The MVRHS sailing team defeated Sturgis Charter School of Hyannis, 3-0, Monday afternoon under clear blue skies and light winds on Lagoon Pond. Joe Serpa/Elizabeth O’ Brien, Patrick Flaherty/Christian Schmidt, and Coltrane Leport/Maggie Mayhew were the skipper/crew combos in the 1, 2, and 3 boats for the Vineyarders. Katie Morse and Zach Ward also rotated into the varsity series.
The win was the fourth in the past five team racing events for the Vineyarders, who are currently ranked 20th in New England. A top 16 ranking at the end of the regular season would put MV in the postseason.
The Vineyarders posted 3-0 wins against Sandwich and Falmouth on April 12-13, and split a three-team meet in Newport, R.I., during school vacation week, topping Rogers High School 3-0, and falling to perennial power St. George’s by the same count. Joe Serpa and Coltrane Leport were standouts at skipper.
The Vineyarders returned to Newport last Saturday to compete in the O’Day fleet racing qualifiers. Despite sailing well, MV placed 10th of 17 schools, missing the Sunday finals at Tabor Academy by two spots. Joe Serpa and Elizabeth O’ Brien were skipper and crew for all six races in A Division. In B Division, the Vineyarders used three combinations in two races apiece. Patrick Flaherty and Coltrane Leport sailed in the first two races. Coltrane moved to skipper with sister Menasha Leport on crew in races three and four, and returned to crew with Christian Schmidt at skipper for races five and six.
The Vineyard varsity boys lacrosse team had a busy week at Dan McCarthy Field that began on April 18 with a pulsating comeback win over Barnstable. Riley Amaral scored the game-winning goal, 2:04 into sudden-death overtime, to give MV a 12-11 win. Sam Wallace had five goals and four assists, and Jacob Gundersen notched a hat trick. Colby Zarba tallied twice, with one assist, and Amaral netted the first Vineyard goal 11:18 into the game. Zach Moreis served up four assists, and J.J. Mendez added another. Vineyard goalie Max Smith had 17 saves, including two big stops in the extra period.
The Vineyarders played another nail biter on Friday, but lost to St. Mary’s of Lynn, 17-16. Zach Moreis led the MV attack with four goals and an assist. Colby Zarba, Riley Amaral, and Ivan Shepard added three goals apiece, John Morris scored a brace, and Jacob Gundersen chipped in a goal to go with four assists.
The Vineyarders hosted Bishop Stang in an Eastern Athletic Conference tilt on Tuesday, and fell to 5-3 on the season with an 18-12 loss. The Spartans led 11-9 after three periods, but pulled away in the fourth. Sam Wallace poured in six goals, and Riley Amaral added five more, with each adding an assist. Colby Zarba chipped in a goal, and set up four more. Zach Moreis had three assists.
Addy Hayman had a career day with eight goals, four assists, and 12 draw controls as the Vineyarders rolled over Bishop Stang, 22-6, in an Eastern Athletic Conference game Tuesday in North Dartmouth.
Louise McDonald scored five goals and added two assists, Alexis Condon netted four and set up another, Audrey McCarron had two goals and an assist, Skyla Harthcock and Lollie Bezahler chipped in a goal apiece, and Lily Pigott had five assists.
“We’ve won four in a row, the team is coming together nicely, and we’re getting support in all facets of the game,” Vineyard co-coach Bob Hayman said.
On several occasions, the Vineyarders won the draw, passed to a cutting player and put the ball in the net in one fluid play.
Next up is a meeting with the Nantucket Whalers, Saturday at 1 pm in Oak Bluffs. The Vineyarders (4-1 overall, 2-1 EAC) host Bishop Feehan in a crucial Eastern Athletic Conference game, Tuesday at 3 pm.
The girls have a car wash fundraiser, Sunday morning in front of the PAC Center at MVRHS, from 9 to 12 am.
The Vineyard girls passed one of their toughest tests with a 5-0 win at Foxboro on Tuesday afternoon.
Kelly Klaren outlasted Foxboro’s Sophia Prinos at first singles, taking the opening set 6-2 and rebounding from 0-6 in the second set with a 10-7 win in the third-set tiebreaker.
The usual first doubles pair of Victoria Scott and Lizzie Williamson split up to play singles. Scott took the second singles match over Pam Nelson 6-0, 6-2, while Williamson, filling in for Hannah Rabasca, who was out sick, posted a 6-0, 6-0 double bagel against Kayla Prag at third singles.
First singles regular Kat Roberts was back in the lineup after recovering from an arm injury, but with only one challenge match under her belt, moved to play first doubles with Molly Pogue. The pair worked well together, and defeated Sarah Prag and Julia Muise 6-0, 6-3. Chesca Potter and Alex Rego completed the Vineyard sweep with a 6-4, 6-3 second doubles win over Olivia Dantona and Kendall Milender.
The Vineyarders (2-0) host Coyle and Cassidy in an Eastern Athletic Conference match, Monday at 3 pm.