BATH — Third-seeded Yarmouth played an almost flawless first half and rolled to a 16-7 win against top-seeded Morse in the Class B North girls’ lacrosse championship game Wednesday.

Yarmouth, the two-time defending state champion, will play Kennebunk in the state final Saturday at Portland’s Fitzpatrick Stadium.

The Clippers (12-3) were in control throughout, opening an 8-0 lead by halftime.

“(We) came out strong (with) not a lot of turnovers, and that’s what it takes,” Yarmouth Coach Dorothy Holt said. “The girls took care of the ball.”

Yarmouth won seven of the game’s first eight draws and connected on eight of 10 shots in the first 25 minutes.

“If we could have made a save at the beginning and (gotten) a couple (goals), it could have been different,” Morse Coach Linda Levesque said, “but (Yarmouth) is a great team, and every mistake we made, every ball we dropped, they capitalized on.”

The Clippers have won four regional championships in a row.

“Every year is stressful,” Holt said. “You want it for the girls. This is what it’s about. This is what they want. It has nothing to do with me. They’ve worked really hard as a team, as a group.”

Play was more even during the second half, but Morse (12-3) could never move closer than nine goals.

“This is only the second time we’ve been (in a regional final), and I think that showed in the first five or six minutes,” Levesque said. “We did the best we could do and we fought as hard as we could fight.”

Eliza Lunt finished with six goals and five assists to lead the Clippers. Cory Langenbach, Meredith Lane, Eva Then and Jessica Kirk each scored two goals. Lilly Watson contributed a goal and two assists, Sophia Harrison and Molly Wilson also scored, and Ella Antolini had an assist.

Maddy Olsen scored three goals for the Shipbuilders. Emma Rossetti, Amanda Gagne, Noa Sreden and Madison Savory were the other goal scorers, Paige Daigle recorded two assists and Isabelle Paulus had one assist.