The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School fall sports teams have seen mixed results over the past few weeks, with some teams asserting their dominance in Cape and Islands league play and others struggling to gain momentum. Pride is on the line this weekend when most of the teams will face off against rival Nantucket in homecoming matchups.

All games, matches and races take place at the high school athletic fields (except golf). Golf rounds are played at the Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Golf Club in Edgartown.

Boys soccer coach Estaban Aranzabe’s strategy of treating every game like it’s a playoff match and outstanding performances from key players have spurred the team to an undefeated record across five games. Mr. Aranzabe estimated that 25 goals have been kicked past the goalposts so far, mostly off the cleats of midfielders and top goal scorers Luidi DeOliveira and team captain Emanuel Silva. He said the defense has been just as strong thanks to slide tackles from Nicholas DePaula and lights out goalkeeping from freshmen Hiaggo Goncalves and Gabriel Prito. The team looks for revenge from last year’s loss to also undefeated Nantucket on Saturday at 2:30 p.m., with the winner taking the top spot in the league.

Losses by one goal have plagued the girls soccer team over the past few weeks, falling 1-0 against Falmouth on Thursday and 2-1 against Monomoy on Friday. Though the team only has one win so far, coach Rocco Bellebuono said he’s proud of the team for competing hard in each match and showing passion and pride in their play. He said captain Alexis Condon has shown leadership in the midfield and goalkeepers Beckett Wadleigh and Ruby Reimann are keeping the team within striking distance of winning in each match. Nantucket is next up on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and Mr. Bellebuono said he expects another tight game where the Vineyarders can turn the season around with a big win.

The football team’s first game blowout win was short lived as the team looks to regain momentum after a pair of losses in the following weeks putting the team at 1-2 on the season. Coach Don Herman said a 34-26 loss last Friday against West Bridgewater was especially disappointing after the team led by two touchdowns just before halftime. He pointed to an interception by Tristan Scheller and offensive line work from Josh Pinto and Jason Davey as silver linings. The Vineyarders play next at home against Bourne on Friday at 6 p.m.

After a close loss to Monomoy on Friday, the field hockey team quickly turned it around to win three games in three days, outscoring their opponents 8-0. Addy Hayman was the top scorer with five goals, with assists from Abby Marchand and Mackenzie Condon. Coach Lisa Knight said that tight goalkeeping by Grace O’Malley and midfield work from Allyse Guyther were also big reasons for the victories putting the team at 6-2 on the season, the third best record in the league. She said the team was practically crawling to the bus after Monday’s match from exhaustion, but looks forward to continuing their winning streak against Nantucket on Saturday at 1 p.m.

The boys and girls cross country teams put up one of their best performances of the season on Saturday at the Manchester Invitational, competing against a crowded field of 3,000 runners from dozens of teams across the Commonwealth. Varsity boys finished eighth out of 47 teams, helped by a 17:24 time from medal winner Peter Burke, who finished 20th out of 317 runners, and a personal record from Kieran Karabees of 18:17. Other medal earners included the top Vineyard freshman finisher, Zach Utz, with a two-mile time of 12:01 and Catherine Cherry in the varsity girls division, who placed 23rd out of 226 runners with a time of 20:41. The team’s next challenge is against Saint John Paul II on Saturday with races starting at 11:30 a.m.

No one has driven in a hole in one yet, but golf coach Doug DeBettencourt said there’s been no need as the golf team has stormed ahead to a 6-2 record, putting them at fifth in the league. Mr. DeBettencourt said co-captain and medalist Benny Binder and Pete Gillis led the way in a victory against Cape Cod Tech last Thursday, and put up strong rounds in a narrow loss against non-league opponent Wellesley on Friday. The team has a busy week ahead with five days of play, including Nantucket on Thursday at 2:45 p.m. and the Vineyard Invitational at noon on Sunday.