Falmouth Field Hockey Takes Down Nauset
By: Rich Maclone
Falmouth High School’s field hockey team bounced back from a disappointing defeat on Monday by taking down visiting Nauset High School on Wednesday afternoon. Falmouth pulled away by scoring two second half goals, and nearly had a third, as they defeated the Lady Warriors by a 3-0 score.
Amy Wilson, a senior captain, had the first goal of the game for the Clippers. Nauset’s goaltender actually made a great save on a shot from up top, but committed the error of stepping on the ball, which is against the rules of the game. That awarded Falmouth a penalty stroke, which Wilson took and deposited in the left-hand corner of the cage for a 1-0 lead late in the first half.
In the second half the Clippers dominated the action, limiting the Warriors offense to next to nothing. The visitors had just four shots on net for the game.
“I thought that we played well. The difference between today and Monday (against Sandwich) was that they just weren’t intimidated.
Anna Losordo was credited with a superb game in the midfield, and Tommi Gans also was praised by the coach for her tenacity.
Falmouth got two more goals in the second half, both of which were scored by Maggie MacDonald. Her first came with 18:20 to play in the game, seconds after a bomb by Maddi Haberl had been saved. MacDonald flicked a shot from the far post that beat the keeper to the glove side for a 2-0 lead. Then, with 3:18 to play, MacDonald scored on again. Her unassisted tally ran by the goalie on the near side.
“Just taking the shots, and creating opportunities was the difference,” Norton said. “I thought that everyone played well.”
Falmouth has a big one on Tuesday.
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