The MVRHS girls varsity hockey team played its first-ever game on Nantucket on Saturday, and got off to a blistering start, lighting the lamp three times in the first five minutes before holding off the Whalers for a 4-3 Cape and Islands League win.
Skyla Harthcock scored 49 seconds into the game, Lila Mikos followed with her first varsity goal 57 seconds later, and AvaBenDavid made it 3-0 at the 4:28 mark.
Haleigh Johnson scored late in the first period and Grace Gibson tallied 8:39 into the second to bring Nantucket to within 3-2, but Vineyard freshman Lily Moran scored the eventual game winner four minutes later.
Emerson Pekarcik scored for Nantucket in the third period, but the Whalers couldn’t put another puck past Vineyard goalie Maria Frangos, who played a stellar game between the pipes.
Lauren Boyd and Caroline Kelleher each had two assists for the Vineyarders (4-9-2 overall, 2-6-2 C&I).
The girls are back on home ice Saturday at 12:30 pm against Latin/Fontbonne Academy.