Make that three losses in a row for the Bourne girls’ soccer team.
Traveling to Fairhaven to face the Blue Devils on Wednesday, October 22, the Canalmen fell behind 1-0 early and could never recover en route to a 3-1 South Coast Conference road loss.
Fairhaven scored in the first three minutes and carried a 2-0 lead into the break at halftime. The Blue Devils added their third and final goal four minutes into the second half.
“We really just had no intensity or drive as a unit, with a couple of exceptions,” Bourne head coach Rui Correia said
Shortly after Fairhaven’s third goal, Correia said the team woke up and generated a number of chances inside the Blue Devils’ penalty area. All the chances were unsuccessful until Taylor Wing flicked a pass to Lexi Morisset, who capitalized on the well-placed pass to score her eighth goal of the season.
Correia went on to credit the defensive play of Madelyn Muttart, Emily Wing and Emma Correira in the midfield.
Despite the loss, the Canalmen did improve from their 6-0 home loss to Fairhaven on September 9.
Abington 3, Bourne 1
Much like its first game against the Green Wave, Bourne let an early lead disappear.
Visiting Abington in a nonconference match on Monday, October 21, the Canalmen scored first but the Green Wave scored the next three to win, 3-1.
Morisset scored on a pass from Alex Cunningham in the 14th minute to take an early 1-0 lead. It wouldn’t last long, however, as Abington netted the equalizer seven minutes later.
The two teams headed into the break at halftime with the score tied at one apiece.
Correia said his team threatened six or seven times in the second half, but credited Abington’s keeper for making nine saves in the game.
Abington and Bourne played to a 2-2 tie on September 4 in the first game of the season. It was also a game where the Canalmen held a lead in the game that got away from them.
Apponequet 3, Bourne 1
Freshman Emma Bourgault stopped 14 of 17 shots on net as the Canalmen fared much better the second go-round with the Lakers.
Hosting Apponequet on Friday, October 17, Bourne earned a 1-1 tie at halftime thanks to a goal from Morisset, but allowed a pair of second half goals to fall to the Lakers.
Muttart, Sydney Fitzpatrick and Grace Gobeil all played well defensively while Morisset joined Correira and Emily Wing as standouts in the midfield for the Canalmen.
Bourne (3-12-2, 2-5-1 SCC-Small) completes its regular season on the road against Mashpee in a non-conference match on Friday, October 25 at 3:45 PM. Previously, the Falcons escaped Bourne with a narrow 2-1 win on September 13.