On a rain-soaked Saturday the Vineyard took on three teams from Nantucket at home resulting in three different outcomes with their perennial Island rival.

The girls soccer team earned its second victory of the season, sliding past the Whalers 1-0; the field hockey team mounted a comeback in the late stretch of the game for a 1-1 tie; and the boys soccer team fell 2-4 for its second loss of the season.

On the girls soccer pitch, Nantucket looked to make the most of three corner kick opportunities in the first half but the Vineyard’s junior goalie Maggie Best had some phenomenal saves despite the large muddle puddle that formed in front of her. Neither team could capitalize on attacks and the score remained 0-0 at the end of the first half.

“Our defense is a work in progress,” Coach Rocco Bellebuono said after the game. “I think we have done a pretty good job holding the fort.”

The offense kicked it in gear in the second half with sophomore Lily Moran scoring the game’s only goal to secure a 1-0 victory against the Whalers.

“The girls have been learning every game they have had these takeaways and been able to make progress,” Coach Bellebuono said.

Nearby, the field hockey was also making progress in a hard fought game.

Physical play punctuated the field hockey teams 1-1 tie. — Mark Alan Lovewell

“The whole game felt physically challenging,” Coach Becky Nutton said. “The Nantucket team was pushing us from the beginning.”

Both the Vineyarder and Nantucket led with aggressive attacks but neither team could break through until the third quarter when the Whalers scored the first goal of the game.

Coach Nutton said after the game that she had focused on keeping her team mentally positive in order to mount a comeback.

“I wanted us to keep our heads,” she said. “It felt like the physical tone that Nantucket was setting, I didn’t want [the Vineyarders] to get frustrated or start coming down on each other.”

The team responded and junior Nevin Alana converted in the fourth quarter, scoring after a contentious fight in front of Nantucket’s goal.

Boys cross country team took top honors in the Ocean State Invitational. — Charlie Utz

The game finished in a 1-1 tie. Coach Nutton said she felt like the Vineyarder stepped it up against Nantucket and commented how her team played whistle to whistle and never gave up.

Also on Saturday at home, the boys soccer team lost to Nantucket 2-4.

Off-Island, the boys cross country team continued its dominance, traveling to Rhode Island and winning the Ocean State Invitational.

The football team had its game canceled on Friday night.

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