FREEPORT – J.P. White scored the lone goal as Falmouth beat Freeport 1-0 in a Western Maine Conference schoolboy soccer game Monday.

Falmouth (8-2-1) has won four of its past five games. Freeport (5-5-1) has lost twice to Falmouth.

White’s goal came 28 minutes into the second half as he capitalized on a clean break.

“It’s an ongoing process when you’re moving in on goal,” White said.

“You’re trying to make sure the ball doesn’t go too far out in front of you, trying to keep it under control and at least get a shot off.”

The goal came off a sequence that began with a great chance by Freeport.

Connor Dietrich controlled the ball deep in the Yachtsmen zone and sent a cross to the front of the goal. The ball curled perfectly, eluding all defenders before finding the inside of the post and bouncing out into the crease area.

A moment later, Luke Velas of Falmouth gathered the ball and sent a long breakaway pass to White.

“It’s that transition, it just changes just like that and it happens quite often,” said Freeport Coach Joe Heathco.

“We went forward because we had that good opportunity. We made a bad back pass and the center back just doesn’t get a head on the ball and the ball went the other way.

“That White kid is a (heck) of a player. You knew when he got it on his foot you were in trouble.”

It was a frustrating result for the Falcons, who had carried much of the play in the opening half.

In fact, if not for some exceptional play from goalkeeper Will D’Agostino, the Yachtsmen might have found themselves in a deep halftime hole.

D’Agostino came up with three big saves in the opening half. Two of his best were on Zach Greene, who was denied on a rebound chance seven minutes into the game, then on a point-blank opportunity late in the half.

“It was a hard-fought game,” said Falmouth Coach David Halligan. “Freeport is always organized and tough to play, especially here at home.

“I thought our keeper, Will D’Agostino, probably kept us from not being down 4-0 in the first half.”

The Yachtsmen were more dangerous in the second half after deciding to concentrate on an aerial offense to eliminate some unexpected bounces experienced on the grass field in the first half.

The adjustment paid immediate dividends with two chances in the opening 10 minutes by Grant Burfeind.

Freeport goalkeeper Alex Campbell stopped the first from prime scoring position. The second was headed wide.

“They had some pretty good chances but I guess we just kept playing the ball forward,” said White, who scored three times against the Falcons in a 4-0 victory Oct. 3.

“Luckily we were able to break through their defense and win the game.”