MHS played its two toughest games of the season back-to-back this week, and neither ended well for MHS.
Reigning state champion Norwell defeated the Lady Falcons 15-2 on May 2, dropping the team’s record to 2-4 overall, and 2-2 in the South Shore League.
Ainsley Kiefer and Caroline Shields had goals in the game for the Falcons. Julia Tenore made 15 saves.
Coach Arlene Petrunich admitted that playing the two juggernauts back-to-back was a tall task. “I’m glad to be done with those two teams,” she joked.
Callia Eaton, Kristin Kondracki, Sam Morry and Brooke Johnston all had strong outings for the Falcons defensively.
Cohasset High School showed the kind of sportsmanship and class that ideally would not stand out like it did on April 30 at Mashpee High. The Skippers have been one of the premier Division 2 girls’ lacrosse programs for years. They look like one of the favorites to return to the regional finals once again this spring.
Mashpee High is an up-and-coming program, but not yet on the same level. Hosting the Skippers at Horne Stadium, it was clear early on that MHS was not going to be victorious. Cohasset jumped out to a 10-0 lead by halftime against the hard-working Falcons.
Rather than rub it in, Cohasset played its reserves and did not worry about scoring at will. They played hard, but netted just one goal after the intermission in an 11-0 victory.
Mashpee goaltender Julia Tenore played well for MHS. She made 10 saves and quarterbacked a defense that was very busy. Cassie Baker, Kristin Kondracki, Sam Morry and Callia Eaton all showed tremendous hustle and grit throughout the game. Tassia McGrail and Anna O’Neill also put in time digging at loose balls.
Offensively the Falcons had a difficult time getting any rhythm going. The Skippers did a great job of winning loose balls on the ground and were excellent at cutting off passing lanes. When the ball was in the air the visiting team seemed to be able to get there first almost every time.
Mashpee will host Rockland High School on Tuesday, May 7, at 4 PM.