Earlier in the season, when they were healthy and running at full strength, the Mashpee High School boys’ lacrosse team had little trouble against Blue Hill in a 14-8 victory.
In the rematch, on the road Tuesday May 21, the Falcons were unable to run out their full squad, and the downswing of the season continued. The Falcons dropped a 16-7 decision to the Warriors to fall to 3-11 overall on the year.
Owen Balfour continued to play well for Mashpee as he did the bulk of the heavy lifting for the MHS offense. He had five goals in the game. Mark Rogers had a goal and Caesar Hendricks had a score and an assist. Robbie Diaz had three assists and Kayden Eaton made a remarkable 25 saves in the game.
The injury bug has been Mashpee’s biggest problem of late. Before it hit hard the team was competing at a higher level despite losing more than it was winning. With Jack Howard, Stephen Robinson-Wahl and Adam Henschel all sidelined, MHS has been very shorthanded.
The depleted Falcons were run over by Bourne High School at Horne Stadium on Monday, May 20. The Canalmen scored the first six goals of the game, all in the first quarter, and rolled to an 18-3 win in Mashpee.
Goalie Kayden Eaton played well despite being under a constant barrage of shots. He made 19 saves in the game.
Owen Balfour had two goals for the Falcons. Samson Brooks netted the other one. Jack Stone and Mark Rodgers each had an assist for the blue and white.
Bourne led 8-2 at the half and opened up a 14-3 lead through three quarters. They then outscored Mashpee 4-0 in the fourth.
Last Friday, May 17, in Middleboro things also did not go well for the Mashpee boys. The Sachems scored a 14-4 win against the Falcons in Middleboro.
Stephen Robinson Wahl had a goal and Caesar Hendricks had a goal and an assist, as did Gabe Perreira. Owen Balfour scored one and Matt Bowen and Jack Stone each had an assist. Kayden Eaton made 18 saves in the game.