MV United break even over the weekend

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The Martha’s Vineyard club soccer teams went 4-4 over the weekend, ranging from a victorious 13-0 wipeout to a narrow 1-0 defeat. Here is a summary of the results:

The U12 girls lost to Swansea 6-2, while the U12 boys lost to Mariner 3-0. The U15 girls lost a narrow game to Dartmouth 1-0, and the U16 boys took on Freetown Lakeville and lost 5-2. In the game of the weekend, the U18 boys defeated Dennis Yarmouth 13-0 in a no-holds-barred affair.

MV United U10B 5, Falmouth 2

The U10 boys team traveled to Falmouth for their first ever off-Island game, and came away with a 5-2 victory. Darien Kral, Daniel Serpa, and Matt Pouliot each scored a goal, while Ryan Koster netted twice.

MV United U13B 2, Norton 1

The MV United U13 boys hit the road this past Saturday for a matchup against Norton. In years past, Norton has been one of their toughest matches of the season, and that continued this weekend. The game opened, and Norton quickly took control. They kept the ball with accurate passing and movement. The Vineyard held tough, and never let Norton close enough to get a decent scoring opportunity. Midway through the first half, the Vineyard started to fight back. That’s when they delivered the first blow. Moushe Oliveira took the ball up the right side and sent a cross into the box. There, Emanuel Silva made a brilliant kick and gave the Vineyard a 1-0 lead. As the game continued, it got more physical. With both teams going toe to toe, the Vineyard struck again. This time it was Jaiden Edelman who set up Emanuel, and he wasted no time giving the boys a 2-0 lead. After a tripping call in the box, Norton was awarded a penalty kick. Vineyard goalkeeper Colby Zarba then made a brilliant save on the PK, and sent the boys into the half with a 2-0 lead.

At the 76-minute mark, Norton was awarded their second penalty kick of the game. Again, Colby Zarba made a huge stop and kept Norton off the board. Just a few minutes later Norton was given a free kick just outside the box. After a nifty trick play, they finally got one past Colby, and pulled within one goal. The Vineyard defense of Daniel Bonneua and Manuel Hernandez Burnham played strong and helped the Vineyard hold on for a huge 2-1 win.

MV United U18G 3, Westport 1

The U18 girls scored another win Sunday against Westport. Behind the solid defense of Kaela Vecchia-Zeitz and Casey McAndrews, with Cana Courtney in the net, United allowed only one goal. Livy Smith added two more goals to her season, including a beauty from the 18-yard box, and Natalija Lakis notched one more for a final score of 3-1.