FALMOUTH – Six players scored goals as unbeaten Falmouth rolled to a 19-6 win against Yarmouth in a Western Maine Conference girls’ lacrosse game Monday night.

“We have a number of girls who can put the ball in the net so it’s hard to focus on any one girl,” Falmouth Coach Robin Haley said. “It’s really been a team effort at the start of our season, which has really helped. It’s made it very difficult for teams to defend.”

Falmouth (4-0) already has two wins this season over Yarmouth, which is off to an 0-4 start after winning the Class B state championship last season.

Haley said the game was much closer than the final score indicates.

“They’re still a very competitive team, and they showed us some things we still need to work on,” she said. “The score says one thing, but the game says something entirely different.”

Falmouth opened the season April 12 with a 12-2 victory against the Clippers at Yarmouth.

“Falmouth is good,” said Yarmouth Coach Dorothy Holt, who is missing 13 players from last season’s championship team. “They have some veteran players in some key spots, and we have some younger players in key spots, but they’re starting to step up. I think you’re going to see a different team in the second half of the season.”

The Clippers won seven of the first nine faceoffs, but they scored only three goals during those possessions.

Goalie Moie Aaskov stopped four of Yarmouth’s first five shots. Then, once the Yachtsmen got their offense going, Yarmouth couldn’t stop them.

“We have a very talented group this year,” said Megan Fortier, a senior who had six goals and four assists. “We’ve definitely shown that, and we’re getting better every game. Our transition is getting better. Our offense (is) starting to settle down. It’s all starting to click, and it’s good to see (that) early.”

Molly Ryan and Alex Bernier each scored four goals. Vanessa Audet and Sabrina Smithwork had two goals, and Angela Mallis also scored.

“(The) key is we don’t have just one person you can face guard,” said Fortier. “We have multiple people we can go to to get goals. That’s very difficult for the other team to handle.”

Grace O’Donnell and Madeline Wood each scored two goals for the Clippers, and Erika Pierce and Jenna Lowery scored one goal.

Falmouth, which led 10-5 at the end of the first half, held Yarmouth scoreless for the first 29 minutes of the second half.

“I thought our defense did a nice job today,” Haley said. “They were able to get the ball out.

“On both ends of the field we’re doing some decent things, but we’re still a long way from where we would like to be.”

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