The Falmouth Academy boys’ lacrosse team had not been in action in 10 days, and they obviously could not wait to get back out on the field. The Mariners popped in six goals in the first quarter at home against Sturgis West Charter School en route to an 11-3 shellacking of the Navigators.
The long hiatus away from the field did not do anything to hinder the team’s offensive abilities as the squad posted its fifth consecutive win, improving to 7-1 overall on the season. Nine different players scored goals in the game for FA.
Falmouth scored the game’s first eight goals before Sturgis West got its first. At half-time, FA led by an 8-1 score and the team’s reserves handled the bulk of the work in the second half.
Cody Baker and Rob Eder were the only multiple-goal scorers for the M’s in the contest. They each had two goals. Single snipes were put on the board by Peter Wells, Willie Mendelsohn, Alex White, Drew Burchill, Luke Johns, Ethan Altshuler and Owen Sullivan.
“We were really sharing the ball well, moving it around and making good, crisp passes, getting easier shots,” head coach Mike Earley said.
In the net, Sam Giancola had another strong outing. The netminder faced 19 shots on goal in the contest, stopping 16 in the victory. He was aided by a strong all-around defensive showing, which included a nice game from Nick Russell. FA also benefited from having constant possession of the ball, thanks in large part to a dominant showing by Eder on face-offs, who won nine and did not lose any.