FALMOUTH — Unbeaten Falmouth put into practice just what what it has been practicing on Thursday night.

The Yachstmen got their shots off, Sydney Bell and Bella Libby scored three goals apiece, and Falmouth rolled to an 8-1 victory against winless Gray-New Gloucester in a Western Maine Conference field hockey game.

The Yachtsmen ran their record to 4-0 to remain atop the Class A South Heal point standings.

“We’ve definitely been focusing on shooting because we don’t tend to get our shots off quick enough,” said Bell, who scored all of her goals in the first half to propel the Yachtsmen to a 4-0 lead. “Tonight, every chance we got we just tried to take a shot and it ended up paying off.

“As soon as I got into the circle if (I had) an open opportunity, I took the shot. You never know what’s going to happen. Somebody could tip it in or it could get through.”

Falmouth also has been working on passing, and Libby said the team also improved in that area.

“(Passing) has been a little bit of difficulty so far, and we’ve taken some time to work on it,” she said. “That is why we succeeded in what we were trying to do (tonight) because we’ve worked so hard at it in practice. We are definitely putting a lot in our practices and it’s showing in our games, and that’s exciting.”

Maddie Rouhana and Caitlyn Bull also scored goals for Falmouth. Hannah Smith and Kate Kelley each had an assist.

“Our last two games have been on grass, so coming back to turf certainly helped,” Falmouth Coach Robin Haley said. “You have to work a lot harder on your skills on grass. It was nice to execute the things we’ve been working on.”

Taking on the Yachtsmen on their turf field was a tall order for the rebuilding Patriots (0-4).

“It was the first time we’ve seen the turf this season, and it’s always a shift in the dynamics,” Gray-New Gloucester Coach Christa Roddy said. “It’s the first varsity season for a lot of players, and (Falmouth) is big, strong and fast.”

After spending much of the first half stuck in its own end of the field, Gray-New Gloucester made some lengthy forays into the Falmouth end during the second half.

Cara Waltz, one of the six seniors on the Patriots’ 18-girl roster, scored late to end the Yachtsmen’s bid at a second consecutive shutout. Fending off a couple of defenders, she moved the ball 50 yards downfield before slipping a close-in shot past goalie Shannon Staples.

“Something we’ve been working on is playing every single minute,” Roddy said. “We set our own goals for today, what we wanted to accomplish throughout the game, and we met a lot of our goals.

“Some games you have to come in and say, ‘What are we going to get from this? How are we going to grow from this?’

“Sometimes, the win isn’t the goal.”