O'Rourke Runs

Quinn O’Rourke scored four goals to help lead the Falmouth girls past Mashpee and earn a postseason spot.

The Falmouth High School girls’ lacrosse team is headed to the MIAA Division 2 state tournament. It wasn’t easy, but FHS earned their spot in the postseason by clinching in their last game in a nail-biter against Mashpee High.

FHS finishes the regular season at 10-10 overall. They will learn their postseason fates when the brackets are announced today on May 31.

The Falcons gave the Clippers all that they could handle, but FHS won in the end by a 10-9 score against the hopeful potential spoilers. Senior Quinn O’Rourke scored four times, including the eventual game-winner, while fellow senior Danielle Shea had two and four players had one goal apiece.

Falmouth led the whole way, but was never able to open up any separation as the Falcons hung around and hung around. FHS led by a 6-3 score at the half, but MHS trimmed it two and kept it there most of the latter stanza. With a goal by Caroline Shieflds late the Falcons were within 10-9 with a minute to play. They then gained control and had the ball for the rest of closing time, but were unable to tie the score.

Sam Morry had three goals and an assist for the Falcons. Ainsley Kiefer scored two with an assist and Shields netted two. Maddie Strick and Callia Eaton each scored once. Julia Tenore made 13 saves in the net for the Falcons.

Falmouth’s other goals in the game came from Lindsey Bosselman, Abby Roman, Lindsey Oliveira and Deirdra DiNicola.

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