Girls soccer falls to Nauset

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Vineyarder Maria Frangos pokes the ball away from Nauset's Halle Rudman. — Ralph Stewart

The Vineyarder girls had a tough day on the pitch in a 4-0 loss to Nauset on a dank and dreary Tuesday afternoon at Dan McCarthy Field in Oak Bluffs. 

The Warriors had their way from the outset, with ample room to roam and display their smooth passing skills, which were well in evidence on the first goal in the 13th minute as Emma Easley finished off a fluid five-pass sequence with a shot inside the penalty spot.

The Vineyarders had a great chance to equalize two minutes later after Kaya Seiman sent Wadeline Florime Hall in alone on a breakaway, but Nauset keeper Brady Deschamps won the race to the ball.

The visitors doubled their lead in the 22nd minute. Hailey Richardson intercepted a Vineyard pass at the right side of the box and fed Hannah Gale, who shot the ball into the bottom left corner. The first half ended with Nauset up 2-0.

The second half largely mirrored the first. Three minutes in, Richardson buried Izzy Cole’s cross with a header, and Hannah Gale scored her second goal of the afternoon by blasting a 25-yarder that skimmed off the grass past Vineyard keeper Ruby Reimann. Ruby made a number of fine saves in the match, and robbed the Warriors of a fifth goal moments after the fourth, leaping to bat a drive away from the crossbar and past the right post.

Reimann had another outstanding game in a 1-0 loss at Nantucket on Saturday. Rosha Kelly scored for the Whalers with 23 minutes remaining.

Oct. 15 in Plymouth, Wadeline Florime Hall and Kate Howell scored as the Vineyarders beat Rising Tide Charter School, 2-1, to claim their third win of the season.

The girls host Barnstable on Senior Night in the home finale under the lights at Dan McCarthy Field at 6 pm on Saturday.