Vineyard boys soccer team beats Somerset, 3-1, on Lages hat trick

Junior Michael Power lines up a shot on goal against Somerset Berkley on Tuesday. — Photo by Michael Cummo

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School varsity boys soccer team defeated Somerset Berkley 3-1 on Tuesday afternoon behind a hat-trick from senior Jason Lages.

It was a testy game from start to finish; the Vineyarders were victims of some aggressive Somerset play. Standout forward Jason Lages was again electric, skirting through the Raiders defense. He frustrated the

defense, and in retaliation Somerset Berkley began to use their hands more often than not, pushing and pulling Vineyarders on the ball. The game eventually settled down, and the Vineyard looked in control from the first whistle to the last.

Junior goalkeeper Julian Carter had a great afternoon, and made some key saves while the Vineyard were up 2-1, keeping the lead intact. Nainoa Cooperrider had a solid game defensively, and was able to push up into the Somerset half to attack the goal. Gabe Bellebuono also had a great game defensively.

Falmouth travel to the Island on Thursday to take on the Island boys at 4 pm at the high school.