FALMOUTH – Unbeaten Waynflete kept its cool while cruising to a 13-10 win against previously unbeaten Falmouth in an Western Class B girls’ lacrosse game Friday night.

The defending regional champions made the most of their scoring chances and got a strong performance from junior goalkeeper Katherine Torrey to run their record to 6-0.

“We wanted to take advantage of every opportunity we had,” said Sadie Cole, a junior attacker who scored three goals and had two assists. Falmouth is such a strong team this year. We knew that coming in, so we knew what to do on offense.”

“What it comes down to is if we have possession, they can’t score,” Cole explained. “Lacrosse is such a game of possession that when we get it, we want to take our time and not force it in.”

Waynflete opened a 7-1 lead in the first 12 minutes.

“They came out strong and capitalized on errors that we made in our midfield and defensive games, and it took us a while to adjust,” Falmouth Coach Robin Haley said.

“It’s tough to come back when Waynflete scores that many goals, but we stayed in the game. We got close, but time was not in our favor.”

The Yachtsmen (4-1) got four goals in less than three minutes to cut the deficit to 7-5, but they were unable to get closer.

“We’ve got to look at the positives. There’s a lot of good things we did,” Haley said. “We came back twice and we lost by three. In the past, Waynflete has such a strong tradition we would kind of psych ourselves out of the game. We didn’t do that today, and that’s something I’m extremely proud of because that is something we can work with.”

Tradition was definitely on the side of the Flyers, who have never lost to Falmouth and have either a state or regional title in eight of the past nine seasons.

The Yachtsmen held a 21-17 edge in shots, but Torrey was credited with 11 saves.

“Their goalie played stellar,” Haley said. “She came up with some really key saves. We had some really tough shots and she made those big saves, and that kind of set us back a little bit.”

Falmouth scored a total of 61 goals in its first four games.

“In prior games, we have been to score goals pretty easily, and that wasn’t the case today,” Haley said.

“Katherine Torrey has been unbelievable this year,” said Waynflete midfielder Martha Veroneau, who had four goals and two assists. “She worked a lot in the offseason to get quicker and did some strengthening and conditioning over the winter. It really shows (that her work) paid off.”

Walker Foehl also scored four goals for the Flyers.

For Falmouth, Geneva Waite had three goals, and Vanessa Audet, Carline McKeon and Alex Bernier each chipped in with two.

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