With the exception of the football team, which has three games remaining on its schedule, the regular fall season wrapped up last week.
The boys finished the season undefeated in the league, taking home the EAC Championship for the first time, and will continue to tournament play over the weekend (seeding was unavailable at press time).
The boys played division one powerhouse Barnstable to a 1-1 tie last Thursday, with the Vineyard’s goal coming off a Jack Roberts penalty kick.
On Tuesday, the team took on Bishop Feehan for their final conference game, defeating the Shamrocks 4-2. Seniors Rodrigo Honorato and John Marcal put the Vineyarders up early with one goal each (assists coming from Marcal and Roberts, respectively), but a lull in play allowed Feehan to come back and tie the game. Roberts knocked in the winning goal on an assist from junior Marc Natichioni, while Linycker Souza scored the go-ahead on an assist from junior Martin Aranzabe.
Roberts, Marcal and senior John Olivera finish the season ranked first, third and fifth, respectively, in the league for points scored. Senior goalkeeper Rafael Maciel is ranked fifth in the EAC.
The Vineyarders fell 35-0 to visiting Bishop Feehan last Friday, but look to rebound tonight as they take on 1-7 Bishop Stang in an away game.
Senior Michael Montanile led the defensive effort with 15 tackles, with seniors Tyler Araujo and Denver Maciel recording 11 and 9 apiece. Junior Doug Andrade had seven tackles.
Araujo and fellow seniors Delmont Araujo and Conor Smith had one sack each.
The team returns to the Island next week to take on Medford, and travels to Nantucket Nov. 18 for the final game of the season.
The team traveled to the Eastern Athletic Conference championship meet on Saturday, taking on Bishop Feehan, Bishop Stang, Somerset and Coyle Cassidy.
The boys finished second to undefeated Bishop Feehan, with sophomore Jeremy Alley-Tarter leading the Vineyard effort by placing seventh overall with a time of 17:04 (Feehan took the top six spots). Juniors Cooper Chapman, Michael Schroeder and Kyle Joba-Woodruff took ninth, tenth and eleventh with times of 17:07, 17:20 and 17:31. Junior Sam Oslyn (18:10), sophomore James Roddy (18:21) and junior Job deForest (18:30) rounded out the varsity runners.
The girls’ squad placed third, behind Bishop Feehan, who placed five runners in the top six, and Coyle Cassidy. Junior Hannah Moore turned in a ninth-place run with a time of 20:38. Sophomore Lily Neville, freshman Willoe Maynard, senior Shivonne Schofield and freshman Julia Neville took the 13th and 16th spots with times of 20:56, 21:02, 21:22 and 21:27, respectively. Senior Eva Balboni (22:38) and sophomore Lucy Norris (24:04) completed the squad.
The girls took home a second win over Cape Cod Regional Tech last Saturday, defeating their opponents 5-0 in their penultimate game of the season. The team fell 3-0 to Mashpee on Tuesday.