The Falmouth High School girls’ soccer team settled for a 1-1 draw on Martha’s Vineyard on Tuesday, October 5, in a game that went back and forth. Falmouth moved to 4-2-2 overall with the draw and is 3-1-2 in Cape and Islands League play.
FHS took the lead when forward Rachelle Andrade put home a pass from Taytum Cox in the 30th minute.
With about 20 minutes to play in the game the Vineyarders drew even.
Tish Blackwood had a strong game defensively for the Clippers as she matched up against one of the league’s better forwards and gave her fits. Sam McKenzie also had a strong outing on the back end in front of goalie Ella Sieger as the tandem stymied numerous bids by the Vineyarders to get things working in the middle of the field.
The Clippers scored a 1-0 win in their previous game, against Dennis-Yarmouth on September 30.
The Clippers’ goal was a length-of-the-field special as the play began at the FHS goal and went all the way down to the other end. Sieger started the play by scooping the ball and sending it up to Abby Fernandez, who then found Cox flying up the wing. Cox, with Andrade running the wing as an outlet, feigned a pass and buried a shot.
Sieger not only started the game’s lone scoring play; she also had a great day between the pipes. Coach Cory Dubuque credited the goalie for her aggressiveness in taking away crosses, stopping shots and directing traffic.