After two days of home action, the regular season concluded for Vineyard teams on Friday evening.
On Friday night, the boys' hockey team defeated Nauset 11-2 before a large home crowd. with seniors Tyson Araujo, Sam Burke, Andrew Carroll, Brian Fraser, and Caleb Hallett honored before the game. Fraser closed out the first period with back-to-back goals, and kicked off the second period with two more scores; fellow cocaptain Araujo notched five assists and one goal. Junior Alexander Vukota and freshman Tristan Araujo each scored two goals, and senior Sam Burke, making his return to home ice from an injury, had a goal and an assist. Sophomore Bryce Nelson scored his first varsity goal on an assist from fellow sophomore Greg McCarron. Hallett entered the match in the third period to close out his career in goal.
Girls' basketball and girls' hockey played their final regular season games on Thursday, with the basketball squad falling 54-46 to a tough Sabis International Charter School Team and hockey dropping a narrow 4-3 contest to league opponent Marshfield.
Freshman Erin Hill led Vineyard scoring against Sabis, with 19 points. Junior Lucy Hackney scored 12 points, and senior cocaptain Kat deBettencourt had 8. The Vineyard hung with Sabis through the first half, trailing by just a point as the third quarter began. Sabis scored seven unanswered points to pull away soon after. A strong fourth quarter of scoring could not make up the difference.
A late goal by Marshfield with less than a minute of play proved the hockey team's downfall, and gave the Vineyard their first league loss of the season. The team had rallied from a 2-0 deficit, with Emily Hammet putting the Vineyard on the board (assisted by Belle Dinning) and defender Olivia Ogden made a perfect snap to tie the game in the third. Erin Hegarty's goal shortly after put the team ahead, but Marshfield made a late run to score with 31 seconds left on the clock.
Varsity seniors Alex Clark, Emily Hammett, Haven Huck and Callie Jackson, along with junior varsity seniors Emelia Cappelli, Alice Keenan, and Mikayla Tinus were honored before the game.
In picture, junior Taija Browne (20), freshman Erin Hill (5) and junior Emily deBettencourt (11) make a run against Sabis International Charter School.