The girls' lacrosse team picked up their first win of the season Saturday afternoon with a decisive 15-9 victory over visiting Nantucket. Senior Zoe Listro led the way in scoring with five goals and four assists, while senior captain Isabel Smith notched four goals and one assist. Junior Lucy Hackey and sophomore Lee Hayman scored two goals each with one assist.
"Almost all of the goals had assists, which I like to see," head coach Betsy Dripps said. Coach Dripps added that the Vineyarders' team play and passing was improving with each game.
Sophomore goalie Samantha Hargy had a strong game in net with 11 saves.
The team is now 1-2 after a difficult start to the schedule, which featured the girls' most challenging league opponent, Biship Feehan, in their opening game. The Vineyarders stayed with Feehan through the first quarter, but the Shamrocks pulled away in the second to take an 18-7 win. Hargy picked up 19 saves, keeping the team in the contest throughout, but her Feehan counterpart stopped 25 shots to thwart the Vineyard attack. Junior center Emily deBettencourt played a key role on the draw notching one goal and one assist.
The girls nearly pulled off a 6-goal comeback against visiting Bridgewater-Raynham on Friday afternoon in a game that came "down to the wire," Coach Dripps said. Down 11-5, the Vineyarders rallied to pull within one goal. Bridgewater-Raynham stepped up their defensive efforts in the final five minutes to keep the Vineyard's hopes at bay, and pocketed an insurance goal in the final Smith led the Vineyard scoring with three goals and one assists, while Hackney had two goals and two assists. deBettencourt had one goal and two assists.
Tuesday's game against Coyle & Cassidy was postponed until Wednesday. The girls continue league play against Bishop Stang on Thursday in an away contest.