the game, cutting the margin to 6-5. Mike Morris ripped a shot through goal-mouth traffic to tie the score with three minutes left and Spencer Schofield followed up in short order with the game-winner.

The Vineyarders protected the precious lead, chewing up the remaining clock with stellar work behind the Whaler net.

Ben Clark scored two goals and won six loose balls. Greg McCarron had two goals and an assist to go with five loose balls won. Spencer Schofield scored twice, while Mike Morris finished with a goal and an assist. Austin Chandler chalked up two assists and Jack Garrett had one.