Johnston Makes A Play On D

Mashpee High School defender Brooke Johnston took Falmouth Academy’s Emily Wheeler away from the net with a bit of a hip check during Thursday’s game.

Falmouth Academy closed out its regular season with a 13-7 victory against a Mashpee team playing its penultimate contest of the 2019 season yesterday, May 30, in Falmouth. The win for the Mariners ended their regular season at 13-6 overall. They now will prepare for the upcoming state tournament.

Mashpee has one more game, today against visiting Hull. Having come short of the tournament qualification requirement, that will be it for MHS in 2019.

FA jumped out to an early lead and was in good shape after that to the final horn. The Mariners did a great job of controlling the draws throughout the first half, which helped them to a 5-0 lead in the early going and 9-3 advantage at halftime.

Ainsley Ramsey led the home team with five goals. Emma Keeler and Maria Medeiros each had three and Grace Russell and Sarah Keer both finished with one.

Mashpee’s Sam Morry paced the offense for the visitors. Morry scored three in the game. Ainsley Kiefer, Callia Eaton, Dana Richmond and Anna O’Neill fired home goal each for MHS.

Falmouth High 10, MHS 9

The Falmouth High School girls’ lacrosse team is headed to the MIAA Division 2 state tournament. It wasn’t easy, but FHS earned their spot in the postseason by clinching in their last game in a nail-biter against Mashpee High.

The Falcons gave the Clippers all that they could handle, but FHS won in the end by a 10-9 score against the hopeful potential spoilers. Senior Quinn O’Rourke scored four times, including the eventual game-winner, while fellow senior Danielle Shea had two and four players had one goal apiece.

Falmouth led the whole way, but was never able to open up any separation as the Falcons hung around and hung around. FHS led by a 6-3 score at the half, but MHS trimmed it two and kept it there most of the latter stanza. With a goal by Caroline Shieflds late the Falcons were within 10-9 with a minute to play. They then gained control and had the ball for the rest of closing time, but were unable to tie the score.

Sam Morry had three goals and an assist for the Falcons. Ainsley Kiefer scored two with an assist and Shields netted two. Maddie Strick and Callia Eaton each scored once. Julia Tenore made 13 saves in the net for the Falcons.

Falmouth’s other goals in the game came from Lindsey Bosselman, Abby Roman, Lindsey Oliveira and Deirdra DiNicola.

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