Falmouth High School's Sam McKenzie

Samantha McKenzie

Senior Samantha McKenzie joined an exclusive club at Falmouth High School on Wednesday, December 15. McKenzie, the Clippers’ first line center, became just the third ever player on the Falmouth High School girls’ team to reach 100 career points. She joined 2015 alums Kelly Ferreira, the school’s all-time leading scorer and current assistant coach, and Maddi Haberl as the only Clippers to ever get to triple digits.

It might not be too long before McKenzie passes both of the former state champions for first overall. Entering the game with 99 career points, McKenzie netted a hat trick to go along with two assists in the Clippers’ 8-4 win over Martha’s Vineyard. Falmouth improved to 2-0 overall with the victory.

“She didn’t wait long to get it over with,” Head Coach Brian Ferreira said. “That can be tough when you’re sitting one away from it.”

McKenzie scored the game’s first goal at the 7:52 mark of the first period to get to the magic number as she put home a feed from Taytum Cox. Seconds later, after the celebration was over, Falmouth was celebrating a 2-0 lead thanks to a goal from Chloe Champani, who was set up by linemate Avery Johnsen.

MV got one back to make it a one-goal goal with 2:37 to play in the first, but FHS struck back a minute later to regain their two-goal advantage. Abby McDonald fired one home for a 3-1 lead, with McKenzie assisting.

Falmouth pulled away even more in the second period. Katie Shanahan struck for an unassisted goal just 35 seconds into the period, and then at 5:19 McKenzie potted her second of the night, from McDonald. MV made it 5-2 at 7:07, but then Jamie Roth got in on the fun to put her team ahead by four again just 27 seconds later, with Gabby Ferreira setting her up.

The Vineyard got to within three again shortly after that, but then McDonald scored her second at 13:01, with McKenzie assisting. Each team scored once in the third period. The Falmouth goal came from McKenzie, with Cox picking up the assist.

FHS opened the season with a game against a badly overmatched Old Rochester team. The game was over about as quickly as it started as Falmouth scored 13 seconds into the game and never slowed down in a 17-1 shellacking of the Bulldogs.

FHS hopes to make it a 3-0 start to the season when they return to the ice Saturday, December 18, for a 5 PM game against visiting LaSalle (Rhode Island).

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