YARMOUTH – Catie O’Toole scored two goals and added an assist to lead the Yarmouth Clippers to a 4-1 win over the Waynflete Flyers in a Western Maine Conference field hockey game played Monday night at Yarmouth High School.

O’Toole’s offensive output came in the opening 18 minutes of the game to help end seven games of offensive aggravation.

“I think I’ve been playing well but every game I get frustrated that I’m not there at the right moment and that my stick just doesn’t happen to hit the ball at the right time,” said O’Toole after netting her first two goals of the season.

“But I think in the end it’s not about who scores the goal it’s about working together to get the goals.”

Yarmouth (4-3-1) opened the scoring just 2:38 into the game when an O’Toole shot from the outside caromed off the post right to Maddie Loomis, who made no mistake putting it away to collect her first goal.

“For us it’s really about the start,” said O’Toole.

“We need to start with intensity and we need to start playing our game. As soon as we start with that momentum, I think we can carry it. I think the most important thing tonight was that we got a shot off quick because then we had the confidence to just keep pushing. We just got the drive and we felt the passion.”

O’Toole kept the momentum going herself. Her goals, scored 12 minutes apart, put the Clippers ahead 3-0 in the first half. The first came off a corner played in by Loomis and the second was delivered off a goalmouth scramble.

“Catie is aggressive, she’s intense and she’s hungry for the ball,” said Yarmouth Coach Mandy Lewis.

“She’s not afraid to run onto it and take it right away from the opponent and bring it inside the circle. The one thing about Catie is she creates. She’s not just a goal scorer and we saw that on the assist she had tonight.”

The Flyers (2-4) managed to create only one chance to cut into the three-goal deficit. Midway through the half Susannah Moore sent a pass ahead to Nyanen Deng but her shot was kicked away by Yarmouth starting goalkeeper Nikkie Hickey.

The Clippers completed their scoring in the final minute of the opening half when, after several close-in chances, Carlene Shaw finally found an opening and scored past Waynflete goalkeeper Kailina Mills.

Waynflete scored its goal 11 minutes into the second half on an individual effort by Moore.

The senior pounced on a Yarmouth defensive turnover, quickly cut to the front of the net before sending a sharp shot past Yarmouth goalkeeper Meaghan Gorman, who took over between the pipes to start the second half. Too little, too late.

“These girls have been having a hard time coming out and playing 60 minutes of field hockey that they know how to play and tonight everything fell into place,” said Lewis.

“We really are a passing team and that’s how we gain some momentum and tonight they came out hungry in the circle so that was nice to see too.”