Two quick goals put the Vineyard boys soccer team ahead early against the defending Division II state champion Nauset Warriors Thursday afternoon, and the Cape and Islands League juggernaut was visibly shook.

Having only surrendered one goal in all September, the Nauset Warriors found themselves in unfamiliar territory, playing without the lead. But Nauset came out firing on all cylinders in the second half and dominated possession as they clawed their way to a 2-2 tie.

On Saturday under the lights at Dan McCarthy field the Vineyarders squared off against Brockton in an intense and highly physical match. Referees handed out eight yellow cards throughout the match, two given to Brockton and six dolled out to the Vineyard. After exceeding the limit of five yellow cards, the Vineyarders ended the match in a forfeit following a scuffle with just under seven minutes remaining in the second half.

Mouche Oliveira looks for position. — Aaron Wilson

When the final whistle blew, the scoreboard read 2-0 Brockton, but a forfeit tacks on another goal, making the official final score 3-0. However, the two teams did line up and shake hands after the conclusion of the game without incident, and even took a group photo before Brockton bolted to the boat.

Next up for the boys is a crucial divisional matchup at Falmouth Thursday afternoon. Saturday Barnstable comes to town for another match under the lights. Start time is set for 6 p.m.

Sunday afternoon the Vineyard Golf Club hosted their fifth annual Invitational. Eleven schools and a total of 44 golfers participated. And for the fourth year in a row, Nauset emerged the champions.

The Vineyard finished third, four strokes behind second-place Bishop Feehan, with solid rounds on a blustery day from Andrew Marchand and Pete Gillis.

After a very solid September where Vineyard golfers went undefeated in league play and earned a playoff birth, they dropped their first match within the league to Nauset away on Tuesday at Captains Golf Course in Brewster. Thursday the boys will look to get back to their winning ways when Dennis-Yarmouth comes to town to face off with the Vineyarders at Farm Neck.

It was a tough week for the field hockey team, which also squared off with familiar foe Nauset Friday afternoon at home. The girls fell 5-1 to the Warriors, then Monday afternoon they traveled to Harwich for a match against division-leading Monomoy High. They were blanked 3-0 against the Sharks on Monday, but look to get back on their feet with a win on the road against Sturgis East on Wednesday.

Girls soccer traveled to, you guessed it, Nauset Thursday afternoon, and played the Warriors with valiant effort but in the end, came up just short. They fell 1-0, but after a week to prepare for a divisional matchup against Falmouth, they’ll be rested for the game against the Clippers Thursday afternoon at home. The match is set to start at 3 p.m.

As the cross country team continues to get back to full-strength and prepare for the Bay State invitational over Columbus Day Weekend, Dennis-Yarmouth steamed to the Vineyard for a meet Tuesday afternoon. The Vineyard’s boys dominated with Peter Burke leading a pack of eight Vineyarders across the finish line before the first Dolphin finished. Burke finished the 3.1-mile course in 17:05. He was followed closely by Isaac Richards, who finished at 17:36, and Kieran Karabees, who posted a finishing time of 17:59.

The Vineyard lady harriers also blazed the trail to victory following strong showings from twins Wren and Eloise Christy. Wren posted the top time among the girls, finishing in 20:19; her sister Eloise crossed the finish line only nine seconds behind her. Yayla DeChiara rounded out the top three, filling the winner’s podium with purple, finishing at 20:47.

After a bye week, Vineyard football is looking to keep their winning streak alive when they travel to Bourne to play the Canalmen Friday night. Last year Bourne ruined the Vineyard’s homecoming game after dropping 40 on the Vineyarders. This year the Vineyard is looking to flip the script with the taste of last year’s defeat still lingering for the young but experienced varsity squad. The Canalmen are winless this year, and like the Vineyard do not feature many seniors on their roster.

Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m.