Joyous Noise

Falmouth High’s Jamie Roth lets out a scream of joy after scoring to make it a 3-1 lead in the second period against Barnstable on Wednesday night. FHS went on to beat their rivals by a 4-1 score.

With four regulars out of the rotation for a variety of reasons, a shorthanded Falmouth High School girls’ ice hockey team came up with a strong effort against their rivals from Barnstable. Riding a surge of three goals in the second period, Falmouth knocked off Barnstable by a 4-2 score at the Falmouth Ice Arena on Wednesday night, January 12.

“In the second we scored on a couple of rebounds. In the first I thought we were better, but we made a couple of mistakes that gave them opportunities. In the second we kind of settled down a little bit. They had a couple of penalties, which helped...in the third period we played well for about six minutes, but then we [started making a lot of mistakes],” said FHS coach Brian Ferreira.

Sophomore Jane Hostetter scored two goals in the game to lead the way, and also had an assist in the game. Casey and Jamie Roth scored the other two goals for FHS.

The second period saw Falmouth share the puck very well and show some grit around the net as they took the game over. Casey Roth scored early in the period as she skated onto a pass up the right wing wall from Hostetter and then turned on the jets. After finding fourth gear she cut to the front of the net and beat the keeper upstairs over the glove for a 2-1 lead at 3:56.

Later in the period Falmouth opened up some breathing room. Jamie Roth made it 3-1 by crashing the net. Abby McDonald skated hard to the goal from the right wing and had a quality bid stopped by Jayden Ghelfi. The puck laid out front and Roth got there first and chipped it in to put her team up two. About a minute later Hostetter made it 4-1 FHS. Chloe Champani fired from the point and Hostetter got a piece of it and changed the trajectory.

In the third Falmouth had several quality chances, but came up empty. Goalie Lucy Armour made 21 saves in the game, including a couple of big ones early to keep her team from falling behind.

“Lucy was good,” Ferreira said. “She made some nice saves early in the game when it was still tied.”

Falmouth now prepares for a big Cape and Islands League tilt on Saturday. The Clippers will visit Gallo Ice Arena for a 4 PM contest against the Knights to determine first place in the league standings—for the time being at least. FHS is 5-2 overall, and 3-0 in the league. Sandwich enters with a 5-0 overall record and also is 3-0 in the league.

“That will be our biggest test so far. They’re good. They beat Barnstable 3-1, so we’ll see,” Ferreira said.

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