FALMOUTH — Evie Clement wanted nothing to do with hockey. Devon Sarazin was a figure skater but had given it up.

Now they’re in the center of the ice, propelling the Falmouth High girls’ hockey team to another chance at a state title-game appearance.

The girls’ hockey playoffs begin Wednesday, although the Yachtsmen (14-2-2) have a bye as the No. 2 seed in the South. Falmouth will begin play in the semifinals Friday against Biddeford or Cheverus, who meet Wednesday.

Falmouth is always in the mix this time of year and will be again, especially with a potent offense relying on two capable lines. Clement centers one, Sarazin the other. Both are juniors.

“They are great two-way players,” Coach Rob Carrier said. “They play a full 200-foot game. Both ends of the ice they make good things happen.”

Clement used to think the best thing to happen near the ice was leaving it.

“My dad and both my older brothers (Julien and Andre) played hockey. I was always dragged to the rink,” Clement said. “I hated hockey and I was convinced I would never play.”

But when Evie was 7, her dad made one more plea.

“Dad was about to give my older brother’s equipment away. He said it was my last chance (to play),” Evie said. “I changed my mind and here I am.”

Where Clement is, is centering a line with Camden Carrier and Marcy Kittredge. Carrier is the goal-scorer among the group (16 goals and nine assists in 17 games – the Falmouth statistics are missing one game), but Clement has 10 goals, with 14 assists. Kittredge has nine goals and 10 assists.

“The three of us have awesome chemistry on and off the ice,” Clement said. “We really mesh well. It’s one of those things where you almost know where they’re going to be on the ice.”

Sarazin, the former figure skater, was in sixth grade when she saw friends trying hockey.

“I tried it and ended up liking it,” Sarazin said.

Sarazin (nine goals, 12 assists) centers a line with Sarah Hutcheon (18 goals, 10 assists) and Abigail Lebel (7 goals, 12 assists).

“Both are experienced players and both pass well,” Sarazin said. “We work so well together.”

While Hutcheon is the big scorer, Sarazin said both her linemates have solid shots … and “the one thing I love about Abi is her aggressiveness – going for the puck with a full head of steam.”

The offense has clicked all year, except for a 3-0 loss on Jan. 1 to undefeated Greely.

The only other blemish on the record is a Jan. 22 game when the Yachtsmen led Scarborough 2-0 after two periods, only to see the Red Storm tie it with 47 seconds left, then win it in overtime.

“Those first two periods were some of the best hockey we’ve played,” Clement said. “But we got a little too comfortable.”

Early in the season, the Yachtsmen tied Scarborough, 3-3.

A third meeting is likely. Falmouth is favored to reach the South semifinals, as is No. 1 Scarborough (16-1-1).

Two playoff wins would put Falmouth in the state final, where it has been in 2012 and last year, losing both times.

“We’ve always had that huge goal for a state championship,” Sarazin said.

WEDNESDAY’S GAMES include No. 3 Cheverus (11-7) vs. No. 6 Biddeford (6-12) at 4:30 p.m. at Troubh Arena, and No. 5 Cape Elizabeth/Waynflete/South Portland (6-12) vs. No. 4 York (9-9) at 6 p.m. in Dover, New Hampshire, in the South. In the North, No. 3 Lewiston (10-7-1) plays No. 6 Brunswick (8-9-1) at 8 p.m. at the Colisee, and No. 5 Yarmouth/Freeport/Gray-New Gloucester (8-10) vs. No. 4 Edward Little/Leavitt (8-7-3) at 4:20 p.m. at Norway Savings Bank Arena.

While Scarborough and Falmouth will host the South semifinals this weekend, No. 1 Greely (18-0) and No. 2 St. Dominic (16-2) will be hosting the North semifinals.