A disappointing loss at Dennis-Yarmouth on Wednesday, October 6, leaves the Falmouth High School field hockey team in a position it did not want to be in. The Clippers are now going to need help to win the Cape and Islands League championship, or at least tie for it.

Falmouth outplayed its hosts from Dennis-Yarmouth for large stretches of the game, but the team’s offense was unable to solve the D-Y defense and ended up on the short end of a 1-0 score, losing for the first time this fall.

The Clippers are now 6-1-2 overall on the season. With league-leading Sandwich having just one draw in league play—against FHS—the Clippers will need to score a win at Sandwich the next time the teams play, and hope that another league opponent can get at least a tie against the Blue Knights.

D-Y scored the game’s only goal in the third quarter of play. Tess Labelle punched one in at the 8:12 mark of the third.

Falmouth was unable to match that. Coach Courtney Lima reported that FHS was awarded five penalty corner opportunities in the game, but she felt the Clippers should have had at least twice that many tries.

“We just couldn’t find the back of the net,” Lima said.

FHS got a strong game from its defensive core. Kaleigh Shea in particular played well for the Clippers.

Next up for the Clippers is a road game at Monomoy High School this afternoon. The Clippers and Sharks played to an exciting 3-3 draw in Falmouth two weeks ago.

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