On a raw, chilly, and blustery day more like March than May, the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) girls lacrosse team won a battle with Falmouth Academy, at the top of the Cape & Islands League standings, Tuesday afternoon at Dan McCarthy Field in Oak Bluffs. Skyla Harthcock scored five goals and set up another, and Addy Hayman netted four goals to go with five assists, as the Vineyarders beat the Mariners 17-10.
M.V. improved to 13-1 overall and 12-0 in league play, while Falmouth Academy dropped to 11-4 and 8-2, with both league losses coming at the hands of the Vineyarders.
The hosts ran out to an early 7-2 lead, and held the Mariners at bay the rest of the way. Louise McDonald had a hat trick of goals and assists, Abby Marchand had a pair of each, Lollie Bazahler scored two goals, Sophie Combra added another goal, and Alexis Condon chipped in with two assists. Emma Keeler and Maria Medeiros had four goals apiece for the Mariners, and Ainsley Ramsey tallied twice.
In addition to showcasing a balanced attack, Vineyard goalie Lila Mikos made nine saves, and MVRHS did a stellar job on defense containing the speedy Mariners. “Megan Zeilinger shut down the offense by playing backer, playing a backer zone, which worked out great and made the game a little bit more fun,” said Vineyard Assistant Coach Bob Hayman, to which Megan humbly replied, “You give me too much credit, I didn’t do all the work.”
The Vineyarders host Falmouth on Monday at 4:15 pm.