Boys' Soccer Evens Score With Nauset

After dropping their first game of the season to mainland rival Nauset, the boys' soccer team picked up a 2-0 win over the Warriors Saturday afternoon in their first home game of the season. 

"They'd been looking forward to playing at home," head coach Esteban Aranzabe said after the match. "We had a tough start against [Nauset]." But on Saturday, he said, "We knew the way they were playing, and we were ready for them." 

Boys' Tennis Postseason Ends With Loss to Cohasset

A strong Cohasset side defeated the young Vineyard tennis team last Thursday, taking the south section division three semifinal match 4-1. Freshman Finn Simpkins, playing at third singles, earned the Vineyard's lone win of the day. 

The team, seeded second in the bracket, closes their season with a 15-2 record. Cohasset, entering as the number three seed with a 17-2 record, went on to defeat Pope John Paul in the section finals, and advance to the state tournament itself.

Boys' Tennis Sweeps Norwell in Division Quarterfinals

The boys' tennis team cruised to its first postseason victory Monday afternoon, going 5-0 against visting Norwell in the quarterfinal round of the division three south section tournament. 

"I think everyone played well," head coach Josh Schaan said after the match. "People were being consistent. It was smart tennis being played." The Vineyard, seeded second in the south bracket, earned a first-round bye. Norwell was seeded seventh. 

The match lasted just under two hours, although the Vineyard had secured its team win well before. 

Boys' Lacrosse, Girls' Tennis Fall in Postseason

Two Vineyard teams saw their postseasons come to an end last week, with girls' tennis dropping its first-round match to rival Cohasset, and boys' lacrosse falling to number-three seed Hanover in the quarterfinals of the division three south section tournament.

The boys, seeded eleventh in the bracket, picked up a close 9-7 win over sixth-seeded Old Rochester on Thursday, but could not overcome the Indians' offense. The team lost 14-3, and finishes the season with an 11-9 record.

Three Vineyard Teams Head to MIAA Postseason

Both tennis teams and the boys' lacrosse squad will represent the Vineyard when Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletics Association tournament play begins later this week. 

Boys' tennis is coming off back-to-back division three state championship titles, and enters the postseason with just one loss. The squad is 14-1, and received a number two seed in the division three south section bracket. They earned a bye in the first round and will play either Norwell or Sturgis Charter at home on June 2. Match time is at 3:30 p.m. at the newly christened Ned Fennessy tennis courts. 

Vineyard Track Takes Third in EAC Championship Meet

Senior captain Jeremy Alley-Tarter and freshman Livy Smith turned in winning performances Tuesday as the track and field squads traveled to Attleboro for the Eastern Athletic Conference championship meet. Alley-Tarter turned in a 1:57.6 in the 800-metre run to take first place. Smith picked up a victory in the 100-metre high hurdles with a time of 16.7 seconds, a feat particularly impressive since she only started running the event midway through the season. She was also second in the high jump and the 400-metre low hurdles. 

Vineyard Sailing Makes History, Qualifies for Mark Trophy

The Vineyard sailing team earned its first-ever berth in the annual New England Schools Sailing Association team racing championship race on Tuesday, making history for the program. They are one of eight teams in the region--representing a mix of both public and private schools--that will contend for the Fritz Mark Trophy this weekend at the Wianno Yacht Club in Osterville. 

Boys' Lacrosse Falls 9-8 to Pembroke in OT Battle

An overtime thrilled ended on the wrong side of victory for the Vineyard boys on Saturday afternoon as the team fell 9-8 to visiting nonleague opponent Pembroke. 

Girls' Lacrosse Takes Two in a Row

Girls' lacrosse picked up two decisive wins in a row this week, paving the way for a week of interleague competition as they defeated Coyle & Cassidy and Pembroke. 

Lacrosse Alum Earns Collegiate Conference Honors

Former regional high school lacrosse standout Madison Hughes was named to the All-Northeast Conference First Team last week, one of four players from Central Connecticut State University to make the 14-player roster. 

Hughes, a sophomore at Central Connecticut State University, signed with the Blue Devils' program two years ago. A four-year varsity starter and senior captain for the Vineyard squad, she was the first player in the history of the high school girls' program to sign with a division I school. 

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