With two games left in the regular season, both against Mashpee High School, the Falmouth High girls’ lacrosse team knew exactly what it needed to do make the state tournament. It needed to have wins both days. Anything less and its run of tournament trips would be over.
They’re halfway there after hosting the Falcons on Senior Day yesterday at the FHS field. And if the game on Tuesday, May 28, is anything like the first one, then the Clippers should be playing for at least a few more days.
Falmouth blitzed its neighbors, dominating from start to finish in a 15-5 shellacking of the Falcons, who have already been eliminated from the postseason and had their string of three straight postseason runs halted.
Senior Quinn O’Rourke paced the explosive Falmouth offense by scoring five goals. Fellow senior Lindsay Bosselman, who was voted the Class of 2019’s Most Athletic student-athlete in yearbook voting, had a big game as well. Bosselman potted a hat trick for FHS as the duo helped the team get off to a fast start that the Falcons could not recover from.
Senior Lindsay Oliveira also had a goal in the game.
It wasn’t just a day for the old guard, though. Freshman Colleen Caswell had her biggest day of goal-scoring in her young career as the talented young midfielder scored four goals for the Maroon and White. Two other freshmen scored for FHS; Sam McKenzie and Deirdra DiNicola found the back of the Mashpee net.
Mashpee freshman Sam Morry had two goals to lead the Falcons. Callia Eaton, Caroline Sheets and Ainsley Kiefer had the other Falcons tallies.
On Wednesday, May 22, the Clippers fell to visiting Bridgewater-Raynham by a 16-6 score in a game that got away from FHS late in the first half. Down 6-1 in the middle of the first half, Falmouth popped in two quick goals to cut the deficit to three and looked like it might be able to close the gap against the visiting Trojans.
Goals from Quinn O’Rourke (three) and Lindsay Bosselman in just under two minutes’ time tightened the gap, but then B-R took over. Bridgewater-Raynham netted four goals in a row to up the lead to 10-3 before O’Rourke scored in the final minute of the first half to make it a 10-4 game at intermission.
Falmouth was never able to get back into it after that. Ella Sieger played the second half in goal for FHS and did a nice job, making a couple of point-blank saves. Cate Charette, Cate Brodie and Colleen Caswell all played strong on defense for Falmouth.