Clippers Advance With 10-6 Victory
By: RICH MACLONE, June 2, 2014
It’s on to the MIAA Division 2 South semifinals for the Falmouth High School boys’ lacrosse team after its solid victory May 29 over Quincy High School at Toran Field in Falmouth. The Clippers came on strong at the end of the first half and took down the Presidents by a 10-6 score, holding off a comeback bid by the visitors late in the game.
FHS is now 14-5 overall on the season. The third-seeded team in the region, the Clippers will face No. 7 Apponequet High School. The semifinals are slated to be held June 3 in Falmouth.
Yesterday, Falmouth got off to a great start as Arlin Moore scored his first of two first half goals just 31 seconds into the contest. Moore took a pass from Zack Barrett and sniped one by the keeper to put his team ahead.
Quincy came back to tie the score early in the second period, but Falmouth responded with four goals in the final four minutes of the half to take a 5-2 lead into the intermission. Moore started the barrage, with Griffin Morse scoring shortly after and then Barrett sandwiching two around a Quincy goal.
FHS scored one in the third, while the Presidents got two to close the gap to 6-4. Morse’s second of the game, early in the fourth, gave the Clippers a 7-4 lead, but then the Presidents fired back with two quick ones to make it a one-goal game.
Over the final few minutes, it was all Falmouth High. Senior Ryan Rocci netted a crucial goal with five minutes left and then Sammy Walker found the back of the cage with 3:48 to play. Alex Manos fired in the final dagger, 61 seconds later, to cap the scoring. From there, FHS ran out the clock on the Presidents.
“I’m proud of the guys’ accomplishments, but they need to realize that we need to play better,” coach Rory Morse said. “We played okay, but it’s going to take more to keep it going.”