Girls hockey earns weekend split in Boston

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The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) girls hockey team traveled to Boston over the weekend for a pair of games, and came back to the Island with a win and a loss. Head Coach John Fiorito stayed home with his wife, who gave birth to their second child on Saturday.

The Vineyarders got off to a good start by skating past Latin/Fontbonne Academy, 3-1, on Saturday at Matthews Arena. Paige Anderson and Alana Nevin put the Purple up 2-0 with first-period goals, and Aryanna Stevens added her first varsity goal in the second for a 3-0 lead. Vineyard freshman Sarah Hartenstine made her first varsity start in goal, and picked up the win, coming within six minutes of claiming a shutout.

Sunday at Walter Brown Arena, the Vineyarders lost to Brookline, 3-2. Paige Anderson scored both goals, one to tie the score at 1-1 in the first period, and again in the third. MV pressed for an equalizer in a frantic finish, but came up short.

The Vineyarders (2-5-2) host the 20th annual Nan Rheault Invitational Tournament this weekend at the MV Ice Arena. Three-time defending champion Old Rochester Regional/Bourne-Mashpee-Wareham (ORR/BMW) and Ursuline Academy face off in the opening game on Saturday at 5 pm, with the Vineyarders skating against traditional rival Scituate at 7 pm. The consolation game gets underway on Sunday at 11 am, followed by the championship game at 1 pm.