The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School boys soccer team’s postseason run ended in dramatic fashion Wednesday evening with a 2-1 overtime loss against Seekonk in the MIAA south division 3 playoffs.

Over 100 MVRHS students traveled via fan bus to the match to cheer on the Vineyarders against second seeded Seekonk High school.

The wet and narrow field led to several slips and tight, aggressive play throughout, according to Vineyard coach Esteban Aranzabe.

He said despite the less than ideal conditions, the seventh-seeded Vineyarders dominated time of possession and put heavy pressure on the opposing goalie from the get-go. Seekonk struck first less than 15 minutes into the game, but the Vineyarders evened it up at 1-1 off the cleats of Emanuel Silva just before the half.

He said the Vineyarders continued to control the ball in the second half and shut down Seekonk with the help of three saves by Vineyard goalie Hiaggo Goncalves and midfield leadership from captain defenders Morgan Estrella and Matheus Brito.

Still, Mr. Aranzabe said the team struggled to capitalize on scoring opportunities and put the ball in the net. The match ended scoreless and in overtime the Vineyarders physical game backfired.

“In overtime we were pressuring them,” said Mr. Aranzabe. “There was a counterattack and the referee called a foul 10 yards outside the [Vineyard] box. Their player put the ball in, high in the right post in the only spot it could go in.”

The goal gave Seekonk the victory and marked the end of an impressive 15-4-1 season for the Vineyard team with only one senior starter.

“It was a beautiful run. No one believed in this team because it was so young,” said Mr. Aranzabe. “I told the players they should be very proud and they played like lions. They should be at peace with themselves because they left 100 per cent on the field.”