The girls’ varsity and JV lacrosse teams started their season off with strong showings against Falmouth last Monday. The varsity led by captains Emily deBettencourt, Olivia Ogden and Aubrey Ashmun came up with a 12-7 win while the JV team lost a close one 18-15. High scorers for the day were junior, Belle Dinning who had three goals, and senior center Emily deBettencourt who had two goals and three assists.

Both teams were challenged when they played St. Helen’s/St. Katherine’s School from Oxford, England last Friday. The English girls were fast, aggressive and all had excellent stickwork. Despite losing all three games (varsity 17-2, JV 15-2 and youth 12-2), the Vineyard players had a wonderful two days hosting the English players. St. Helen’s/St. Katherine’s School is ranked one of the top eight high school teams in the UK this year and they have been playing together since September.