Three local squads got together to prepare themselves for the coming season at the new Falmouth High field on Monday, August 26. The Clippers hosted both Bourne and Mashpee High Schools as each team played the other for two 15-minute periods.
Falmouth Coach Courtney Lima said that she was very pleased to see her team play as well as it did in its first live action of the year. The team began workouts last Thursday, and rolled the ball out first against Mashpee and then against Bourne.
With plenty of questions that will need answering as the year moves ahead, it was a great opportunity for the Clippers to start figuring out what works and what needs improving.
“First off, my captains did a great job with practices over the summer,” Lima said. “Cate Brodie and Lindsey Oliveira had them ready from day one. We didn't have to worry about any conditioning stuff at all, they were just ready to go.”
With just four seniors returning and seven starter spots to figure out, Lima believes that the parts are in place for the team to compete. It's a matter of finding out what goes where.
“We have the pieces, it's like a puzzle, we just have to figure out where everything fits,” she explained. “There are some really talented young players, freshmen and sophomores, that are going to fit in.”
Falmouth's preseason continues through to next week when the team will open the season the latest of all the varsity team sports. The club's first real game will be held on September 10 when Nantucket visits the new Falmouth field. In the meantime the Clippers visit Sandwich High to play the Knights and Mansfield High in a scrimmage on ThursdayAugust 29 and are at the annual Dennis-Yarmouth jamboree on September 7.