Vineyard boys lacrosse clips Falcons in home opener

Jack Garrett gets a firm check from Jake Johnston near the Mashpee cage. — Ralph Stewart

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) boys lacrosse team scored four unanswered goals midway through the fourth quarter, erasing a two-goal deficit en route to an 11-8 win over the Mashpee Falcons in the home opener Thursday at Dan McCarthy Field in Oak Bluffs.

Riley Amaral rang up five goals to spearhead the Vineyard attack. Sam Wallace notched three goals, Jack Garrett tallied once to go with three assists, Ivan Sheppard picked up a goal and two assists and Colby Zarba had one of each. Shay Sullivan and John Morris chipped in an assist apiece.

Vineyard goalie Max Smith was stellar in net and was mobbed by his jubilant teammates after the final horn.

The Vineyarders (1-1) will host the annual showdown with the Nantucket Whalers, Saturday at 12:30 pm.