The 4-and-1 Vineyarders’ quest for an Eastern Athletic Conference championship suffered a major blow on Friday as undefeated league opponent Somerset shut them out for a second straight year in a 40-0 drubbing. Led by senior runningback Seth DeMello, the Raiders set the tone early with a 34-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. DeMello added touchdown runs of one yard and a fourth quarter 55-yard exclamation mark to cap a 228-yard day. Quarterback Adam LeDoux added three touchdowns of his own to seal the victory. Even vuvuzelas couldn’t awaken the Vineyard offense on a blustery Friday evening as it managed only 53 yards total on the night. The Vineyarders next game is at Cape Cod Tech this Saturday at 1 p.m.
Bishop Feehan dropped the Martha’s Vineyard varsity boys’ soccer team 1-0 on Saturday. The soccer team has two wins, four losses and three ties on the year. The girls’ varsity registered their first win of the season with a 1-0 victory over Whitinsville Christian on Tuesday. Both teams played again last night against Coyle Cassidy.
The boys’ golf team finished its season 13 and 4, a record which qualified them for Wednesday’s South Sectional championships. The squad finished seventh in the tournament with a top score turned in by Mike DeBettencourt.
Despite a top time of 16:54 turned in by Willy Nevin, the Martha’s Vineyard boys’ cross-country team dropped to 4-1 in a 16-45 loss to Bishop Feehan in Oak Bluffs on Wednesday. The performance followed a 20-35 win over Somerset on Monday with top times turned in again by Willy Nevin, 17:46, along with Michael Schroeder, 18:32; Cooper Chapman, 18:48; Kyle Joba-Woodruff, 18:58; and Jobe DeForest, 19:04. Meanwhile the girls also lost to Bishop Feehan despite a top overall time turned in by Shivonne Schofield of 20:13. The team lost to Somerset 24-35 on Monday as well. The girls’ squad is 3-3 on the year.
The girls’ varsity field hockey squad lost 1-0 against Notre Dame Academy on Tuesday, dropping to a 7-5-3 record overall on the year.